Dan Keplinger Issue

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Humor Therapy – The Irish Chicken

The year was 1924. Prohibition plagued the city while the Charleston, bootlegging, and flappers were in style. The McDuffy boys kicked a dead tomato soup can as they strolled along the waterfront. Lou was as big and as smart as a dumpster. Tommy, the older brother, was short stout, and propelled himself to walk ... Read more

Interactive Metronome – It’s About Time

Reasoning and language, coordination, focus and attention, socialization-these are all major areas in our lives in which timing, or more accurately, planning and sequencing, play a role. The Interactive Metronome has taken the concept of the musical metronome and combined it with modern computer technology to create a training program that can accurately measure ... Read more

Horse Therapy – Fran Joswick Therapeutic Riding Center

“Walk on,” Paul instructs confidently as he signals for his horse to move forward thus beginning his lesson. As the horse and rider move toward the arena a gleeful, “Whoopie!” is heard from the nearly 70-year-old equestrian. All the bystanders within earshot couldn’t help but share in a grin. It is not the age ... Read more

Paralympics – 2002 Salt Lake (Part I)

Xavier Gonzalez, a veteran of three Paralympic Summer games, is the Managing Director of the Salt Lake 2002 Paralympic Winter Games. “Consistently, the first name voiced has been Xavier Gonzalez. We are thrilled to bring him on board for Salt Lake’s Paralympic efforts. He clearly is very talented in this area, highly respected in ... Read more

Dan Keplinger – Oscar Winner For King Gimp

Dan Keplinger was the subject and writer of the Academy Award-winning documentary King Gimp. which follows Dan’s life as he discovers his voice through art. In addition to an Oscar, the film also won a Peabody Award and was nominated for a national Emmy after airing on HBO. In 2001, Dan was featured in ... Read more

Adaptive Technologies – Windows XP

DOES MICROSOFT’S NEWEST OPERATING SYSTEM HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ASSIST PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL, SENSORY, AND LEARNING DISABILITIES? BY JOSEPH J. LAZZARO If you track changes in the computer industry, you may have noticed that Microsoft recently rolled out a new version of Windows. On October 25, 2001, Microsoft launched Windows XP, a near ... Read more

Health – Heart Attack          

Coronary Artery Disease is the single leading cause of death in America today. Twice each minute an American suffers a coronary event half are fatal. – American Heart Association. ABILITY‘s Chet Cooper spoke with Dr. Subbarao Myla, Director of Cardiovascular Research at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Chet Cooper: What is a heart ... Read more

EEOC – Building Awareness  

 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has developed the “Freedom to Compete” initiative in order to encourage fair and open work- place practices across America. To generate national awareness of the initiative, four public service announcement (PSA) spots were produced to coincide with the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, featuring Olympic speedskater ... Read more