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Emergency Preparedness Meeting on October 22 by MOPD
Reviewed September 2014
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities will sponsor a town meeting on emergency preparedness on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the MOPD Field Office, 2102 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago.

Healing Art -- RIC Patient Exhibition
Reviewed September 2014
This free art exhibition at the Adler School showcases artists who have participated in RIC art therapy services and continue to make art in the process of healing and rehabilitation.

Northwestern Parkinson’s Disease Family Symposium
Reviewed September 2014
“Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease,” the Northwestern University Annual Patient and Family Symposium, will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 251 E. Huron St., Chicago. It will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mobility Works Expo and Conference
Reviewed September 2014
The Fourth Annual Mobility Expo and Conference will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., TInley Park, IL.

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness
Reviewed September 2014
September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Here are the resources we are featuring this month.

Recent Resources

Stella Young - Disability and “Inspiration Porn” TED talk
Reviewed September 2014
Australian comedian Stella Young talks about disability and “inspiration porn” in this TED talk (10 min)

Spinal Injury 101
Reviewed September 2014
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury is a video series from the Shepherd Center that covers what you should know about spinal cord injury and recovery.

Reviewed September 2014
Dare2Tri provides opportunities for persons with physical disabilities or visual impairments to develop skills in the sport of paratriathlon.

Guide on Accessibility Standards for Federal Outdoor Developed Areas
Reviewed September 2014
The U. S. Access Board has issued a guide with detailed specifications on ways that the federal government can develop accessible outdoor recreational sites, including trails and camping areas, picnic facilities, viewing areas toilet and bathing facilities, and beach access routes.

Cancer Support Center
Reviewed September 2014
The Cancer Support Center provides a variety of programs, events, wellness activities for the mind, body, and spirit, and counseling for families who are affected by cancer.

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