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Who's planning to travel? I found a great resource and tips for traveling with ease.
This is for you and for everybody else with friends and families who are suffering from disabilities who plan to travel.…Continue
BensFriends.org helps 80,000+ rare disease patients every month but until the IRS grants us 501c3 status, we can’t raise money from foundations and corporations. It costs about $2,000 a month to run the 30+ communities. In order to sustain our monthly operating costs, we called for members' donation campaign. Would you help us keep the miracle going at Ben's Friends? If you can, please visit our Donate page on this link.
Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.
People with a disability come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, sex and cultures - just as we all do. The only thing that separates a person with a disability is that, for one reason or another, they are unable to do certain things in the same way as the mainstream of society. They may require some form of adaptation or alteration to assist them to overcome the effect of their disability.
Mission StatementDisability Rights International is dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities worldwide.Our Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children seeks to draw…Continue
In America, this Thursday is Thanksgiving. We spend the day thinking about what we are grateful for and also eating a lot of turkey and pie. :)I thought it would be fun to start a discussion on what we're all thankful for. I'll get it going:I'm…Continue
Hi All,We have been discussing closing this community due to lack of activity and need, there are mixed feelings on this , member input would be appreciated.ThanksJCContinue
I've heard some pretty crazy things come out of people's mouths in my few short years as a wheelchair user. Most people definitely mean well, but some sentiments aren't received the way many able bodied people might expect. In the disabled…Continue
We’re so proud to announce the release of the Ben’s Friends iPhone App!!!
Go to the App Store and download it now. To help others locate the app easier and enjoy online support, don't forget to give the app a 5-star rate review. Strong reviews like 5-star help bumps up Ben's Friends in the Apple's search result.
In the App, you can access all 35 support communities through the site and it’s perfect for staying in touch with your friends, info and support while on the go. In our beta tests, patient reported using it in doctor office waiting rooms and right after they were given a new diagnosis. The next feature in the App will be portable doctor reviews!
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