Clint Bench has been to Six Flags dozens of times and ridden the ride many times before, but he was told in May, because he has no hands, he couldn’t get on the ride.
The U-S Department of Education has issued a directive to the nation’s schools requiring that disabled children be given the same access to athletic programs as any other student.
An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government’s two largest benefit programs.
“It makes no sense to me,” a Dallas lawyer said, “and no one has tried to explain to me why that’s an offense.”
Paraplegics and quadriplegics have found a new home gym in Euless. The nonprofit space offers specialized machines for disabled residents to use while exercising.
It may sound like something out of an Apple commercial or an Isaac Asimov story, but a high-tech wheelchair is giving paraplegics and quadriplegics a sense of independence not offered by a traditional wheelchair.
Actress Eva Longoria lobbied lawmakers and spoke at a rally on behalf of the mentally disabled on Tuesday. She said if the Legislature passed proposed cuts in services it would bring “shame on Texas.”
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