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Before being diagnosed with epilepsy, Amanda Cook says she felt “trapped” by her seizure disorder. But since her diagnosis, Amanda says her confidence has soared, and she’s now getting ready to take the first steps toward a career in interior design.  Amanda has been accepted into the interior design technology program at George Brown College […]

Make Your Bed (Plus 6...

You wake up, roll out of bed (sometimes literally), brush your teeth and go about your day. That’s your routine — you’ve done it for years and it just feels normal. But like any routine, it can put you in a rut. Sometimes, revamping your habits and introducing something new into the minutia of your daily […]

How to Stay Active Wi...

Whether you’re a pro athlete or a serious amateur, psoriatic arthritis can test your commitment to sports. Joe Reynolds II of Columbus, Ohio, thought he had his psoriatic under control. He put new symptoms such as fatigue and knee pain on the back burner even as he struggled to drum up the energy to play sand […]

                  Google says technology can help people with disabilities live more independently, and it is offering $20 million to help prove it. On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of its Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities project, an initiative to fund nonprofits that use emerging technologies to help people […]

Park designed for dis...

An inclusive park designed for all children –including kids with special needs–would be a first for the county. Oliver, 4, wheels around with his twin sisters, 9-year-old Lauren and Evelyn, but finds it tough to keep up at most parks, said his mother, Tricia Potts. “He realized he was getting stuck on the sidelines when […]

GoHere Washroom Acces...

If you have Crohn’s disease or colitis, when you’ve got to go to the bathroom, you’ve really got to go. For people with one of these two related diseases, that panic-inducing urgency can hit as many as 20 times a day, making finding the nearest unlocked washroom their No. 1 priority. A new campaign spearheaded […]

Schoolgirl with cereb...

  A teenager with cerebral palsy has created an animation of herself to help her classmates understand her condition. Tegan Vincent-Cooke, 14, felt that a lack of awareness about the disability meant fellow pupils felt uncomfortable approaching her and were too shy to ask questions. She wrote down her life story, explaining the feelings of isolation and […]

Woman with guide dog ...

Kaye Leslie and her guide dog Jordan were on their way to meet family for lunch Sunday when nephew-in-law Steven Lewis called with a surprising message: an employee at Paramount Fine Foods was refusing to seat the group because the golden retriever couldn’t mix with its halal-style food. Lewis said he requested a table for […]

Teacher Sells 25-Year...

A 4-year-old boy who’s never walked before due to a disability is getting some help from a kind-hearted stranger with an eBay account. Logan Roninger was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was 18 months old, his mom said. The genetic disease affects his muscle strength and tone. Roninger, a wildlife biologist, and her […]

Deaf teen deemed R...

  Facing public outrage, Ottawa has reversed an earlier decision and will now let a deaf girl it deemed “medically inadmissible” join her Filipino caregiver mother in Canada. But the move wasn’t without a twist. Late Tuesday afternoon, Karen Talosig received an email from the Canadian visa post in Manila saying: “Please see the attached […]