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Courage Center, Sister Kenny merger will bring changes

It’s the end of an era for two of the Twin Cities’ largest and most prominent disability service organizations and the beginning of something new. Courage Center and Allina Health’s Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute announced Dec. 14 that they will merge. The merger, which is to be completed in spring 2013, will allow the merged ...

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Regional News in Review – May 2012

Metro Transit Central Corridor transit eyed When the Central Corridor or Green Line light rail service begins in 2014, many Twin Cities bus routes will change to better serve riders. Metro Transit is reviewing and potentially altering up to 23 bus routes that travel through the Central Corridor area in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The intent of ...

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Richard Owen – He went from polio patient to pioneering physician

Richard Owen – He went from polio patient to pioneering physician The recent death of Dr. Richard R. Owen reminds us of how polio treatment and the perceptions of those with polio have changed. Owen, an Eden Prairie resident, died Dec. 11 at age 83. He was a polio survivor who founded the Post-Polio Clinic at Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis. He practiced in many area hospitals ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press

The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the first five years of newspaper coverage. Subsequent installments will appear in future issues. May 1990 Access Press published its first issue, ...

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Fore! Don’t let disabilities keep you off of the links

Fore! Don’t let disabilities keep you off of the links [caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="A Sister Kenny golfer enjoys a day at the links."][/caption] Golf is a sport many people with disabilities can enjoy, thanks to adaptive equipment and people dedicated to sharing their love of the game. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Sister Kenny Institute’s golf league and the 26th year of ...

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Drawing New Conclusions

When arms failed, Seattle artist began painting by mouth to build a successful career “This was surely to be the biggest adventure I would ever embark upon.” That’s how Seattle artist Brom Wikstrom remembers feeling when, at age 21, he lost use of his arms and legs. In the thirty years since that accident, he has found ...

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Changes at Sister Kenny

When Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute celebrated its 60th anniversary in December 2002, St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly issued a proclamation acknowledging that the Institute is “among the nation’s leading rehabilitation facilities, on the forefront of clinical research and technology development.” In recent years, Sister Kenny has been the recipient of research grant awards from the ...

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AXIS Healthcare Up and Running

Since 1999 AXIS Healthcare has been operating its healthcare advocacy and coordination program for people with disabilities in the state of Minnesota as a pilot program. By accepting clients on a voluntary basis, AXIS hoped to learn what is really needed to build a successful managed care provider for people with disabilities before they launched ...

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March 1994 Issue

Contributors: Riders Prevail, ATE will Leave - Class Action Lawsuit Settled: 1.35 Million in Damages; ATE to Depart, by Access Press Staff ARC Health Care Forum Points Out Dangers, Asks for Action by Participants, in Shaping Legislation, by Bonnie Marshall Opportunity Lost, by Deborah Peterson Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Stroke Rehabilitation, by Sister Kenny Institute New Division Formed to Employ Individuals ...

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January 1994 Issue

Contributors: "The Case" - Lawyers and Principals Meet on Pending Class Action, by Charlie Smith James Brady Brings Prizes and Encouragement on ADA, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Community Involvement Programs Awarded $3.2 Million Grant, by Melissa Shelton-Davies Biofeedback, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole New in Ramsey County -"New Referral Service for Uninsured/Underinsured," by Access Press ...

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November 1993 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Do We Really Want a Paratransit System? by Charlie Smith Regional Transit Board Asks for Some Answers, by Access Press Staff Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Brain Injury Clinic, by Sister Kenny Institute PPL Builds an Accessible Home, by Access Press Hello Nicole, by Nicole Dorothy Peters, by LeAnne Dahl The Power of To: by Gordon Gillesby PDF copy of November 1993

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June 1993 Issue

Contributors: Access Press Wins Awards, Adds New Columns, and Plans a Bigger, Better Paper, by William A. Smith, Jr. RTB Selects ATE to Manage Metro Mobility, by Suzanne Hanson Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Medical Rehabilitation: A Revolutionary Evolution, by Sister Kenny Institute Very Special Arts, by Craig Dunn Hello Nicole, by Nicole Become a Squeaky Wheel, by Deborah Peterson The Power of To: by Gordon Gillesby PDF Copy of June 1993

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May 1993 Issue

Contributors: All About Shriners Hospital, by Beth Webber Sensitivity to Chemicals is not a Neurosis, by Marybeth Bachele Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Sister Kenny Institute Honor Patient of the Year, by Sister Kenny Institute Town Meetings Invite Public Comment on County Budget, by Peter McLaughlin Very Special Arts Could Use Your Help, by Craig Dunn Hello Nicole, by Nicole What Visually Impaired People Should Know About Social Security, by Access Press Staff Review: Family Guide to Medication ...

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March 1993 Issue

Contributors: Smug Non-Compliance is the Norm - Our Favorite Advocate Surveys a Community Under ADA, by Mindy Desens Wellstone Bill Provides "A Yardstick for Health-Care Reform," by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith RTB Working to Find Additional Metro Mobility Rides, by The Staff of the Regional Transit Board What Has Happened to Metro Mobility, by Charlie Smith Center for Assistive Rehabilitation - ...

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November 1992 Issue

Contributors: ARC: Humble Beginnings - Big Achievements - by Adam Quinn A New Era Begins? - by Bill Smith Editor's Column - Charlie Smith Medical Issues and Disability - by Sister Kenny Institute We Can Make the City Better - but It's Up to Us  - by Steve Cramer Hello Nicole - by Nicole Fairview Hospitals Rehab Facilities, by Access Press Staff Here's the .pdf copy of November 1992

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October 1992 Issue

Contributors: October is Disability Awareness Month, by Adam Quinn Awareness Month Kickoff Rally Held at Capitol, by Bill Smith Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith October is Disability Awareness Month, by Sister Kenny Institute Guest Columnist, by Marty Cushing Hello Nicole, by Nicole Access Press Asks Area Hospitals to Summarize Rehab Services, by Access Press Staff PDF Copy of October 1992

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May 1992 Issue

Articles/Contributors: HealthRight Passes - The Sponsors Tell Us All About It, by Access Press Staff Metro Mobility - A "Safety Net" Instead of a Service? by William A. Smith, Jr. Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith New State Trust Law Could Affect Persons with Disabilities, by Arnie Gruetzmacher Sister Kenny Institute: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, by Access Press ...

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April 1992 Issue

Contributors: The PCA Battle Appears to be Won, by Adam Quinn Metro Mobility May Be Abandoned, by William A. Smith Jr. Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Legislative Process Threatens Those Relying on Present Programs, by Jackie Alfonso, of United Handicapped Federation Peer Counseling Available, by Sister Kenny Institute The Future is Now Flexible Work Options, by Peter McLaughlin Hello Nicole, by Nicole Unique Service Offers Opportunities to People with Disabilities, by Sister ...

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January 1992 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Wheelchair Aviators Flying High: School Offers Hands on Flight Opportunity, by Annie Levin Becoming Self-Supporting PASS Program - Part 3, The Conclusion, by Toni Zacherie Watt Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota, by Access Press Staff Sister Kenny Institute: Learning to "Take It Easy," Access Press Staff What You Should Know About Your 1992 Taxes, ...

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Head Injuries- Even Mild Ones Should Be Evaluated

Q:  Several weeks ago I was in a car accident and hit my head rather hard.  I felt groggy for about an hour, but I never lost consciousness.  I went to an emergency room, but I was not hospitalized.  Recently I’ve been having trouble concentrating at work and have been more absent-minded than usual.  I’ve ...

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Physiatry, Post-Polio Concerns Addressed

 Q:  I have been a C-5 quadriplegic for two years.  My regular doctor is a neurologist, but recently another quad told me I should have a physiatrist as my primary physician.  Why? A:  Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.  To become a physiatrist, a doctor must complete medical school, ...

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Outstanding Disabled Individuals Honored

Minneapolis - Three Minnesota workers with disabilities were chosen as “Outstanding Employees” for the fifth bi-annual Sister Kenny Institute Projects With Industry Awards.  The award recognizes and honors individuals with disabilities for outstanding work performance, leadership, initiative and individual accomplishment.  The 1991 “Outstanding Employees,” nominated by their employers and chosen by a panel of judges, ...

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Sister Kenny Institute: Medical Issues & Disabilities, Answers To Reader’s Questions

Q.  I am quadriplegic and have recently moved across town.   I would like to locate a physician near my home who is familiar with my disability.  Do you have any recommendations on how I might locate such a physician and questions I might want to ask a potential physician to determine how well he or ...

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Post-Polio Syndrome

Q. I had polio as a child and have recently been experiencing pain and noticeable weak¬ness in my legs. I have diffi¬culty walking any distance and tire easily. Could this have anything to do with my polio? A. Many of the people who had polio years ago, are now experiencing new problems and disabilities associated with ...

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Wellness – Easier said than understood

Wellness is often described as the absence of disease. But being "disease free" does not mean a person is healthy or well. There are many disease-free people who live life without purpose, joy or an appreciation of simple pleasures. They have self-defeating lifestyles, exercising very little, eating poorly and abusing various substances. They are the ...

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