Families & Kids


Camp Offers Advice for Parents of Children With Special Needs

The right camp experience can stay with children all year long.

Apply Now: Students With CP Offered $1,500 Scholarship

Deadline is July 31, 2015.

Enabled Kids

Just for Kids

Part of the challenge for families with children who use mobility equipment is helping classmates and peers to understand the "whys" and "whats" while encouraging inclusion.

High School Student Helps Classmates Roll a Mile in His Shoes

Wheelchair Challenge raises funds to purchase accessible doors while teaching kids about life in a wheelchair.

NSM Austin Helps High Schoolers Roll a Mile in Classmate's Shoes

Archer Hadley's project raises funds to install accessible doors and raises awareness of accessibility issues.

Families of SMA Is Now Cure SMA

Spinal muscular atrophy organization will continue to work toward treatments and cures for the top genetic cause of death among infants.

Families of SMA Announces New Research Grant

Project involves SMN2 genes that could partially compensate for defective SMN1 genes.

Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trial to Use Stem Cells

A new study will compare effectiveness of stem cells taken from stored cord blood and bone marrow.

Infants with SMA Sought for NeuroNEXT Study at UCLA

Nationwide research project hopes to study the progression of the disease.

Varied heights at accessible garden

Enabled Life

Into the Garden

Accessibility Strategies for Life-long Planting

As seasons change so too do physical abilities. Whether you’re a senior with stability and walking issues, a person with a new spinal cord injury or someone who’s been coping with a mobility condition your whole life, gardening can be accessible. All you have to do is think creatively.

Wamplers Ascent film clip

Film Reel

Immovable Mountain

‘Wampler’s Ascent’ Spotlights Determination, Forgiveness

“Wampler’s Ascent” is a documentary about Wampler’s attempt to become the first person with a disability to climb El Capitan, a mountain that spans the height of two Empire State buildings, and a feat accomplished by only 50 percent of the climbers who attempt it. Wampler who has severe cerebral palsy and uses a power chair can do only two things with his left arm: push and pull. And those two motions are all he needs to pull himself up the mountain.

Indego exoskeleton

One Step Closer

Walking Exoskeletons Inching Toward Retail

For people with spinal cord injury, the nearest and greatest technology hope for walking again is the current class of exoskeletons.

Climbing gear illustration

Just for Kids

On the Rocks

What You Need to Know to Climb Mountains

All you need to climb a mountain is a good helper, some equipment and an adventurous spirit.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights model

Canadian Museum to Feature Inclusive Design

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is ensuring that every visitor’s experience will include design suited for sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities as well as cultural diversity.

U.S. Paralympics Names 2013 National Swimming Team

Sixteen athletes have been selected for the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National A Team. Five other athletes were also named to the National B Team.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding lessons

Saddle Up

Horseback Riding Is Therapeutic and Fun

Combining therapy, fun and sun on horseback.