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Welcome to Roseville Today’s section on disabilities. Featuring a combination of original content, guest posts, inspiring stories, and practical tips. We hope you’ll find this section useful and informative. May it lift you with encouragement, empower you with empathy, and fuel you with compassion.

New employment model for people with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Sacramento, Calif. - Over the past 20 years, more than 60,000 California students with autism and intellectual disabilities have graduated from high school. Most of them are unemployed or under-employed.

Creating More Inclusive Zoos and Museums

Not long last week after featuring a 35-year-old man named "Tony" (a pseudonym), who became legally blind at birth due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP),

Asperger’s Teen Loves Legos and the Phillies

Recently, I featured 43-year-old New Jerseyan Dorothy Smaniotto, who has antiphosopholipid syndrome (APS), also called "sticky blood disease." In 2008, due to APS, she had two disabling strokes and a heart attack before doctors could figure out what was wrong.

Discussing Alzheimer’s Disease

Many Americans feel Alzheimer's disease shouldn't be talked about. But 80-year-old, Pennsylvania native Mimi Steffen isn't ashamed to say she has it. She was...

Importance of a Caregiver

"There is nothing like a good friend" Life hasn't been easy lately for 79-year-old Sam Naรฏve of Waco, Texas. About eight weeks ago, a...

Faith Plays Big Role with Mom

Every now and then, a person featured here attributes faith as pivotal in their being able to cope with disability-one in themselves or family members.

Mom Serves Dementia Residents

Last week, I introduced you to Tish and Joe Griffin, mother and son, of Destin, Florida. (They first read this column in the Walton...

$4.7 million grant from NIMH to test Autism using Early Start...

Sacramento, Calif. - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have received a $4.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to study a child-focused autism intervention in community agencies.

Traumatic Brain Injury Was Devastating

Four days after getting his driver's license at age 16 in 1975, Todd Bode was coaxed into joining his big brother on a road trip. The hook was that Bode would be allowed to drive.

Amputee Becomes Prosthetist

At age 15, many high school boys dream of dunking basketballs or catching footballs. Mike Schulenberg was dreaming of surviving cancer.

๐Ÿ’ซ Business Spotlight

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center emphasizes the use of prevention and natural...

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Centerย is a professional primary care natural medicine committed to helping all people reach their full potential โ€“ mind, body and spirit.

Welcome to the Brighter Side

Roseville ranked 5th in nation to Work at Home

Roseville, Calif.- Working from home this past year was a necessary transition for many in Roseville and around the country. Thirty-eight percent of adults have either switched to telework or live with someone who has, according to a December survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.