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My career story taken to the radio

My career story taken to the radio

13/02/2018

My name is Paul Amadeus Lane and I am the current Bureau chief at ABC news radio in addition to being the host. Over time, I have interviewed many prominent people (from Dr. Maya Angelou to Jerome Bettis, the great American football player), covered major events, been an Abilities Expo ambassador and event moderator. To say the truth, I have had the time of my life.

Never should you let the fear of the unknown bar you from doing great things!

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Wheelchair tennis in major competitions

Wheelchair tennis in major competitions

06/02/2018

We need to go back to the year 1976 to find the first mention of wheelchair tennis, when Brad Parks - a freestyle skier who became a paraplegic after a skiing accident - and his rehabilitation partner began to look into the possibility of adapting tennis to his disability.

Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports. Its adapted format differs mainly with specially designed wheelchairs (sometimes manual and sometimes powered), as well as the ball being allowed to bounce twice.

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Assistance dogs for people with disabilities

Assistance dogs for people with disabilities

16/01/2018

Dogs can be trained to assist people with disabilities, helping their owners in their daily lives to become much more than just pets. In many cases they can help them overcome physical and psychological problems as well as providing faithful companionship.

Assistance dogs serve to help people overcome the limitations that may be imposed on them by a particular disability or by the challenges of navigating around their environment. In theory, anyone with a physical or mental condition that substantially hinders their ability to lead a fully independent life can adopt one of these assistance animals.

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