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Recent News

“LIfe Itself” Features Roger Ebert’s Life
Reviewed August 2014
“Life Itself,” a documentary movie about the life of movie critic Roger Ebert, is now in movie theaters across the country. It is featured in a FacingDisability.com blog on a website that Thea Flaum, producer of the famed Ebert-Siskel television show, created to provide videos of individuals who are affected by disabilities.

Pain Management Resources on Display in LIFE Center
Reviewed August 2014
This August, the LIFE Center is featuring resources on how to manage pain.

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.

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.

RIC Announces 2 Kids Treatment Programs for Summer--
Reviewed May 2014
The Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Program and the Pediatric Intensive Gait Program will be offered by the RIC Pediatric Outpatient Therapy Program this summer.

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.

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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