Disabilities

Daniel J. Vance is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor from Vernon Center, Minn. His weekly newspaper column Disabilities has been published in more than 260 newspapers. The archives date back to 2006 and many remain relevant and inspirational.

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Genetic Testing Could Prevent Disability

Recently, I had quite an experience trying to prevent a disability or two in myself. Several years ago, I found online a genetic testing service and later another similar service
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Double Amputee Lives for Yet Another Day

For personal reasons, "Billy" did not want his real name revealed here. He lives in the Midwest as a double-leg, below-knee amputee and has had more brushes with death
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Childhood Trauma Leading to Adult Disability

Many adults with disabilities may have their disabling conditions because of emotional trauma experienced in childhood, said book author
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Allyhoos Comfort Young Hospital Patients

It all began with her own physical suffering, and through this suffering she has helped heal others.
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Harvard Law Grad with Autism Advocates

The Washington D.C.-based Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a nonprofit organization run by and for people on the autism spectrum
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College Program for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

They have a residential, individualized academic program at Millersville University (Penn.) for students with intellectual disabilities, where students right now are working
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Autism Speaks Exec Speaks

Lorri Unumb of Lexington, South Carolina, is vice president of state government affairs at Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.
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Disability Rights Pioneer Achieving More

At year's end, Dave Reynolds of Spokane, Washington, will retire from Inclusion Daily Express, the world's only international disability rights news service
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Woman Managing Two Mental Illnesses

Madelyn Heslet has been diagnosed by a mental health professional with both a form of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.
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Woman Fighting Body and Mind

She didn't want her real name used in print. "Mary" reads this column in a small Midwest city, has a physical disability greatly affecting her mobility, and has a mental health diagnosis of severe and recurrent major depressive disorder