Personal Health Records-Google Health & Road ID

Access to your medical records is important.   Having health histories, medication lists and current dosages, records of past treatments and immunizations and related information available during regularly-scheduled doctor’s appointments are critical.  Having access to that information during emergencies is even more important. I have recently become aware of two services, Google Health and Road ID, […]

What is your Emergency Plan?

You can’t turn on the television lately without hearing news of flooding, severe storms and tornados. According to the National Weather Service, “there have been more than 600 tornados during the month of April 2011”. This beats the previous set record of 267 tornados in one month in April 1974. The news stories of these […]

Survey Research for The National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.  The NFB seeks to improve blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. The NFB has affiliates and over seven hundred local chapters in all fifty states, plus Washington […]

Cerebral Palsy in the Spotlight

Oprah Winfrey is famous for her many accomplishments: her talk show, status as one of the richest women in the world, philanthropic generosity and her prowess as a  business woman. She is also known for her belief in her fellow man, and that no one, no matter their perceived shortcomings, should be discounted or robbed […]

Showplace 16 in South Bend Now Offers Sensory Friendly Films

There is great news for movie goers in Northern Indiana! Showplace 16 in South Bend is the latest theater in Indiana to offer viewers sensory friendly versions of popular, current films. What are sensory friendly films and who will benefit from this new program in South Bend? Families and children with autism or other special […]