Barrier Free Living Survivors Speakers Bureau, which started in May 2012, has released its first newsletter. The Bureau looks “forward to meeting your speaker needs for women with Disabilities. Our founding organizers Theresa McIntosh and Patrice C. Queen encourage your inquiries and opportunities to educate your organization, school, university or [...]
The Paralympics kicked off Aug. 29 in London, with events in everything from wheelchair basketball to Judo. Oscar Pistorius, (pictured) who made history by competing in the summer Olympics, will compete.
Philippe Croizon of France a quadruple amputee managed to swim from North America to Asia Friday in a 1 hour and 20 minutes largely thanks to specially designed flippers. Croizon had his arms and legs amputated in 1994 after he was struck by high voltage while on a rooftop. Read [...]
BFL held its summer olympics event this August. Residents of Transitional Housing and Secret Garden consumers enjoyed a day of games and community building.
A $7million request for Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP) support has been approved by the HHAP Board. “Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make that proposal a success,” said BFL President/CEO Paul Feuerstein. The funding is related to BFLs newest vision, the agency’s Supportive Housing Project. HHAP [...]
South Africa’s double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, who competed in the men’s 400m semi-finals at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, was selected to carry South Africa’s flag at the closing ceremony. The inspiring athlete also prompted the Boston Marathon to announce that it would be “well-pleased” [...]
The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new report, “Americans With Disabilities: 2010.” The report finds that approximately 57 million Americans, or nearly 1 in 5, have a disability, with more than half (87 million) reporting the disability as “severe.” About 4 in 10 working-age persons with a disability were [...]
Oscar Pistorius, of South African, made history by becoming the first double-amputee athlete to compete in track and field at the Olympics. Full story.
BFL Transitional Housing program kicked off it’s August Suit Up! Fund Raiser, to supply swimwear and goggles to residents so they can participate in the Summer Aquatics Program. Aquatics is part of the Occupational Therapy program’s roster of special activities focusing on strength, stretching and community building for people with [...]