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Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

Photo: Guinea pig on a child's lap [22/05/2015] When animals are present, children with autism have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. Companion animals – like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in a new study – may prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with ASDs improve their social skills and interactions with other people.Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism - Read more

Kathi Kahrstedt - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Kathi Kahrstedt; linked to Kathi Kahrstedt is aiming high: With her orthesis she wants to walk 280 kilometers. This way she wants to show that you should not let yourself get knocked down by several diagnoses – and that you can achieve a lot also with a disability. On REHACARE.com she also tells us what her first actions as the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled would be.Kathi Kahrstedt - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Verena Freund - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Verena Freund; linked to Colorful and diverse – that’s how most children think our world looks like. So how do they draw encounters between people with and without disabilities? This is something Verena Freund wants to find out with her painting competition dealing with the topic inclusion. What kind of obstacles she had to face until now and what especially her family taught her, she told us on REHACARE.com.Verena Freund - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Daniela Herrmann - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Daniela Herrmann; linked to No barriers, no limits – that would be perfect for Daniela Herrmann. For this way she could live her dreams just like that. But until then she gives of herself to rush of carousel rides, dreams of New York and asks herself on REHACARE.com, why inclusion takes such a long time.Daniela Herrmann - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Birte Müller - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Birte Müller; linked to A disability is not a stroke of fate. Birte Müller looks at it this way and she wants other people to accept this too. She also does not want people to be pitied for their disability. REHACARE.de talked with the mother of two children and children’s book author about dolphin therapy and what she would enact in a very special government position.Birte Müller - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Janis McDavid - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Janis McDavid; linked to For Janis McDavid a self-determined life is very important. Although until now, it is not possible for him to fly in a wheelchair, his freedom and mobility are near and dear to him. What kind of wishes and visions he also has and which basic questions he wants to be answered, he tells us on REHACARE.com.Janis McDavid - That's How He Rolls - Read more

DJ Black Wheelchair - That's How He Rolls

Photo: DJ Black Wheelchair; linked to Accepting that everybody is different and more justice in our society – that is DJ Black Wheelchair’s wish for people with disabilities. In order to change the pictures in the heads of the people at least a bit, he works as a DJ among other things. How much music really influences his life, he tells us on REHACARE.de.DJ Black Wheelchair - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Katja Alekseev - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Katja Alekseev; linked to Love is the best thing in the world for Katja Alekseev. But concerning people with disabilities and love and sexuality there are still a lot of barriers in the heads of people. That’s why she does not only want to talk about them, but also get rid of them. How she wants to do this and to what extent the love life of the young women in love is limited, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Katja Alekseev - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Thomas Mitterhuber - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Thomas Mitterhuber; linked to He really likes language and communication: Thomas Mitterhuber does not only work passionately as a journalist, he also loves sign language. How he as a deaf person thinks about a controversial rap by a German TV show host and what he asks himself regarding the future of sign language, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Thomas Mitterhuber - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago

Photo: Elderly happy man playing cards [27/03/2015] Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin, including the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago - Read more

 
 

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