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August 2010

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RI Rep. Langevin presides over House for 1st time

Rep. Jim Langevin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, presided over the House for the first time on Monday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Recession-battered states cut funding for the disabled

Blane Beckwith wants to keep living at home with his mother and younger brother in Berkeley, Calif. For that to happen, Beckwith, 54, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair, relies on an aide paid by the state to get him in and out of bed, bathe him, feed him, dress him and do everything he can't do for himself.
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Paraplegic blazes trail riding motocross

On a chilly Mother's Day in 2002, Bob Mrozek, a high school junior and motocross racer, took his off-road motorcycle out on a familiar trail. His journey ended abruptly when he lost control and was hurled over the handlebars. He lay three hours in a ditch before help arrived.
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Get Back in the Garden

While there’s no such thing as a no-maintenance garden you can select plants that require less pruning, picking, and weeding to create a low-maintenance garden. “Get Back in the Garden”, an article regarding gardening with arthritis pain, was printed in the Arthritis Today Magazine (July-August 2010), pages 80-83.  It was written by Glenda Fauntleroy who is a supporter of the Arthritis Foundation-Indiana Chapter and is working with Amber Wolfe to produce short fact sheets regarding arthritis in all areas of agriculture. 
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Two Indiana 4-H alums establish county program endowments

For the first time, Indiana 4-H has received funding to establish three endowments for specific 4-H programs, one of which will provide funding to ensure accessibility to 4-H programs for those youth who may require specific accommodations.
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