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.

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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