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Disability Partnerships
Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities
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Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities
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Disabilty Partnerships

Thanks to Our September Fundraiser Sponsors!

A woman in a wheelchair talks with her doctor
Jul 27, 2021

Thank you to our sponsors, Freedom Mobility, Geico, Hanger Clinic, National Seating & Mobility, Bull Run Financial Group, Vorentoe, One Umbrella, Independence Now!, MurLarkey and NOVA Insulation & Exteriors for supporting our September Fundraising Events to help improve the quality of life for persons with Spinal Cord Injuries. Interested in earning your Green Ribbon of Support by becoming a sponsor? Contact us about our sponsorship levels and ways you can get involved. Or Register to attend one of the events!

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June is Men's Health MOnth
Adaptive Wellness can help you reach your health goals no matter your level of mobility or experience.
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Our Vision
We believe in an affordable, accessible world where persons with physical disabilities can actively engage in every aspect of their lives wherever they live, work, or play.
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"I am very impressed at the amount of support from Disability Partnerships.  So proud of the work you do."
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STATISTICS

A Growing Need

1 in 4 Adults in the U.S. Live with a Disability

Disability impacts all of us. 61 million adults are living with some type of impairment, ranging from mobility, cognitive, or sensory disabilities, that impact their quality of life.



Source: CDC
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38.2% Adults with a Disability Have Obesity

One in three adults with disabilities age 18 to 44 do not have a health care provider or access to accessible wellness support. This puts them at higher risk for obesity, and other health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.

Source: CDC
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2 in 5 Adults
Over 65 Have a Disability

Disability is especially common among older adults, women and minorities. 1 in 4 women and 2 in 5 non-Hispanic American Indians / Alaska Natives have a disability. These segments are growing and only further increase the need to improve accessibility and care.

Source: CDC
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Recent Articles

What happens when you have a bad day?
Aug 30, 2021

Having a bad day takes on a different meaning for people with spinal cord injuries. Our "bad days" could be mental, physical, or emotional situations that immediately cause feelings of depression, fear, or anxiety. So what do you do when you have a bad day?

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Aug 6, 2021

This year, Disability Partnerships will hold its first-ever series of events for spinal cord injury awareness month.  Spinal cord injury awareness month is in September.

What Is Accessible Housing?
Aug 6, 2021

Accessible homes ensure that those who need them have the ability to function as independently as possible. But what makes a home accessible?

Upcoming Events

Our Events

Fundraiser Event
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Green Turtle 8872 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
Saturday
September 18, 2021
2:00 pm
EST
Sleep - The Key to Healthy Living
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Virtual
Tuesday
September 28, 2021
4:00 pm
EST
Spanish SCI Support Group
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Virtual
First Thursday of Every Month - 4 PM EST
Adaptive Fitness
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Virtual
Mondays and Wednesday - 4 PM EST
Journaling with Amy
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Virtual
Accessible Yoga with Marka
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Virtual
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Partner Events

Independence Now

Upcoming Events

Ongoing: Check Partner for More Details

Independence Now continuously offers its own events and talks and highlights others events in the area and of interest to the community. Check out their website to Learn More about their Upcoming Events.

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The Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation

Facing Covid Now

Monday
August 16, 2021
12:00 pm
EST

When we thought we could exhale, the COVID rates began rising. Have you noticed an increase in anxiety or anger? Let’s process how we are coping with the delta variant and rising COVID cases. Join Dr. Mana K. Ali, PhD, in a #SafeSpace to discuss how we are still coping with the pandemic on Monday August 16th at noon. This FREE and VIRTUAL event is sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation. #ChristopherAndDanaReevesFoundation #DisabilityPartnerships #IndependenceNow #Disability #Inclusive #Accessible4All #Sci4Life #Yourhealthisyourwealth

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Wheelpower Dance & Fitness

Wheelpower Dance & Fitness with Sunshine

Wednesday
August 25, 2021
7:00 pm
EST
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My name is Sunshine King and I’m a dance, fitness instructor, and wellness practitioner for over 25 years. WheelPower Dance and Fitness is 15 years old now. We have been seen at Expo’s, Trade Show’s, in senior center’s, and more. It’s a joy to share my passions with others.

As you already know that I’m extremely excited to be back teaching again. Once you register we will send you our Zoom link. Please remember you can’t give this out ok. Everyone must register first.

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