Zubits Magnetic Shoe Closures

 Posted by on November 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM  Assistive Tech, AT
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This is exactly what it sounds like, magnets to close your shoes instead of Velcro or ties.  Zubits Magnetic Closures come in various sizes and strengths depending on foot size and type of activity.  These seem like something that would be useful to many people with disabilities.  There are some Zubit knockoffs as indicated by various internet reviews so make sure you try actual Zubits.

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Author: Timothy A Carey  Publication: DisabilityVoice 

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Nov 202016
 
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Mary Lynn Larsen and her Husband Mike Larson started 101 Mobility of Northeast Wisconsin in June of 2015, but this story does not start there.  Larson’s have two children with the genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome.

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Author: Timothy A Carey  Publication: DisabilityVoice 

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Please Give Your Hope

 Posted by on November 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM  Inspire
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For about three years now Jason Hubal of DisabilityVoice has included an article on what people hope for in the next year in the DisabilityVoice Newsletter. It was Jason and also my feeling that the hope of others drive us forward to continue the work at DisabilityVoice.  In this tradition and in memory of the late Jason Hubal I am including a similar article this year in the DV Newsletter for December 2016. Please everyone let me know what you are hoping for in 2017 or if you want what you have accomplished in 2016. Or any New Year’s resolution. Please e-mail me, Timothy Carey, at tcarey@DisabilityVoice.us by Wednesday, December 12 midnight.

Please include your name, age, and where you are from along with your statement.  Also include your disability if you have one.  And let me know if you want to include your disability in the article and if you want to be anonymous.

Author: Timothy A Carey  Publication: DisabilityVoice Date: 11-18-2016 

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Nov 022016
 
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The ABLE National Resource Center, managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), is excited to congratulate the State of Michigan on the launch of its “MiABLE” program. MiABLE is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Michigan and throughout the country.

MiABLE allows qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded means tested benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary in increasing and/or maintaining his or her health, independence or quality of life.

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Webinar: ABLE Funds: Understanding the Investment Side of ABLE November 15, 2016. REGISTER 
Author: Publication:  Able National Resource Center Date: 11-02-2016 

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Jennifer Malcore has been appointed to serve as the next Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Health Services (DHS). Malcore replaces Bill Hanna, who recently announced he has accepted a position outside of state service.

“Bill has been a great asset to our team and we wish him the very best in his new endeavor,” DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer said,…

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Publication: Wisconsin Department of Health Services  Date: 10-19-2016 

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