Posts Tagged "disabilities"

Three Travel Agencies Accomodating Travelers with Disabilities

Three Travel Agencies Accomodating Travelers with Disabilities

When traveling with a disability, it’s always crucial to find accomodations that are not only suitable to you, but also your travel needs. There are a vareity of travel agencies out there, many of which accomodate the disabled traveler. Hammer Travel Hammer Travel is a travel agency that provides opportunities for developmental disabilities that are “unique, safe, and...

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ADA-Exempt Areas for Service Animals

ADA-Exempt Areas for Service Animals

We often hear stories on the news about a restaurant owner or a business owner that denies access or entry to a person with a service animal. We hear about these heartbreaking stories, and whether we choose to agree or disagree, the law prohibits any form of discrimination against people with service animals in public areas. According to servicedogcentral.org and the ADA, hearing and service dogs...

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A New Type of Pride March: The Disability Pride NYC Parade to Unfold in July 2015

A New Type of Pride March: The Disability Pride NYC Parade to Unfold in July 2015

For the first time ever, New York City will be hosting a Disability Pride parade this coming July. An idea formed by the jazz pianist Mike LeDonne, who says he has been working for several years to create an annual Disability Pride Day and parade to celebrate those with mental and physical disabilities. LeDonne told The New York times, “Actually, she’s the reason for the...

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Pennsylvania Girl Requests Inclusive American Girl Doll

Pennsylvania Girl Requests Inclusive American Girl Doll

Melissa Shang, 10, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, has petitioned American Girl to create a doll with physical disabilities. Shang has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of muscular dystrophy, and uses a wheelchair. She says, “Disabled girls are American girls too,” and that “American Girls are supposed to represent all the girls that make up American history… that includes disabled girls.”...

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Traveling with Autism

Traveling with Autism

For families with autistic children, travel can be a daunting prospect. Many families choose not to go on vacations or take trips because they believe the disruptions in routine are too much stress to handle. Luckily, there are many resources today that alleviate the pressure that parents in this situation face, and allow autistic children to enjoy vacations in new places. Here are some tips and...

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