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Kathrin Wolke - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Kathrin Wolke; linked to Deaf Kat Night is her artist’s name: Kathrin Wolke is deaf and raps in sign language. In the audience also hearing people understand what her music is about, because another rapper translates her lyrics into spoken language during her performances. Joint experience is Kathrin Wolke’s definition of inclusion. To what extent music belongs to her life, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Kathrin Wolke - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Sven Günzel - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Sven Günzel; linked to Whether self-determination, assisted dying or patient autonomy – ethic questions are near and dear to him at the moment. Maybe that’s also why Sven Günzel can imagine more or less uncommon professions. In what way complete silence and his attitude towards property are connected with a missed chance in Japan 30 years ago and where the real barriers are located, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Sven Günzel - That's How He Rolls - Read more

New software for smart glasses provides captions for hard-of-hearing users

Photo: A hard-of-hearing person wears smart glasses [06/10/2014] A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for smart glasses that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears smar eyewear like Google Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smartphone. The speech is converted to text, sent to Glass and displayed on its heads-up display.New software for smart glasses provides captions for hard-of-hearing users - Read more

Andreas Costrau - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Andreas Costrau; linked to His mother tongue is noiseless, but not lifeless: Andreas Costrau lives, loves and teaches German Sign Language. He also enjoys showing hearing people how to communicate with the help of hands and facial expressions. On REHACARE.de he tells us what else moves him in life.Andreas Costrau - That's How He Rolls - Read more

"People are not disabled, but are made disabled by social structures"

One year, 17 countries and five continents. Dennis Klein, a German high school teacher, who has been interested in the subject of inclusion since his early youth, has returned from his trip around the world. At REHACARE 2014, he now presents a documentary in which he gives people with disabilities from different countries a voice."People are not disabled, but are made disabled by social structures" - Read more

How music outsmarts the brain

Whether it’s a stroke or Neglect syndrome - Music therapy offers musical concepts that transcend words. Silke Kammer of the franchise network "Music on Wheels – Outpatient Music Therapy" is a board-certified music therapist and certified in the field of neurologic music therapy (NMT). In the interview with REHACARE.de, she talks about the potential of music therapy in neurological rehabilitation. How music outsmarts the brain - Read more

"Buzzwords like 'disability' or 'reduced performance' are no longer relevant in daily work"

Social enterprises provide jobs for people with disabilities, who have a hard time competing in the regular labor market. The inclusive landscaping service ecoverde showcases its work in the Focal Park "People with disabilities at work" at REHACARE 2014 in Hall 3. In the interview with REHACARE Dirk Binnewies talks about the potential of inclusion in the free economy. "Buzzwords like 'disability' or 'reduced performance' are no longer relevant in daily work" - Read more

Ariane Schnitzler - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Ariane Schnitzler; linked to Ariane Schnitzler is very focused in life. She dreams about a successful professional life and her own family. If there are obstacles in her way, she sees them as a challenge. She recently passed her driving license test, even with her motor impairment. What moves her in her life, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Ariane Schnitzler - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity

Many people with or without disabilities want to live in their familiar surroundings. So-called "neighborhood developments" can be a possible solution. This is why the 2014 REHACARE Congress is titled "Urban development – EVERYONE enjoying life to the fullest". REHACARE.de spoke with three of the contributors about current developments and life in the neighborhood development.Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity - Read more

Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing

Experiencing life with all your senses – unfortunately, not everyone is able to do this. This is why there are different kinds of assistive devices, counseling and services that are meant to assist people with sensory disabilities. At REHACARE 2014, sensory disabilities are also once again a topic. Two theme parks offer many delights for the eyes and ears in Hall 5.Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing - Read more

Wireless connectivity for hearing aids

Photo: Smartphone with different apps [22/09/2014] Wireless connectivity allows people to connect their hearing aids with a wide range of mobile devices which have become an essential part of modern life – from MP3 player to TV and mobile phones – and to stay connected to the audible world around them.Wireless connectivity for hearing aids - Read more

Patrizia Kubanek - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Patrizia Kubanek; linked to Sexuality is an important part of life and no one should unintentionally live without it. This is what Patrizia Kubanek is dedicated to. Therefore, she has become a sex consultant for people with disabilities. Through her work she would like to break down barriers in the mind and in sexuality. Why she herself is a great role model, she tells us on REHACARE.dePatrizia Kubanek - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver

Photo: Dementia patient and family member [15/09/2014] Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver - Read more

New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents

Photo: Father talking to his son [15/09/2014] In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism.New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents - Read more

Lisa Reimann - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Lisa Reimann; linked to The end of inclusion efforts would be a nightmare for Lisa Reimann! To prevent this, she is actively involved with her blog Inlusionsfakten.de for inclusive education. The appreciation and recognition of all people with their different skills in education is close to her heart. Why there is even inclusion in her stomach, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Lisa Reimann - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Sabine Niese - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Sabine Niese; linked to People pour a bucket filled with icy water over their head and share videos of it in the internet. They want to draw attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and simultaneously call for donation due in favor of the research. Also Sabine Niese who has ALS herself, participated in this challenge. On REHACARE.de she talks about her voluntary engagement in a registered association for ALS. Sabine Niese - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

Photo: Avatars and real person signing [01/09/2014] Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices.Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people - Read more

Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts

Photo: Representation of the 'copycat game' interaction between the child and the Nao robot [29/08/2014] A team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering shares results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy.Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts - Read more

Christiane Reppe - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Christiane Reppe; linked to Doing sports is the passion of Christiane Reppe. In the past she did high-performance swimming and switched to handbiking in 2013. Now she is a member of the German Para-Cycling Team. She is also looking forward to the next Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Why the top athlete wants to break in a supermarket, she tells us on REHACARE.de. Christiane Reppe - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Tom Bieling - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Tom Bieling; linked to Tom Bieling moves between the fields of society, communication and technology. As a design researcher he is interested in the removal of barriers and prejudices. In his eyes the word "disability" is an inappropriate label for a poorly designed world. On REHACARE.de he speaks out in favor of the removal of categories and the maintenance of humor. Tom Bieling - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people

Graphic: symbolic figures for equality [15/08/2014] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launching a series of four videos entitled "Think Different, Think Equal" to empower and raise awareness about the rights of disabled people in Europe. Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people - Read more

Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Elwira Szyca; linked to An active life without standstill. Elwira Szyca lives this philosophy to the fullest. Her dream is to design her aids individually according to her preferences and needs to enjoy her life even more. Elwira Szyca prefers to travel by train. And she always keeps her destination in mind. On REHACARE.com she talks about why she also likes to omit a stop. Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder

Photo: Person using a laptop outside [13/08/2014] The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder - Read more

Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Birgit Kalwitz; linked to Birgit Kalwitz is one of ten women with a rare muscle disorder worldwide who gave birth to a child. Her daughter ist her pride and joy. On REHACARE.de she talks about her dream to appear in a TV-serie called "In aller Freundschaft" and therewith be able to show our society what a self-determined life can look like. Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Booming mobile health app market needs more consumer confidence

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Graphic: Smartphone measures cardiac frequency [04/08/2014] Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms.Booming mobile health app market needs more consumer confidence - Read more

App helps people with autism communicate

Sometimes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time expressing how they feel and putting their emotions into words. This can be a problem, especially if they find themselves in difficult situations such as an illness for example. One mother of an autistic boy no longer wanted to be helpless in this kind of situation and became an app developer virtually overnight.App helps people with autism communicate - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

Whether we want to know about the weather or health – today’s technology enables us to quickly get the desired information while we are on the go. The mobile helpers are called apps and depending on what we are looking for, provide us with different data. People with disabilities are also increasingly benefitting from these apps.Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0 - Read more

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

Photo: Elderly man with a smartphone [01/08/2014] A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits.Smartphones as a health tool for older adults - Read more

Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability

Photo: Little girl with one leg and crutches [30/07/2014] 16 countries, 16 projects, 20 life stories of people who live with a disability. Dennis Klein traveled around the world on the trail of the UN convention. He focused a critical view on inclusion and human rights in the whole world. During the REHACARE 2014 Dennis Klein will present his documentary film "Despite everything being Man" in which he gives a voice to people with disability. Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability - Read more

Lukas Seidel - That's How He Rolls

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Photo: Lukas Seidel; linked to [30/07/2014] Understanding inclusion – this is the aim of Lukas Seidel’s activities. Consulting and coaching are his passions. Also he often had hard times. Lukas Seidel had to fight about two years only to be allowed to do his driver’s license. Why he is laughing at people who crash into a wall and why he enjoys thunderstorms and loves nibbling, he tells us on REHACARE.de. Lukas Seidel - That's How He Rolls - Read more

App to help elderly people get around on public transport

Photo: Demonstration of the app [25/07/2014] Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information.App to help elderly people get around on public transport - Read more

Constantin Grosch - That's How He Rolls

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Photo: Constantin Grosch; linked to [23/07/2014] Disabled people should have the same rights in handling their income and their asset. Constantin Grosch does not just share this opinion, he also supports it actively. He is committed in this idea politically and professionally. Constantin Grosch wants to fly high! On REHACARE.de he talks about developing a small aircraft which also can be flown by people with and without disabilities. Constantin Grosch - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Susanne Voss - That's How She Rolls

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Photo: Susanne Voss; linked to [16/07/2014] Do what makes you and others happy! Dance! Under that motto Susanne Voss runs as one of plenty volunteers the "Traumdisco-Berlin" – an inclusive disco. On REHACARE.com she talks about her astute son with Down’s syndrome who cheerfully dances through his life and how she would like to create her own inclusive meeting place out of her "idea stew".Susanne Voss - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Adina Baß - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Adina Baß; linked to Social commitment is her life. Every single day Adina Baß campaigns for projects with her organization colleagues which take up social topics and problems. On REHACARE.de she talks about the fact that she can also surprise her team and what her mother and grandmother have exemplified her through her life.Adina Baß - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments

Photo: App being used [09/07/2014] A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have now launched ACEmobile – a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments - Read more

Jan Blüher - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Jan Blüher; linked to Modern technologies really appeal to him: Especially the benefit of apps is something Jan Blüher appreciates. He has not just already developed an app, he also has ideas for further ones. How he wants to reach for the stars with it and why accessibility is so important for all this, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Jan Blüher - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Managing patient care with information technology systems

Every day, patient care incurs large amounts of data. Nursing staff often collects and documents this data quite differently. Modern information technology systems (IT) are meant to help in simplifying these processes and making them more uniform. What developments are there? And what are the challenges?Managing patient care with information technology systems - Read more

Stefan Keller - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Stefan Keller; linked to Flying across the landscape like a bird: Stefan Keller fulfills this dream – for himself and for others. He already offered paragliding to people with paraplegia before he himself had to use a wheelchair. What kind of role flying takes up in his life by now and which plans he has for the future, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Stefan Keller - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults?

Photo: Man with glasses looking at a smartphone [20/06/2014] Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function through proper diet and exercise.Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults? - Read more

Bamba de Rosa - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Bamba de Rosa; linked to Being the president of the whole world – this is her dream. Bamba de Rosa is a photo artist who loves life, Heavy Metal and chocolate. Good mood is her order of the day. Her positive basic attitude towards life could also not be darkened by the diagnosis MS. Why especially Nina Hagen and Pippi Longstocking influenced her a lot, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Bamba de Rosa - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes

Photo: Hands holding a smartphone [18/06/2014] A study shows potential for improving glycemic control: The study findings suggest that a text message-based self-management intervention improves glycemic control in high risk Latinos with type 2 diabetes.Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes - Read more

Engineers design systems to help children with special needs

Photo: Glove with sensors [11/06/2014] A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.Engineers design systems to help children with special needs - Read more

Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding

Photo: A tablet showing the words [11/06/2014] Multiple sclerosis manifests itself in many different ways and different courses. A recent effort to fine-tune descriptions – or phenotypes – of MS was undertaken by an international team of leaders in MS research and clinical care.Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding - Read more

Tina Jahns - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Tina Jahns; linked to Sexuality and disability are still a taboo. But with aesthetic pictures a photo project now shows a different, very intimate side of inclusion. Why Tina Jahns, who initiated the project, also in future wants to cause norms to totter, what fills her life with colors and which role the Little Mermaid plays with all this, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Tina Jahns - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Uschi Bökesch - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Uschi Bökesch; linked to An accessible bar in the middle of Berlin – this is her dream. Uschi Bökesch already sees it in front of her. But sometimes she also likes looking back. What her past has to do with a drum kit and what else she wishes for in her future, she tell us on REHACARE.de.Uschi Bökesch - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Knud Kohr - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Knud Kohr; linked to Australia or Singapore – travelling to countries far away is part of his life. Also physical restrictions cannot prevent Knud Kohr from living his life this way. The former travel journalist can also not be stopped by constructional barriers and how and where he feels comfortable the most, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Knud Kohr - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Sima Surkamp - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Sima Surkamp; linked to A self-determined life – as a mother and a working woman – this is what is important for her. That’s why Sima Surkamp does not understand how our world can be so ignorant and why inclusion is still a foreign word for many people. Which role her son plays in her life and in what way she is a child of the 80s, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Sima Surkamp - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Michael Herold - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Michael Herold; linked to He made it his business to show people that barriers mostly only exist in our heads. Michael Herold would really like to make mankind understand that. Until this time has come, he does not allow borders to stop him. Why the whole world is his favorite place and what he would tell his younger self today, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Michael Herold - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Andrea Krallinger - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Andrea Krallinger; linked to „A day without laughter is a wasted day” – Andrea Krallinger does not only laugh a lot. The elementary school teacher also is a self-made woman who takes her life and herself in her own hands. At REHACARE.de she talks about the meaning photography, a pony and great wisdom have to her.Andrea Krallinger - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Julia Probst - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Julia Probst; linked to Vigorous and dedicated: Julia Probst feels strongly about accessibility, inclusion and diversity. And if necessary, she defends her point of view very confidently. How the self-appointed accessibility activist thinks about going by train and which of her answers to not tell everything, you will get to know on REHACARE.de.Julia Probst - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Nadine Lormis - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Nadine Lormis; linked to As a child from the coast she dreams about the house by the sea: Online editor Nadine Lormis knows where her roots are. And if somebody talks inappropriate about people with disabilities, her alarm bells start ringing. Because all kind of social injustice is a thorn in her side. What else matters to her and why an elephant is the missing piece to her happiness, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Nadine Lormis - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Laura Gehlhaar - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Laura Gehlhaar; linked to Neither hero, nor victim – Laura Gehlhaar does not want to be reducible to her wheelchair and also not to be pigeonholed, because the actress and writer has to offer so many other qualities and abilities. Why a burger would be the perfect last meal for her and why she would like to married to Batman, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Laura Gehlhaar - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Hans-Peter Durst - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Hans-Peter Durst; linked to With the help of the tricycle sport he found his way back into an active life: Hans-Peter Durst is a passionate endurance athlete. But he is not only committed in sports. Whether just encouraging or at the crisis line – he loves to be there for other people. And he also appreciates a splendid wine. What else in life is near and dear to him, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Hans-Peter Durst - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Aleksander Knauerhase - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Aleksander Knauerhase; linked to Think positive! This is the principle Aleksander Knauerhase lives by. And it is one reason why it is very important to him how society perceives people with disability, especially people with autism. He highlights the strength of a person instead of his or her weakness. What kind of project ideas he wants to realize and why he would like to be therapy animal, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Aleksander Knauerhase - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ilja Seifert - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Ilja Seifert; linked to Beam me up, Scotty! Ilja Seifert would really love to put this demand into action. As long as this is not possible, he campaigns in a very dedicated way for accessibility and human rights. What else is near and dear to him, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Ilja Seifert - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ulrike Pohl - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Ulrike Pohl; linked to What is labeled with inclusion should also have inclusion inside. This is what Ulrike Pohl is convinced of and the reason why she commits herself for active participation of people with disabilities – both politically and on her blog. How other people react to her and her commitment and what a crown has to do with her life motto, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Ulrike Pohl - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Hope after High School for Students with Autism

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Photo: Students [17/03/2014] Teachers and other professionals in the schools work hard to achieve beneficial results for students with autism, but positive outcomes remain elusive. An innovative program from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and 6 partner universities is preparing students with autism for life after high school.Hope after High School for Students with Autism - Read more

Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD

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Photo: Boy with a  tablet [12/03/2014] People have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD - Read more

Cinderella Glücklich - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Cinderella Glücklich; linked to Riding through forests and meadows on a horse back – this is pure happiness for her. But Cinderella Glücklich is not always so content like her name might lets you expect: What kind of weasel words she cannot hear anymore and which wishes she will fulfill for herself for sure, she tell us on REHACARE.de.Cinderella Glücklich - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Many European Banks Fail in the Accessibility of their Websites

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Photo: Young man using a tablet [07/03/2014] Researchers from the University of Oviedo (Spain) have analysed the websites of nearly 50 banks from the EU to check whether any user, even if disabled, has equal access. The results show that this right is not fulfilled in 74 percent of cases, and therefore they demand greater interest from financial entities in this technological and social problem.Many European Banks Fail in the Accessibility of their Websites - Read more

Teal Sherer - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Teal Sherer; linked to Teal Sherer is the creator and star of the online comedy series “My Gimpy Life”. In her YouTube show she introduces her viewers to the life in a wheelchair – with lots of humor. The actress tells us on REHACARE.de what else makes her laugh and how much she remembers her mother.Teal Sherer - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Tanja Kollodzieyski - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Tanja Kollodzieyski; linked to A fashion-conscious bookworm – that is Tanja Kollodzieyski. With the help of constant confrontation – online and offline – she tries to reduce fears of contacts. And she would like to have this wickedly expensive dress in her warderobe. What restrains her from it and why she would like to have the title Shopping Queen, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Tanja Kollodzieyski - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Willi Daniels - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Willi Daniels; linked to How important self help and social integration can be after a stroke is something Willi Daniels knows from personal experience. This is one more reason why he campaign for it. What kind of project ideas go around in his head and which alleged details make him really happy, he tells us at REHACARE.de.Willi Daniels - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Zora Debrunner - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Zora Debrunner; linked to People are near and dear to her. Both work-related and private she treats them with lots of respect and love. All the more it upsets her how careless some people handle even their words and offend others by doing so. Which concrete example really upsets her and for what kind of animals she would like to open an asylum, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Zora Debrunner - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Individuals with ADHD Have Communicative Difficulty

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[05/02/2014] People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner, says research from the University of Waterloo. The findings may lead to new remediation that can improve the way individuals with the disorder interact and communicate with others. Individuals with ADHD Have Communicative Difficulty - Read more

Purple Schulz - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Purple Schulz; linked to Dementia is a very important issue for him. The German singer and songwriter Purple Schulz proves this regularly – and not only with his latest song “Question marks”. But would he also spend some money for this topic if he were to win the lottery? This and what kind of tree he and his wife have already chosen, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Purple Schulz - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Denise Frubrich - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Denise Frubrich; linked to Denise Frubrich lives close in touch with nature and is a creative person. Drawing and painting is her hobby and she likes to share her passion with others. Anyway, she is very open-minded and communicative. So what kind of role laughing plays in her life and what else she wants to achieve, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Denise Frubrich - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Dennis Klein - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Dennis Klein; linked to New Zealand, Cambodia or Vietnam – Dennis Klein has visited all these countries in the last months. During one year he wants to go to at least 22 countries to visit people with different disabilities and find out on site how they live their lives. Why he also has a lot of fun during his world trip and what else he wishes for when he is old, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Dennis Klein - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Nadine Segbert - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Nadine Segbert; linked to vilmA was her highlight in the last year. Nadine Segbert is a wrapper in a sheltered workshop and received the VdK award vilmA for people with disability in job and training. That work is important but not everything that counts in life and what else she wants to achieve, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Nadine Segbert - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Studying the Use of Mobile Phones among Elderly

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Photo: Elderly with a tablet [15/01/2014] Doris Bohman, senior lecturer in caring sciences at Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has received a scholarship to, along with fellow researchers from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and North-West University in South Africa, study how elderly people in South Africa use mobile phones and the role the mobile phone plays in the South African society.Studying the Use of Mobile Phones among Elderly - Read more

Norbert Killewald - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Norbert Killewald; linked to The social inclusion of people with disabilities is near and dear to Norbert Killewald. The commissioner for the disabled of North Rhine-Westphalia loses himself in his work. Why his colleages can often see him singing oder whistling in the bureau and why he likes ironing, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Norbert Killewald - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Best Practice: Disability in the Media

Exceptions prove the rule: Also if media creators can still change and improve aspects of their work, there are first positive examples. German media still trail behind, while the U.S. us ahead. Lilian Masuhr, head of the Leidmedien.de project, and blogger Ninia LaGrande gave us some recommendations which form the basis for this overview.Best Practice: Disability in the Media - Read more

Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media

They either suffer or they are heroes: People with disabilities are often depicted one-sidedly in the media. A lot of journalists are not aware of possible misconceptions. The German project Leidmedien.de aims to change this and offers help and clarifications to media creators.Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media - Read more

Luna - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Inclusion dog Luna; linked to Right in the middle of it - this is the motto inclusion dog Luna lives by. Together with her owners she commits herself for inclusion. But she also appreciates the simple things in life, such as squirrels or meat croquettes. How important especially food plays in her life, Luna tells us on REHACARE.de. Luna - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Tanja Gröpper - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Tanja Gröpper; linked to At the Paralympics 2012 she won a bronze medal. The German swimmer Tanja Gröpper likes to remember the award ceremony in London. What else is fraught with memories for her, what she likes about Americans and how she thinks about parking violator on disabled parking spaces, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Tanja Gröpper - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Elisa Siepmann - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Elisa Siepmann; linked to Why are there no lift and no ramp? This is a question Elisa Siepmann often wants to have answered. But indeed she would prefer a solution for the real problem behind it. On REHACARE.de she also tells us, what kind of wish she would fulfill herself with a lottery win and why she can hardly decide between solid and sweet food.Elisa Siepmann - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

A very Ordinary Family

Single parent, three children, Multiple Sclerosis – the everyday life of Manuela Wirth has one or two challenges prepared for her. But the mother of three does not let the stress and especially the disease push her aside. Her secret recipe: humor.A very Ordinary Family - Read more

Speech Recovery after Stroke

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Photo: Magnetic coil on a head [02/12/2013] A Kiel University scientist investigates which areas in the brain really are in charge of speech, and how these interact. Her findings are supposed to help patients who have speech production problems or aphasia following a stroke.Speech Recovery after Stroke - Read more

Wolfgang Bark - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Wolfgang Bark; linked to The social imbalance of our society makes Wolfgang Bark pondering. But childish nuisance gives him back his smile again. How important his family is to him and why he relaxes the best with bow and arrow, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Wolfgang Bark - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

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Photo: Boy with magnifying glass over the ear [22/11/2013] Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise.Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology - Read more

Sonja Scholten - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Sonja Scholten; linked to Taking part at the Paralympics and opening a hostel in Portugal – those are the dreams of table tennis player Sonja Scholten. She tells REHACRE.de what she loves and what drives her up the wall. Sonja Scholten - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

App Helps Diabetic Young People Keep Safe when Drinking

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Photo: Young adults using a smartphone and drinking [18/11/2013] A free smartphone application (app) aimed at younger people, which puts important information about the condition in their hands wherever they are, has notched up more than 1,100 downloads in its first year.App Helps Diabetic Young People Keep Safe when Drinking - Read more

Book and App Help Teens with Autism Make Friends

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Photo: Teenage girl talking to another girl [15/11/2013] Socially challenged teens and young adults, such as those with autism, often have trouble making and keeping friends and can become easy targets for bullying, a situation that challenges their coping skills.Book and App Help Teens with Autism Make Friends - Read more

Michaela Kurp - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Michaela Kurp; linked to Michaela Kurp commits herself to inclusion and an accessible world. The wheelchair user works towards her goals by acting as a representative of people with impairment or simply by sharing her experiences and impressions. REHACARE.de talked to the youth care worker about her passion for the Baltic Sea, her coma and music.Michaela Kurp - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Michael Damrau - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Michael Damrau; linked to Home and family mean everything to him. Michael Damrau knows and loves his dutch origins. But he also has wanderlust. He tells REHACARE.de where he would like to travel and what is important to him. Michael Damrau - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Autistic People and their Careers: More than just IT

In Germany, only five percent of the people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) work on the regular job market although they have many skills which can be deployed differently.Autistic People and their Careers: More than just IT - Read more

Désirée Gräfin von und zu Hoensbroech - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Désirée Gräfin von und zu Hoensbroech; linked to Her children and dogs are the center of Désirée Gräfin von und zu Hoensbroech life. She does not only own a dog herself, as the managing director of the foundation „Hunde helfen leben“ she helps training assistance dogs. The power woman told REHACARE.de what makes her relax and how important her family is to her.Désirée Gräfin von und zu Hoensbroech - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

David Lebuser - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: David Lebuser; linked to He is 27 years old and Germany’s first chairskater: David Lebuser does what he loves and won’t let anything stop him. He proves that to himself and the rest of the world every day. He tells REHACRE.de which people in particular shaped him and why his fears are related to rain.David Lebuser - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Video Could Transform How Schools Serve Teens with Autism

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Photo: Teens in front of a laptop [21/10/2013] Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University (MSU) researcher says.Video Could Transform How Schools Serve Teens with Autism - Read more

Christiane Link - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Christiane Link; linked to Christiane Link is not only a passionate journalist, fearless and a Londoner. She also has a blog and fights for the rights of disabled people and against their discrimination. She tells REHACARE.de which memories are brought back by the Olympic Games and why Karla Kolumna is an important figure in her life.Christiane Link - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Impact of Aging on Smart Phone Use to Be Examined

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[16/10/2013] Age-related difficulties in texting and emailing on smart phones will be investigated by a University of Strathclyde academic.Impact of Aging on Smart Phone Use to Be Examined - Read more

Creative App for Dementia Care Workers

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Photo: Screenshot of the app [07/10/2013] As the population ages through better nutrition and healthcare, we can expect absolute numbers of people with dementia to continue to rise. Konstantinos Zachos of City University London and colleagues there and at the Registered Nursing Home Association in Birmingham and London company MediaTel Ltd have developed a software application, an "app", for use by staff in residential care homes.Creative App for Dementia Care Workers - Read more

Alex Kreutzer - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Alex Kreutzer; linked to Alex Kreutzer is passionate about music and people. The singer and songwriter thinks of music as a thought-provoking medium to give courage. He not only commits himself to music but also to disadvantaged and suffering people. He tells REHACARE.de what moves him and where his goals are. Alex Kreutzer - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

New App Helps Clinician Communications

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Photo: Woman using a tablet [23/09/2013] There's an app for that. A new iOS app developed in part by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles will assist health care professionals seeking help communicating with patients during difficult conversations.New App Helps Clinician Communications - Read more

Karl-Josef Faßbender - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Karl-Josef Faßbender; linked to Karl-Josef Faßbender knows what life is all about: He does not only teach young people every day at the University of Cologne, he also commits himself to the rights of handicapped people at the university and worldwide. What he wants to achieve and how he likes to unwind after work, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Karl-Josef Faßbender - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills more Adept at Socializing

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Photo: Toddler playing [13/09/2013] In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating.Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills more Adept at Socializing - Read more

Charlotte Tasso - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Charlotte Tasso; linked to The Nobel Prize – this is one of the goals of the deaf student Charlotte Tasso. She also lives her commitment in her work as the chairwoman of the German Deaf Youth. There she campaigns among others for the education of deaf teenagers. In which way muesli and animals play a role in her life, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Charlotte Tasso - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Autistic Children Can Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Cues and Sounds

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[04/09/2013] Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability. Younger children with ASD have trouble integrating the auditory and visual cues associated with speech, but the researchers found that the problem clears up in adolescence.Autistic Children Can Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Cues and Sounds - Read more

Lutz Pepping - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Lutz Pepping; linked to A dream comes true. What he once thought it would be impossible is now going to be Lutz Pepping's profession: The deaf teacher-to-be teaches at a school in Berlin, Germany. Why the committed teacher is not always a good example for his pupils and why he likes first school days, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Lutz Pepping - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Johannes Mairhofer - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Johannes Mairhofer; linked to He does not like self-pity. Johannes Mairhofer prefers a positive attitude to life. With his project “No Contradiction” the photographer wants to contribute to a proper coverage about people with disabilities. How he succeeds in separating from clichés as well as useless things, he tells us on REHACARE.de. Johannes Mairhofer - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Gunnar van der Pütten - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Gunnar van der Pütten; linked to A stroke turned his life upside down. And Gunnar van der Pütten would really like to get rid of the ramifications. But nevertheless he has not lost his joy of living. What about he can laugh heartily and how many kilometers he already drove on his tricycle, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Gunnar van der Pütten - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Benedikt Lika - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Benedikt Lika; linked to Being the Federal Chancellor of Germany is his dream. Because then Benedikt Lika could take political inclusion in his own hands. This is what really matters to him. But to what extend not only politics influence his life, but also music and the Roll an Walk Orchestra do, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Benedikt Lika - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ninia Binias - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Ninia Binias; linked to She calls herself “LaGrande”, but does not have any delusions of grandeur: Blogger Ninia Binias is officially considered to be runtish, but this classification cannot limit her. She is interested in feminism, photography and inclusion. Which role butterflies and bunnies play in her life and which questions she wants to be answered by a TV show, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Ninia Binias - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Miriam Proksch - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Miriam Proksch; linked to What helped wheelchair drivers to accept their new life with a wheelchair? And what did not help? – That’s what Miriam Proksch is asking herself in her final paper. For this, the divinity student is currently looking for dialog partners who are willing to talk to her. Which wishes and dreams she further has, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Miriam Proksch - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Laura M. Schwengber - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Laura M. Schwengber; linked to Who likes watching music clips on YouTube, might have already seen her: Laura M. Schwengber. The sign language interpreter translates the latest chart songs into sign language for a German radio station. The video clips can be seen online. How the eager young woman thinks about sleeping and why she needs ruthless furniture movers, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Laura M. Schwengber - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Helena Dindas - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Helena Dindas; linked to Many people have fears of contacts towards people with disabilities. Also Helena Dindas experienced this firsthand after her stroke. By publishing her fears, feelings and experiences in a book, she wants to help others to get rid of their helplessness towards handicapped people. In which moments she needs help sometimes and what makes her happy, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Helena Dindas - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives

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Photo: Elderly people [15/07/2013] Researchers say that storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by dementia. Participation in a creative storytelling program called TimeSlips creates a substantial improvement in student attitudes. Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives - Read more

Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online

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Photo: Old man listening to a woman [12/07/2013] DemTalk, an award-winning toolkit designed by Newcastle University experts to help those coping with dementia, has gone online.Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online - Read more

Silvia Rottmar - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Silvia Rottmar; linked to Silvia Rottmar wants to engcourage other people. Encourage them to accept their life with the brittle-bone disease and to keep their chin up. For, this is also her way of seeing her life with the disease. What else really matters to her, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Silvia Rottmar - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Automated 'Coach' Could Help With Social Interactions

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[26/06/2013] Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears of social situations can be especially acute: Individuals with Asperger's syndrome often have difficulty making eye contact and reacting appropriately to social cues.Automated 'Coach' Could Help With Social Interactions - Read more

Jacqueline Janke - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Jacqueline Janke; linked to Whether still life or nude painting - Jacqueline Janke is an artist with all her heart and soul. Since 2006, angels are among her favorite subjects. Which connection she also has to Jesus and how she has been impressed by a Romanian accordion player, she tells REHACARE.de.Jacqueline Janke - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Andi Weiland - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Andi Weiland; linked to Andi Weiland totally loses himself in his work. At least this explains why the huge conference table in the office is one of his favorite places. Since, his hearts beats for social projects. How he would like to help here and from whom he learns very much at the moment, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Andi Weiland - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Wilfried Korte - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Wilfried Korte; linked to Tangible work with metal is the daily bread of Wilfried Korte. The self-employed metal constructionist is not only good in his profession. As a passionate amateur photographer he already made a couple of photos, also some nude shoots in his workshop. To what extend he would also like to break some taboos and how his children make him laugh, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Wilfried Korte - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Greater Convenience and Safety for Wheelchair Users

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Photo: Add-on module for wheelchairs [07/06/2013] With modern communication aids, users of electric powered wheelchairs can operate a PC and cell phone without human assistance. A new module is set to transform electric powered wheelchairs into communication hubs.Greater Convenience and Safety for Wheelchair Users - Read more

Older Drivers More Open to Talking about 'Driving Retirement'

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Photo: Elderly woman driving a car [05/06/2013] Clinicians often wait too long before talking to elderly patients about giving up driving even though many may be open to those discussions earlier, according to a new study.Older Drivers More Open to Talking about 'Driving Retirement' - Read more

Rolf Piotrowski - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Rolf Piotrowski; linked to When the wind blows around his nose, he can unwind from his daily stress and calms down. Rolf Piotrowski likes going for a walk in nature. Why he should not throw away some things and what he is afraid of, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Rolf Piotrowski - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Sigrid Arnade - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Sigrid Arnade; linked to Topics concerning handicapped policy are the pet issues of Sigrid Arnade. Whether it is self-determined living or accessibility – the realization of human rights, especially those of people with disabilities, are near and dear to her. How much her commitment also influences her private life and what kind of effect jigsaws have on her, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Sigrid Arnade - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Smartphone Assistance Agent for Older People

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Photo: Smartphone app [24/05/2013] A new smartphone application, developed by scientists at the University of Ulster, which could help older people engage fully in an increasingly self-serve society, may be ready for use by the end of the year.Smartphone Assistance Agent for Older People - Read more

Positive Social Support at Work Reduces Risk of Diabetes

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Photo: Colleagues comfort woman [22/05/2013] Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact.Positive Social Support at Work Reduces Risk of Diabetes - Read more

Seyran Kismir - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Seyran Kismir; linked to She speaks German, English and Turkish, she learns Spanish at the moment – Seyran Kismir is very interested in languages. And it does not matter that she communicates with the help of a voice output device. Generally the young woman knows what life is all about and secretly dreams about a shopping tour in New York. On REHACARE.de she tells us about her other wishes and what music means to her.Seyran Kismir - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Interacting with Environment with the Help of Brain Signals

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Photo: BrainAble patient [17/05/2013] BrainAble has demonstrated the benefits that advanced technologies bring to people with physical disabilities so severe that they cannot interact with their environment (home, friends, family) independently.Interacting with Environment with the Help of Brain Signals - Read more

Sabine Ellerbrock - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Sabine Ellerbrock; linked to Sabine Ellerbrock wants wheelchair tennis to be more popular in Germany. That’s why she commits herself to the initiave “Serve for Accessibility”. On the tennis court she finds necessary compensation to everyday life. How she handles it and which sportive loss still bothers her, she tells us on REHACARE.de. Sabine Ellerbrock - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Erwin Aljukic - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Erwin Aljukic; linked to TV camera or theatre stage – he loves both of them. Nevertheless, the artist and actor Erwin Aljukic is no man who only feels well in the spotlight. In private he loves the feeling of concealment he gets by his tomcat Milan amongst others. Why felicity belongs to his purposes in life and what superstar Madonna has to do with it, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Erwin Aljukic - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Deva Bhusha Glöckner - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Deva Bhusha Glöckner; linked to She does not know fears of contact. Indeed they would be really hindering in her job: Deva Bhusha Glöckner is a sexual assistant for people with disabilities. Sensuality and passion are her daily bread. How spirituality helps her to stay balanced in everyday life and what she thinks about things like the tax filing, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Deva Bhusha Glöckner - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

New App for People with Sight Loss

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Photo: Screenshot of the app [29/04/2013] Scientists from Royal Holloway University London are launching a new app for tablets to help people with macular disease, the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. New App for People with Sight Loss - Read more

Markus Binder - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Markus Binder; linked to Markus Binder is model. A model in a wheelchair. To stay healthy he uses a mixture of sports and relaxation. On REHACARE.de he explains which election he would like to win an again and what even models are afraid of.Markus Binder - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ilka Hannig - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Ilka Hannig ; linked to Writing a children’s book and finally start into professional autonomy - Ilka Hannig knows exactly what she wants. At the moment, she is focusing on her inclusive advice center, which she hopes to open very soon. On REHACARE.de she talks about her other plans too.Ilka Hannig - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Anne Mette Andkjær - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Anne Mette Andkjær; linked to Functional design for people with handicap or physical afflictions – that’s what Anne Mette Andkjær dedicated her life to. The chief executive officer of a Danish company develops practical aides for everyday life that are also nice to look at. How much her work influences her and what she connects with France and her grandfather, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Anne Mette Andkjær - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People

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Photo: Elderly woman with tablet PC [22/04/2013] The use of social media by older people can offer valuable additional support in cases of sickness and diseases, new research from the University of Luxembourg has shown. Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People - Read more

Claudia Breidbach - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Claudia Breidbach; linked to Her home is the sky – there she is happy and free. Claudia Breidbach is a passionate skydiver. Her biggest dream is to land with her parachute in the paralympic stadium. On REHACARE.de she tells us with whom she likes to leave all cares behind and which question she asks herself in such silent moments.Claudia Breidbach - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Improving Empathic Communication between Hospice Teams and Caregivers

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[15/04/2013] A new study authored by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles shows that more empathic communication is needed between caregivers and hospice team members.Improving Empathic Communication between Hospice Teams and Caregivers - Read more

Diabetes Patients Need to Be Consulted to Improve Treatment

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Photo: Patient talking to doctor [12/04/2013] Patients with type 2 diabetes who tailor their own treatment in cooperation with their doctor can reduce their risk of complications such as heart attack with up to 20 percent. This is the result of a new Danish study from the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen. Diabetes Patients Need to Be Consulted to Improve Treatment - Read more

Okka Gundel - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Okka Gundel; linked to Okka Gundel is the ambassadress in the German Alzheimer’s Foundation. There the TV journalist and anchorwoman campaigns for an open way of dealing with the disease. She also acquaints her own children gently with this topic. Which questions her offspring also asks her and why she would keep a lottery win secret, she tells on REHACARE.de.Okka Gundel - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Susanne Krahe - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Susanne Krahe; linked to Connecting ones occupation with the personal passion – after her loss of sight Susanne Krahe exactly did this. Now the Evangelic theologian brings together literature and theology and is known for calling a spade a spade. On REHACARE.de she also is talkative: She fancies cruises and tells us what she thinks about pious proverbs.Susanne Krahe - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés

Infantile, atypical or Asperger – for a long time, those have been the common downgrades of autism. But now, a new understanding of the congenital development disorder has established itself: Because no autistic person resembles the other and every one of them shows symptoms of a different strength, experts now rather talk about the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés - Read more

How Autism Changed a Family

All at once the diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) changes the life of a whole family. Nothing is the way it used to be or how the parents dreamed of. But soon they realize: There are also many beautiful sides of the new life. A mother narrates.How Autism Changed a Family - Read more

Program Helps Health Care Workers Move past Tragedy

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[27/03/2013] Studies have shown that a new program that provides support and training at the University of Missouri Health Care System is helping health care workers get back on their feet after the sudden death of a patient and heal both mentally and physically. Program Helps Health Care Workers Move past Tragedy - Read more

Sven Kocar - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Sven Kocar; linked to His body and his mind have some communication problems – that is how Sven Kocar describes his tetra spasticity. But it does not hinder him from attending to his big passion – photography: He simply operates the camera with his feet. Which uncommon changes of perspective grow out of this and which one is his last boundary, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Sven Kocar - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Lars Ruppel - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Lars Ruppel; linked to Wake-up words he calls what the Americans name "Alzpoetry". With poems and well-known rhymes Lars Ruppel touches dementia patients at nursing homes. Already 150 times he has already brought a smile on the lips of people with dementia. On REHACARE.de he tells us what else matters to him and what connects him with cat videos.Lars Ruppel - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ronald Ligtenberg - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Ronald Ligtenberg; linked to Hearing and deaf people who party together - what sounds incredible to others is what Ronald Ligtenberg made possible. Sencity is the name of the inclusive party which now takes place all over the world. On REHACARE.de Ronald Ligtenberg tells us how he faces up to his biggest fear every day.Ronald Ligtenberg - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Improving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss

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[11/03/2013] University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators demonstrate the impact sensitive parenting has on language growth for children who receive cochlear implantsImproving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss - Read more

Ute Ellenberger - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Ute Ellenberger; linked to The greatest happiness on earth is sitting in the saddle of a horse. Also Ute Ellenberger sees helpful friends in horses. She is involved in therapeutic horse riding, inclusion and enlightment of parents with handicapped children. On REHACARE.de she tells us how Beethoven, Jesus and her mother have influenced her life.Ute Ellenberger - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

e-Inclusion: Computer and Internet for Everyone

It is really not difficult for us to be online nowadays with a laptop, smart phone or tablet computer. But this does not hold true for everyone: people with disabilities encounter barriers online, too. The project Di-Ji (German “Digital informiert – im Job integriert”) is the first place to go for all those who want to remove digital barriers in the work world.e-Inclusion: Computer and Internet for Everyone - Read more

Help for Kids with Down Syndrome

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Photo: Girl with Down syndrome [01/03/2013] Researchers are helping children with Down syndrome who stutter...Help for Kids with Down Syndrome - Read more

Martin Fromme - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Martin Fromme; linked to The left forearm has not been delivered at that time – that’s the way Martin Fromme describes his handicap. The presenter, book author and comedian is involved in the relaxation of the subject disabilities – by using the strength of humor. Why we are silly people and what fear can cause, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Martin Fromme - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Barbara Sima-Ruml - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Barbara Sima-Ruml; linked to Accessible construction is her field. For Barbara Sima-Ruml inclusion is no empty concept – she does a lot to tear down the barriers in the heads of others. On REHACARE.de she talks about what she thinks about some architects and why she would like to experience her car accident once again.Barbara Sima-Ruml - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Software Improves Facebook Accessibility for the Blind

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Photo: Screenshot of adapted Facebook page [18/02/2013] Researchers have developed a software package that adapts Facebook for visually impaired people.Software Improves Facebook Accessibility for the Blind - Read more

Helping Deafblind People to Communicate

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Photo: TACTIC gloves; linked to [13/02/2013] A team of researchers has designed a new device to help deafblind people to communicate.Helping Deafblind People to Communicate - Read more

Communication Benefits for Grandparents of Grandkids with ASD

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Photo: Instructor helps student; linked to [02/01/2013] For three years, University of Utah researchers have been deploying a computer-based design program called SketchUp in workshops to teach and develop life skills for youth on the autism spectrum.Communication Benefits for Grandparents of Grandkids with ASD - Read more

Thomas Schmidberger - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Thomas Schmidberger; linked to Sports and family – these are the things which are especially important to Thomas Schmidberger. At the Paralympics in 2012 he won a bronze medal and a silver medal. What the vice world champion in wheelchair table tennis would do with a lottery win and what he can laugh about, he tells on REHACARE.de.Thomas Schmidberger - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Florentine Degen - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Florentine Degen; linked to „I would not be able to do that“ is the title of her book, but she did it anyway: At age 20, Florentine Degen concerned herself actively with death and spent a year doing voluntary social work in a hospice. Still today, she is committed to hospice work. Where the young woman finds quiet and why beautiful moments do not repeat, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Florentine Degen - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Elderly: Group Interaction Is the Key to Significant Health Outcomes

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[17/12/2012] The health benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly, where residents gather together regularly to drink water, owe as least as much to the social nature of the activity as to the value of drinking water itself, an investigation by psychologists has shown.Elderly: Group Interaction Is the Key to Significant Health Outcomes - Read more

Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills

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Photo: Picaa screenshot; linked to [14/12/2012] Researchers have developed a cell phone that can be downloaded free and improves basic competences (maths, language, knowledge of the environment, autonomy and social skills) in children with autism-related disorders or Down’s Syndrome. Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills - Read more

Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

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Photo: Women who created the device; linked to [12/12/2012] Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets - Read more

Wolfgang Vogt - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Wolfgang Vogt; linked to Wolfgang Vogt is drawn to the Sun State Florida for relaxation. Maybe his wish to meet a very famous American will come true there. Of course, his family has to accompany him then, too. Coming back to the South of Germany, he would like to continue caring for his Sweet Tooth. But this is not possible everywhere and all the time, as he tells REHACARE.de.Wolfgang Vogt - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate

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Photo: Boy in front of a screen; linked to [10/12/2012] The use of technology in the classroom is nothing new, but a school is breaking new ground by using technology to help pupils with autism communicate more effectively.Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate - Read more

Anastasia Umrik - That´s How She Rolls!

It has been a long time since Anastasia Umrik was really able to relax, even though a break every now and then would not be bad. Besides working for her photography project “anderStark”, the student has to deal with written exams, too. And she really feels uneasy about them. But at least in between she has time to get inspirations and strength from theater, she tells us at REHACARE.Anastasia Umrik - That´s How She Rolls! - Read more

Anna Schaffelhuber - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Anna Schaffelhuber; linked to Anna Schaffelhuber still has her very first letter and remains faithful to her favorite dish. Apart from that, the paralympic skier is ambitious, open-minded and most of all adventurous – but it should not go too slow. Find out on REHACARE.de which wise saying her great-grandfather shared with the student and why simple often makes you happy.Anna Schaffelhuber - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

At Six Month Children with and without Autism Develop the Same

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Photo: Playing children; linked to [26/11/2012] The development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is much like that of children without ASD at 6 months of age, but differs afterwards. At Six Month Children with and without Autism Develop the Same - Read more

A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor

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Graphic: diagrams of cursor movements; linked to [23/11/2012] When a paralyzed person imagines moving a limb, cells in the part of the brain that controls movement still activate as if trying to make the immobile limb work again. A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor - Read more

Olaf Lüken - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Olaf Lüken; linked to Olaf Lüken thinks that he may throw away his old wooden blocks. Nevertheless, he has a dream that he shares with many children: to be an astronaut. Although technical things often die on him when he needs them. His other wishes, however, are really modest: He would be content with composure, courage and wisdom, as he tells us on REHACARE.de.Olaf Lüken - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism

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Photo: Lonely child sitting on the ground; linked to [16/11/2012] When given early treatment, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) made significant improvements in behavior, communication, and most strikingly, brain function, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism - Read more

Dieter Puls - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Dieter Puls; linked to First champion shot, then a tour around the world – Dieter Puls has a lot of dreams. But there is one thing he dislikes about reality: Because he mistrusts political promises, he takes matters into his own hands and volunteers as committee member at the German Society of Muscle Diseases. And his wife recharges his energies – namely, by tickling him in the morning and by cooking a lot of sprouts.Dieter Puls - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Marcus Sieger - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Marcus Sieger; linked to Marcus Sieger has high aims: To be at the Paralympics 2016 and to visit South Africa. But most of all he would like to experience his son’s birth again. On REHACARE.de he is speaking about his second passion besides table tennis and also reveals the sort of people by whom he is most puzzled. Marcus Sieger - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Sandra Klatt-Olbrich - That´s How She Rolls!

Photo: Sandra Klatt-Olbrich; linked to Sandra Klatt-Olbrich would really like to be weightless. Then she could simply fly over a lot of barriers in everyday life. Maybe she could finally finish the garden of her dreams that way and easily cultivate the high rambler rose she wants. On REHACARE.de she tells us that she has a lot of other goals and more than a few questions in life.Sandra Klatt-Olbrich - That´s How She Rolls! - Read more

Tom Abraham - That´s How He Rolls

Photographer Tom Abraham wanted to know what really matters. In cooperation with Lebensherbst e.V., he took pictures of many seniors and their very favorite items. On REHACARE.de he reveals why earth is a just a dust grain where many people are taking themselves too important. He also explains when he eats his favorite dish spinach.Tom Abraham - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Baby Communication Gives Clues to Autism

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[15/10/2012] Approximately 19 percent of children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop Autism due to shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities, according to previous studies.Baby Communication Gives Clues to Autism - Read more

Manuela Schmermund - That´s How She Rolls

Sportswoman Manuela Schmermund; linked to Instead of competing at the Paralympic Games Manuela Schmermund would also like to go to space. Until then, the sportswoman dedicates herself to children and teenagers in different fields. You can read the reason why she laughs at pedestrians sometimes and the age of her favorite cuddly pillow on REHACARE.deManuela Schmermund - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities

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[08/10/2012] When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, it takes a dedicated team to help a person regain as much independence as possible: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and others. Now, a University of Calgary research team had added a robot to help identify and customize post-stroke therapy.Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities - Read more

Deike Ludwig - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Deike Ludwig; linked to Leaving tracks with her work and flying across them like a bird – those are only a few wishes of Deike Ludwig. The student of special education is committed to self-determined living for handicapped people, in which the “WE” is still very important.Deike Ludwig - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Lars Pickardt - That´s How He Rolls

Disabled Sports means a lot to him – as the national coach in the wheelchair fencing Lars Pickardt gives his best for his athletes. Together with a German sports club, he is always looking for new talents. REHACARE.de talked with him about secret locations, landing on the moon and fun games with his godchild.Lars Pickardt - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Heidi Paliz - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Heidi Paliz with horse; linked to Old horses, sick people or vanishing rainforests – Heidi Paliz cares for all of them. With her foundation AM-EN she organizes trips for disabled people and riding therapy for disabled children in Ecuador. On REHACARE.de she talks about South American street dogs and cats, black holes and Johnny Cash.Heidi Paliz - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Peter Schmidt - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Doctor Peter Schmidt; linked to The discovery of love seized him as well as an exploration of a fascinating landscape. Because for the autistic Peter Schmidt feelings and emotions are not easy to process. On REHACARE.de the geophysicist and fan of Bollywood talks about the Big Bang and his book “A cactus for Valentine’s Day – An autistic and love.”Peter Schmidt - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Heinrich Popow - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Heinrich Popow; linked to Bronze medal in the 200-metre run: once again, Heinrich Popow does not leave the Paralympics without any medal. He is an old hand on top of the Mount Olympus and uses his passion to tell other people who have just lost a limb: a prosthesis is a beginning and not an end. Heinrich Popow - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Johanna Welin - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Johanna Welin; linked to Do zombies need a wheelchair, too? This is what Johanna Welin, the successful basketball player, would like to know. Apart from that, the Sweden fan seems to be a quite down-to-earth person – as her answers on REHACARE.de show. Johanna Welin - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Christoph Burkard - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Christoph Burkard; linked to Dolphins have no legs and can still swim very fast – just like Christoph Burkard. The gold medal winner from 2004 will also take part at the Paralympics in London. Regardless of whether breast, dolphin or freestyle – he can swim fast in many ways. REHACARE.de talked to him about chlorinated water in his nose and his cat Harry.Christoph Burkard - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Esther Weber - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Esther Weber; linked to At the Paralympics in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, she has picked up a lot of medals. This year, Esther Weber takes part in the Summer Games in London as a torch bearer. The former Paralympic medalist in fencing talks on REHACARE.de about sporty and sunny moments and her dog Stanley.Esther Weber - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Pia Douwes - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Woman with dark hair smiling; linked to In the role of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth she first captured the hearts of many musical fans. Later, Pia Douwes was the jury member of a German musical casting show and found Tarzan and Jane. Today, the Dutch musical actress tells us on REHACARE.de about the fascination for her work and old dressing gowns.Pia Douwes - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Kirsten Bruhn - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Swimmer in water; linked to Kirsten Bruhn knows exactly what she wants and what not. But until she can make her dream of an own swimwear and jewellery collection come true, she swims as fast as she can – also at the Paralympics in London. REHACARE.de talked to the self-confident athlete about strange odours, applesauce and her parents.Kirsten Bruhn - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Karl-Heinz Pantke - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Older man with glasses and mustache at walker; linked to After a stroke with locked-in syndrome, he is now living with a walking disability and language disorder. But for Karl-Heinz Pantke this is no reason to give up his life. As the leader of the association LIS he tries to bolster other affected people up. REHACARE.de spoke with the cheerful Berliner about Pink Floyd and “other senior sounds.”Karl-Heinz Pantke - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Derek Paravicini - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Young man with sunglasses; linked to The blind autist would like to play concerts for a large and excited audience. Derek Paravicini talked with REHACARE.de about his passion for music and piano, comfortable evenings with his friends and a lot of sweets.Derek Paravicini - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Connecting Fall Alarms to Social Media

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[13/07/2012] When the elderly suffer falls, many agencies should be alerted so that help can arrive as quickly as possible. Now researchers, students and physiotherapists are trying to connect fall alarms to social media.Connecting Fall Alarms to Social Media - Read more

Barbara Seché - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Blond woman; linked to Casa Calma is supposed to be an oasis of calm for people with handicap and their families. On Mallorca Barbara Seché offers them a hiatus, even with animalic support. With REHACARE.de the 46-years-old talked about her fear of an incurable disease and about her evening with Tom Cruise and Karl Lagerfeld.Barbara Seché - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Rolf Miller - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man with dark hairs smiling; linked to Laughing and humor are his profession. Probably that is why Rolf Miller can identify so well with the Circus Sonnenstich. The cabaret artist is the honorary patron of this group of artists, which is constituted of acrobats with Down’s syndrome. On REHACARE.de he talks about his liking of minigolf and his urge to take pictures of everything.Rolf Miller - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids

Telephones for elderly people, infuse-aids, prostheses – these and many other auxiliary means facilitate the life of many people, both in professional and private life. Often they have to be individually made or adapted depending on the type of disability and the personal needs. In our Topic of the Month July you learn more about “Custom Fitted Aids.”July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids - Read more

Raúl Krauthausen - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man in wheelchair with glasses and cap; linked to He wants to improve the situation of disabled people and tries to make a contribution with the association “Sozialhelden”. On REHACARE.de Raúl Krauthausen talks about his brittle bone disease and about the fact that he is fed up about authorities who do not work on solutions for the disabled.Raúl Krauthausen - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Andreas Gruner - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man with a Guitar and a Microphone; linked to Being happy and healthy for a lifetime, that is what the health politician and hobby musician Andreas Gruner is wishing for, who would like to record his own CD. With REHACARE.de he talked about his traumatic brain injury, making good music and about the bonding psychotherapy.Andreas Gruner - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Renate Günther-Greene - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Blonde woman with short hair and glasses ; linked to The Documentary filmmaker Renate Günther-Green would like to be once just lazy. With REHACARE.de she talked about that she is fed up about the European Stability Mechanism, about her fear of a serious illness and about her admiration for her mother.Renate Günther-Greene - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Kyle Maynard - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Kyle Maynard in front of the Kilimanjaro ; linked to Live life to the fullest - that is what the motivational speaker Kyle Maynard wants. With REHACARE.de the American talked about his dream to serve the Army, his experiences on Mt. Kilimanjaro and about the fact that his parents never let his disability control his life.Kyle Maynard - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?

One year ago the so-called “Bufdis” displaced the “Zivis” in Germany. REHACARE.de enquired: Has the Federal Volunteer Service established its self and can it substitute the Civilian Service? The opinions diverge. Some report about a surprising success and some of a lack of candidates. See for yourself in our Topic of the Month June: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop? - Read more

Angelika Mincke - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Woman with red hair in a white chair ; linked to Angelika Mincke has got humour. Even little things make her laugh. But the happy EU retiree also has a thoughtful side. With REHACARE.de she talked about late realisings, finding ease and a good meatball-replacement.Angelika Mincke - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Conny Wenk - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Blonde woman; link to Her daughter is her muse. Conny Wenk passionately takes pictures of children of any age. Especially people with Down’s syndrome lie at the heart of the photographer and autheress. With REHACARE.de Conny Wenk talked about the “visual defect” of Italians and her wish to become the best grandmother in the world.Conny Wenk - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Ottmar Miles-Paul - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man in a suit and red tie The equality and self-determination of disabled people is the big goal of the commissioner for the disabled. REHACARE.de talked with him about playing „Doppelkopf“, his fear of a crisis in Germany and about how all people can live well and happily.Ottmar Miles-Paul - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Bobby Brederlow - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Bobby Brederlow He received an order of merit, won a Golden Camera and even a Bambi. Bobby Brederlow is an actor with Down's syndrome. Besides acting he does a lot for children and teenagers with disability. On REHACARE.de he talked about his enthusiasm for painting and his desire of having his own horse.Bobby Brederlow - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Heinrich Schrand - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Heinrich Schrand Donors for bone marrow are few and far between. This is what Heinrich Schrand knows very well. He supports the German organisation for bone marrow donors. REHACARE.de talked to the caregiver about motorbikes, crème brulée and lucky wedding anniveraries. Heinrich Schrand - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair

Climbing mountains, crossing oceans, getting to know exotic animals and different cultures or going houseboating on the German river Havel – who would not like to experience such exciting adventures? Almost everybody! Also for people with physical handicaps the world is opened up. In our Topic of the Month May we show you enterprising people and their Adventures in the Wheelchair.May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair - Read more

Harry Wijnvoord - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man with beard smiling In the nineties he distributed smaller as well as higher prices in the popular TV show "The Price is Right". Today, Harry Wijnvoord is involved in the Children's Aid Society Royal Fishing for slow learners and excluded children. On REHACARE.de the enthusiastic angler also talks about his meeting with Queen Beatrix and numerous trips in the camper.Harry Wijnvoord - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ambient Assisted-Living Technology Supports Active Ageing

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[16/04/2012] Loneliness from being disconnected from friends and family, fears about health and safety and worries about security are some of the many burdens of old age. European Union-funded researchers are proving how technology can alleviate the problems.Ambient Assisted-Living Technology Supports Active Ageing - Read more

April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

„Just speak up!“ This is not easy to do for everyone. Especially if you cannot speak. Therefore, REHACARE.de deals with facilities of auxiliary means for communication. Read more in the Topic of the Month April: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Read more

Smartphone Training Helps People with Memory Impairment

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[13/02/2012] A smartphone training program, theory-driven and specifically designed for individuals with memory impairment, can result in "robust" improvements in day-to-day functioning, and boost independence and confidence levels.Smartphone Training Helps People with Memory Impairment - Read more

Adolescents with Autism Spend Free Time Using Screen-Based Media

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[10/02/2012] Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) tend to be fascinated by screen-based technology. A new study by a University of Missouri researcher found that adolescents with autism spend the majority of their free time using non-social media.Adolescents with Autism Spend Free Time Using Screen-Based Media - Read more

Carrier at the Cemetery: A Different Kind of Inclusion

In the fields of gastronomy or the landscaping there are numerous integration companies. Why not at a cemetery, as well? This is what the city government of the German town Worms thought and started the successful project „Integration at the cemeteries of Worms“.Carrier at the Cemetery: A Different Kind of Inclusion - Read more

Planned Actions Improve the Way We Process Information

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[30/01/2012] Researchers of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have shown that using a grabbing action with our hands can help our processing of visual information.Planned Actions Improve the Way We Process Information - Read more

Training Peers Improves Social Outcomes for Kids with ASD

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[04/01/2012] According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, a shift away from more commonly used interventions that focus on training children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) directly may provide greater social benefits for children with ASD.Training Peers Improves Social Outcomes for Kids with ASD - Read more

Autism: Children Benefit from Early, Intensive Therapy

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[02/01/2012] Researchers of the University of Missouri found that children who receive more intensive therapy to combat social-communication impairments, especially at early ages, achieve the best outcomes. Autism: Children Benefit from Early, Intensive Therapy - Read more

New Swimming Classification Programme Launched

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[02/01/2012] International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming and its education partner, the IPC Academy launched an online programme designed to be the first step on a pathway for anyone considering becoming a Classifier in the sport.New Swimming Classification Programme Launched - Read more

Fighting at Many Fronts

If on a battlefield the opponents attack from all sides, the fight seems hopeless. Like this battle a mother has been fighting for her multi-handicapped daughter for many years. However, she will certainly not give up! Fighting at Many Fronts - Read more

Experts Challenge Government on Special Needs Reforms

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[30/11/2011] Academics, activists, young people, parents and carers will debate government plans to involve parents in the assessment process and introduce a legal right to give them control over funding for their child's support.Experts Challenge Government on Special Needs Reforms - Read more

Digital Worlds Can Help Autistic Children to Develop Social Skills

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[28/10/2011] The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).Digital Worlds Can Help Autistic Children to Develop Social Skills - Read more

Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns

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[08/08/2011] Autism is a mysterious developmental disease because it often leaves complex abilities intact while impairing seemingly elementary ones. For example, it is well documented that autistic children often have difficulty correctly using pronouns, sometimes referring to themselves as "you" instead of "I."Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns - Read more

Better Communication Needed between Caregivers and their Relatives with Dementia

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[05/08/2011] Caregivers and their relatives who suffer from mild to moderate dementia often have different perceptions regarding the amount and quality of care given and received.Better Communication Needed between Caregivers and their Relatives with Dementia - Read more

Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike

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[18/07/2011] The "WiMi-Care" project has explored ways in which the robot assistant "Care-O-bot" developed at Fraunhofer IPA can be used to serve drinks to residents at an old people's home and additionally to act as an entertainment platform.Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike - Read more

Developing Touch Apps for Autism

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[11/07/2011] Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism have joined HP's "Hacking Autism" initiative, which seeks new ideas for touch technology applications beneficial to people with autism. Developing Touch Apps for Autism - Read more

Under-Developed Countries: Mobile Phones May Improve Diabetes Management

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[20/05/2011] A new study suggests that mobile phones could help low-income patients across the globe manage diabetes and other chronic diseases.Under-Developed Countries: Mobile Phones May Improve Diabetes Management - Read more

Higher Levels of Social Activity Decrease the Risk of Cognitive Decline

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[02/05/2011] According to a new study, frequent social activity may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline in old age. If you want to keep your brain healthy, it turns out that visiting friends, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles.Higher Levels of Social Activity Decrease the Risk of Cognitive Decline - Read more

Communications Challenges: New Mobile App Gives a Voice

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[11/04/2011] MyVoice, a mobile app and server system that operates on iPhone and Android devices, gives users with aphasia, autism, and other conditions that affect speech ability a voice by simply tapping words and pictures on a screen. Communications Challenges: New Mobile App Gives a Voice - Read more

Leisure Activities Improve Communication, Social Skills in Autistic Adults

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[04/03/2011] Free time is not always a fun time for people with autism. Giving them the power to choose their own leisure activities during free time, however, can boost their enjoyment, as well as improve communication and social skills.Leisure Activities Improve Communication, Social Skills in Autistic Adults - Read more

Making ADHD Teens Better Drivers

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[26/01/2011] A University at Buffalo (UB) researcher's work with a state-of-the-art driving simulator is making better drivers among those considered to be the most risky motorists on the road: teens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).Making ADHD Teens Better Drivers - Read more

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