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New Innovative Scope Adapter Enables Disabled Hunters

New Innovative Scope Adapter Enables Disabled Hunters

New product provides visually and physically disabled hunters more access and a better experience participating in hunting and shooting sports. Digital FOV’s new product, Digital Crosshairs 1000A, is a revolutionary rifle scope enablement device that expands opportunities to enjoy shooting sports and hunting for those with physical and visual disabilities. - July 16, 2021 - Digital FOV, LLC

Hollywood Partners with the Ms. Wheelchair USA Pageant Being Held to Highlight Women with Disabilities

Hollywood Partners with the Ms. Wheelchair USA Pageant Being Held to Highlight Women with Disabilities

The 14th annual Ms. Wheelchair USA national pageant is being held this week in Ohio. Pageant features 12 national finalists with disabilities that will compete for the national title. There are two, live, on-stage competitions complete with evening wear, music, production numbers, and amazing competition. The preliminary competition is July 16 at 7:30pm EST with the finale competition on July 17 at 7:30pm EST that culminates with the crowning of the new Ms. Wheelchair USA. - July 14, 2021 - The Dane Foundation / Ms. Wheelchair USA

The Bionic Kid, Second Issue Released

The Bionic Kid, Second Issue Released

Limbitless Solutions Releases Second Installment of The Bionic Kid Comic Book. Written by 12 year old Zachary, Christo, and Niko Pamboukas, this inspirational story is meant to show that heroes can be born with a limb difference. In an effort to raise funds for more myoelectric bionic prosthetics, all comic revenue will be donated to Limbitless-Solutions. - July 09, 2021 - Bionic Kids, LLC

Tampa Crossroads Helping to Connect Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Electric with Local Veterans for Share Program

Tampa Crossroads Helping to Connect Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Electric with Local Veterans for Share Program

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Electric are partnering for the second year on the Share Program, which will pay the utility bills for 31 local Veterans during the month of July. Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization serving the Tampa Bay community since 1977, works closely with the local... - July 04, 2021 - Tampa Crossroads

Maddyloo is Hope Loves Company's First Hug of Hope Care Package Sponsor: California Business Sponsors Care Packages for ALS Children Caregivers

Maddyloo is Hope Loves Company's First Hug of Hope Care Package Sponsor: California Business Sponsors Care Packages for ALS Children Caregivers

Hope Loves Company, the only nonprofit and 501c(3) in the US with the mission of providing emotional and educational support to children and young adults who have or have had a loved one battling ALS, is proud to receive its first Hug of Hope sponsor, California-based company Maddyloo. - July 01, 2021 - Hope Loves Company

PixelPlex Reveals Information About Its Web Accessibility Audit Services

PixelPlex provides website accessibility and ADA Compliance audit for businesses of all sizes. - June 23, 2021 - PixelPlex

Tickets Now Available for Tampa Crossroads’ Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Tickets Now Available for Tampa Crossroads’ Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that works to remove barriers in accessing behavioral wellness, housing, and employment services in the local community, is hosting a Virtual Live Raffle Ticket Fundraiser on Thursday, June 24 at 12 PM ET – and your support is needed. Visit... - June 18, 2021 - Tampa Crossroads

Respeecher Gives Voice to Michael York in Healthcare Initiative

Respeecher Gives Voice to Michael York in Healthcare Initiative

Voice cloning startups working with Hollywood studios offers technology for amyloidosis awareness project. - June 16, 2021 - Respeecher Inc.

Superior Van & Mobility Celebrates Brand New Jonesboro, AR Location with Ribbon Cutting

Superior Van & Mobility Celebrates Brand New Jonesboro, AR Location with Ribbon Cutting

Superior Van & Mobility, a Kentucky based family-owned wheelchair-accessible vehicle dealer, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their 2421 Sunny Meadow Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401 location last Thursday, June 10. It was held in conjunction with The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce to help celebrate this momentous occasion. - June 14, 2021 - Superior Van and Mobility

Presenting the Inaugural “Great Inclusion Race & Party in the Park”

Presenting the Inaugural “Great Inclusion Race & Party in the Park”

When: June 26, 2021, 10 am – 4 pm; Where: Midlothian Community Park | 3601 S. 14th St | Midlothian, TX 76065; Why: To promote disability awareness, highlight the amazing city of Midlothian and inspire everyone to be valued, respected and supported in our community. It’s about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential. - June 12, 2021 - Bridges Training Foundation

Clear Child Psychology Taps Olive Helps to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Support

Clear Child Psychology Taps Olive Helps to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Support

Clear Child Psychology announced today that they have partnered with Olive, the company delivering innovation to healthcare through artificial intelligence (AI). Clear Child has tapped Olive Helps, Olive's newest cybernetic platform. The platform provides healthcare workers with real-time... - June 02, 2021 - Clear Child Psychology

SonicCloud’s Enterprise Software Solution for Those with Mild to Profound Hearing Loss is Now Available in Canada

It's time to level the playing field for those with moderate to severe hearing loss in the workplace. - May 28, 2021 - SENSUS Communication Solutions Inc.

Superior Van & Mobility Celebrates Newer Ownership with Ribbon Cutting

Superior Van & Mobility Celebrates Newer Ownership with Ribbon Cutting

Superior Van & Mobility, the nation’s largest family-owned wheelchair-accessible vehicle dealer, opened under new management and ownership last January 2020 in Montgomery, AL. Unable to celebrate last year due to Covid restrictions, Superior Van & Mobility hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 19, 2021 at their 2015 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama location to commemorate this event. - May 20, 2021 - Superior Van and Mobility

Research Team in Canada Gives Hope to 100,000’s of Children Around the World with New Finding

Research Team in Canada Gives Hope to 100,000’s of Children Around the World with New Finding

Charity cheers as research team uses exosomes from amniotic fluid stem cells to treat underdeveloped fetal lungs, restarting growth & normal functioning. - May 17, 2021 - CDH International

Hope Seed Foundation Honors 20 Caregivers

"A caregiver needs care." Tasheba Gordon, a former caregiver of her mother for 7 years, wanted to honor those who care for others in the shadows. Most people don't even know what a caregiver is. Hope Seed Foundation is honoring 20 caregivers, 15 women, and 5 men, who were nominated by... - May 15, 2021 - Hope Seed Foundation, Inc.

NEPA Inclusive Opens Berks County Office

NEPA Inclusive Opens Berks County Office

NEP Inclusive, a leader in helping people with disabilities live inclusive lives, has opened a regional office in Reading, PA. - May 06, 2021 - NEPA Inclusive

Modular E-Bike Tyre Brand reTyre and Panthera, Known as the World's Lightest Wheelchair, Launch Traction, an Unique Detachable Wheelchair Tire Cover

3 years ago, reTyre created "zipper tyres" to simplify life for e-bike users. Now they have teamed up with Wheelchair brand Panthera and created another ground-breaking innovation – a detachable tyre tread for wheelchairs. Traction is a unique tyre tread that provides stable grip not only on snow, but also on soft, wet, and slippery surfaces and on sand and gravel. As always with reTyre, the users can easily mount or detach the tread themselves in a matter of seconds. - May 03, 2021 - reTyre

Saint James Holding and Investment Company Announces Acquisition of Victura Construction Group and Provides Shareholder Update

Saint James Holding and Investment Company Trust (SJT) announces that it has acquired Victura Construction Group, Inc. (OTC: VICT), a holding company focused on strategic acquisitions within the construction industry and provides updates to its shareholders. Management Commentary: Contract Mining... - April 28, 2021 - Saint James Holding and Investment Co.

Autism After 21™ Utah Initiative  Launches First Statewide Action Plan

Autism After 21™ Utah Initiative Launches First Statewide Action Plan

Nationally recognized Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) begins unprecedented statewide action plan in coordination, collaboration with local leaders to support adults with autism. - April 17, 2021 - Madison House Autism Foundation

NEPA Inclusive Opens Lehigh Valley Office

NEPA Inclusive Opens Lehigh Valley Office

NEPA Inclusive, a leader in helping people with disabilities live inclusive lives, has opened a regional office in Bethlehem, PA. - April 14, 2021 - NEPA Inclusive

NJCTS Announces Passing of Founder and Beloved Leader, Faith W. Rice

NJCTS Announces Passing of Founder and Beloved Leader, Faith W. Rice

Rice was a pioneer in advocacy for individuals with Tourette Syndrome. - March 25, 2021 - New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome

Superior Van & Mobility Will Expand to Offer Michigan Wheelchair-Users Access to Affordable Accessible Vehicles

Superior Van & Mobility Will Expand to Offer Michigan Wheelchair-Users Access to Affordable Accessible Vehicles

Superior Van & Mobility will be expanding to Ann Arbor, MI in late 2021 and will be the largest family-owned and operated wheelchair-accessible vehicle provider in the U.S. - March 24, 2021 - Superior Van and Mobility

Tampa Crossroad’s New CEO Reveals New Look and Direction

Tampa Crossroad’s New CEO Reveals New Look and Direction

Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization serving the Tampa Bay community since 1977, helps people find their direction, through behavioral wellness, employment and housing services. Today, the nonprofit unveils a new direction of its own, as Tampa Crossroads’ Chief Executive Officer... - March 20, 2021 - Tampa Crossroads

Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp to Help Raise $100,000 for Special Olympics

Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp, a local coaching-based fitness business for women, is teaming up with gyms and professionals around the world with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Special Olympics and organizations that support individuals with intellectual disabilities. Donations will be collected to take part in a special online fitness challenge called Reveal The Champion Within. - March 10, 2021 - Joe Martin Fitness LLC

17 Year Old, Uniquely Abled Young Lady from Southern India, Nanditha Biju Publishes Her First Book, "Soul: The Me Inside of Me"

17 Year Old, Uniquely Abled Young Lady from Southern India, Nanditha Biju Publishes Her First Book, "Soul: The Me Inside of Me"

Author, Painter, Poet and advocate for the uniquely abled, Nanditha Biju releases her first book, “Soul: The Me Inside of Me” on Amazon. In “Soul: The Me Inside of Me” you will find a collection of poems and drawings created by Nanditha Biju when she was 15 years old. This... - March 03, 2021 - Lauren Turton

Special Needs Kids Get Exceptional Love from Be Strong Int’l for Valentine’s Day

Special Needs Kids Get Exceptional Love from Be Strong Int’l for Valentine’s Day

Special needs children between the ages of 4 to 14 and their families will experience the love and compassion of Valentine’s Day through Be Strong International’s Exceptional Love Valentine’s Day Event on Friday, February 12 in Homestead.  - February 10, 2021 - Be Strong International, Inc.

NFL Veterans to Give Awards to Military Veterans in Tampa This Week

NFL Veterans to Give Awards to Military Veterans in Tampa This Week

IBMTV.tv is broadcasting live in Tampa where NFL Veterans will be giving awards to the Military Veterans. - February 04, 2021 - IBMTV

Down Syndrome Advocate Releases Debut Romantic Comedy Novel

Down Syndrome Advocate Releases Debut Romantic Comedy Novel

Allison Jones offers a candid look at the life of a novelist who becomes a writing sensation overnight, and all the drama that ensues. "Her Turn: A Bookish Romantic Comedy" examines the life of Addie Snyder, a struggling writer who becomes an overnight sensation. Unprepared for being thrust into the limelight, she wrestles with keeping her private life, including being the guardian to her younger brother who has Down Syndrome, private while attempting to bask in the glory of her success. - January 23, 2021 - Bublish

BillionAbles is Organizing a Global Call for Tech Solutions to Empower PWDs

The COVID-19 has caused a lot of damage to people’s professional as well as personal lives. But people with disabilities are facing/living the worst nightmare of their lives. There is a feeling of isolation, helplessness, dependence and loss of control among them. BillionAbles, a 5 year old... - January 23, 2021 - BillionAbles

Future Horizons Presents "COVID Isn’t Fair!"

Future Horizons Presents "COVID Isn’t Fair!"

Future Horizons offer books that help support teachers, parents, family members, and caretakers improve their understanding of ASD and be able to build a foundation of positive growth, both intellectually and emotionally. - November 06, 2020 - Future Horizons, Inc.

DevelopmentalFX Receives Funding from The Get Grounded Foundation to Expand Wraparound Initiative Serving Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Delays

Developmental FX (DFX) is the recipient of a 2020 grant from The Get Grounded Foundation of Denver which will be used to support the expansion of their Wraparound Initiative to serve young people ages 6-15 affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. - November 02, 2020 - Developmental FX

Families, Youth and Professionals to Benefit from New SPAN Funding Awards

SPAN Parent Advisory Network announces that it has received new or renewal funding from the U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and the U.S. Dept. of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide information, training, and support to families, infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults with disabilities; as well as support to professionals providing early intervention, special education, and transition to adult life. - October 23, 2020 - SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

360-Access Helps Businesses Reach the 61 Million Americans Who Live with Disabilities

Online service provides a platform for businesses to share accessibility features with the Disability Community. - October 06, 2020 - Abator Information Services

Ask My Buddy, Personal Alert Network and Noonlight Team to Offer Amazon Alexa Users Access to First Responders

Ask My Buddy, Personal Alert Network and Noonlight Team to Offer Amazon Alexa Users Access to First Responders

Amazon Alexa users can now send a help request to local emergency first responders (police, fire, medical) via a single voice command. Buddy Assist, Powered By Noonlight, is a new feature included with a Premium subscription to the popular skill "Ask My Buddy." - September 01, 2020 - Ask My Buddy

New Death Valley Wheelchair Access Guide Released

Candy Harrington’s newest access guide, Barrier-Free Travel; Death Valley National Park for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, offers helpful trip planning information for wheelchair-users and slow walkers. - August 29, 2020 - C&C Creative Concepts

Local Nonprofit Autism Shifts Takes Mission Global Due to COVID-19

Local Nonprofit Autism Shifts Takes Mission Global Due to COVID-19

Local nonprofit Autism Shifts has provided specialized training, resources, and connection opportunities to educate and empower the Autism community in Tampa Bay, Florida, for more than a decade. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit has now made a shift to online programming,... - August 27, 2020 - Autism Shifts

Black Lives Matter PSA for the Deaf

Black Lives Matter PSA for the Deaf

"Unspeakable" is a 60 second PSA that assembles diverse individuals of the deaf community. This digital presentation amplifies the voices to collectively proclaim through American Sign Language (ASL) that Black Lives Matter. It is estimated that 1/3 to 1/2 of those who are killed by police have disabilities. Eric Garner, Freddie Grey, Sandra Bland, Tanesha Anderson all had disabilities, as did many more. - August 24, 2020 - Unspeakable BLM

As COVID-19 Raises Chronic Illness Fears, Life Insurers Defend Against Chronic and Critical Illness Claims

The Center for Life Insurance Disputes serves life insurance policyholders from the beginning to get claims related to COVID-19 paid. - August 21, 2020 - The Center for Life Insurance Disputes

DIY Service Dogs? Medical Mutts Launches Online Service Dog Classes

DIY Service Dogs? Medical Mutts Launches Online Service Dog Classes

Dog owners all over the country can now learn how to train their own service dogs. Live and interactive, this step by step course is an innovative option for those who can't afford the wait or the cost of a fully trained service dog. - July 25, 2020 - Medical Mutts Service Dogs Inc

Top Mobility Scooter Questions Answered by All Star Medical

Top Mobility Scooter Questions Answered by All Star Medical

All Star Medical helps you understand how to choose the best mobility scooters. They go over the cost, best versions or models, new vs used, or is renting the best option verses buying. After reading this, mobility customers should have a better idea of what mobility scooter fits their needs best. - July 14, 2020 - All Star Medical

Superior Van & Mobility on the Move to Provide Affordable Accessible Vehicles in Eastern Arkansas

Superior Van & Mobility on the Move to Provide Affordable Accessible Vehicles in Eastern Arkansas

Superior Van & Mobility relocates Jonesboro, Arkansas location to larger, modern facility as part of ongoing expansion to increase access to affordable wheelchair accessible vehicles. - July 09, 2020 - Superior Van and Mobility

The Compression Closet Expands Inventory, Furthering Its Commitment to Supporting Lymphedema Patients

The Compression Closet Expands Inventory, Furthering Its Commitment to Supporting Lymphedema Patients

Your therapist choice in compression garments for lymphedema increases inventory, offers multiple new compression garments. - July 08, 2020 - The Compression Closet

Abator Launches 360-Access Online Service to Make the World a More Disability-Inclusive Place

Abator Launches 360-Access Online Service to Make the World a More Disability-Inclusive Place

360-Access is First to Provide Objective Information About Accessibility for the Disability Community - July 01, 2020 - Abator Information Services

Mompreneur Announces Brand Relaunch of Therapy Weights for Special Needs Kids and Seniors

Mompreneur Announces Brand Relaunch of Therapy Weights for Special Needs Kids and Seniors

MightyLytes announced that it is raising $30,000 via a rewards crowdfunding campaign to relaunch their line of unique pediatric therapy weights with expanded offerings for seniors and young athletes. MightyLytes is a newly-branded reboot of MightyTykes, the brand founder Isabella Yosuico was forced... - June 27, 2020 - MightyLytes

Doner Designs Completes Charity Sale of Time Machine Bass Guitar

Doner Designs Completes Charity Sale of Time Machine Bass Guitar

Last week the Doner Designs time machine theme bass was sold to Arend Raby, a bass player and collector of unique instruments. Doner Designs Founder, Steve Doner, said that 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. - June 08, 2020 - Doner Designs

Voluntary Disability ID Card Provides Help

Voluntary Disability ID Card Provides Help

A new Disability ID Card is being offered by the Invisible Disabilities® Association (IDA) as part of their National Disability ID initiative, a grassroots effort that raises awareness and provides help for people living with invisible disabilities. The Disability ID Card, which is... - May 12, 2020 - Invisible Disabilities Association

Autism in Lockdown - Coming Soon from Future Horizons

Autism in Lockdown - Coming Soon from Future Horizons

Future Horizons offers books that help support teachers, parents, family members and caretakers improve their understanding of ASD and be able to build a foundation of positive growth, both intellectually and emotionally. - May 10, 2020 - Future Horizons, Inc.

New Police Memoir "The Backpack" Tells an Inspiring Story of Overcoming Pain, Addiction and Depression

New Police Memoir "The Backpack" Tells an Inspiring Story of Overcoming Pain, Addiction and Depression

Police officer Brandon Hultink was wounded in the line of duty, paralyzed, in despair and ready to end it all, but he climbed out of depression and addiction into a new life, as detailed in his new autobiography, "The Backpack." - April 16, 2020 - Linden Publishing

Noted Alzheimer's Activist and Author of "Blue.River.Apple," Nancy Nelson Has Signed with Social Media Strategists FoxPromotions

Noted Alzheimer's Activist and Author of "Blue.River.Apple," Nancy Nelson Has Signed with Social Media Strategists FoxPromotions

FoxPromotions has agreed to assist acclaimed author and Alzheimer's Activist Nancy Nelson in creating a social media strategy to increase awareness of her fight against Alzheimer's. A sought after speaker, Nancy continues her battle against her affliction through personal appearances and her numerous editions of her book, "Blue.River.Apple," an exploration of Alzheimer's through poetry. - April 15, 2020 - FoxPromotions

Global Coronavirus Confirmed Cases Are on the Rise; Learn How Animal Trust Planning is Ensuring Your Animals' Uninterrupted Care

Global Coronavirus Confirmed Cases Are on the Rise; Learn How Animal Trust Planning is Ensuring Your Animals' Uninterrupted Care

Most Americans are uncertain of their future. A majority of our businesses are at risk, along with our health. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has had the worst affect on our elderly community. Over 95% of Americans between the ages of 65-85 years old don't have written instructions on funds to be allocated to a pet guardian if they are unable to care for their animals. Animal Trust Planning has created a quick and easy solution for pet owners to fill out a short form to create a legal agreement. - March 17, 2020 - Animal Trust Planning

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