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Recent News

Beyond the Waters Beach Party
Reviewed July 2014
A FREE community event of kayaking, cycling, barbecue, music, and games for persons with disabilities and their family and friends will be provided at Beyond the Waters Beach Party 2014 on Sunday, August 10.

RIC Named #1 Rehabilitation Hospital for 24th Year
Reviewed July 2014
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has been named the #1 rehabilitation hospital for the 24th consecutive year in the Best Hospitals edition of U. S. News & World Report.

Register to Vote at RIC on 9-17 and 9-25
Reviewed July 2014
Equip for Equality will conduct a voter registration drive for persons who need to register to vote for the first time or to change their location because they have moved. The two registrations will be held from 10 am to 1 pm in the lobby of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL.

Safe Recreation Awareness Month
Reviewed June 2014
This July we are featuring resources that promote recreation safety. Enjoy the summer and be safe!

RIC Aphasia Classes - Summer Session
Reviewed June 2014
Three new aphasia classes -- Book Club, Conversation Group, and Chicago Museums -- begin June 26 and continue through August 28, 2014 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Recent Resources

Aphasia Journeys - A loss of WORDS, not INTELLIGENCE
Reviewed July 2014
Performed by members of the popular aphasia classes run by the RIC Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment, this video explores what it means to have aphasia. Through the metaphor of an “aphasia journey,” performers write and speak about the experience of aphasia.

MyLVAD
Reviewed June 2014
Resource for persons living with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).

Federal Agencies Launch Pain Research Database
Reviewed June 2014
Pain research information is now in one easy-to-use database that was launched by six federal agencies.

Beads of Courage
Reviewed May 2014
Provides art in medicine for children with serious illnesses.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
Reviewed May 2014
A non-profit organization dedicated to improve the treatment for children with brain and spinal cord tumors.



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