Posts by Courtney Cooper

Running on Speed

Catarina Guimaraes talks about life with cerebral palsy, being a student athlete, her journey to IWAS and her love of going fast.   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 10:08am Catarina Guimaraes has a serious need for speed. The 14-year-old loves to go fast, whether its running, riding or even talking. She’s always […]

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What is the Club Throw?

There’s more to field than the discus, shot put and javelin.   Online Exclusive posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 – 10:39am   For athletes with a very high level injury, it’s difficult to get a good grasp on objects such as the discus or shot put. Fortunately, there is another option for a throwing event, […]

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Major Brand Takes on Adaptive Clothing

Tommy Hilfiger launched a new line of adaptive clothing this month for people of all ages with disabilities.   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 2:38pm Buttons, zippers and tight-fitting necklines can be a hassle for anyone trying to get dressed, especially if that person has a physical disability. Having to button or […]

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30 Years of USQRA

The USQRA has been active since 1988, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 6:52pm Since 1988, the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) has been giving people with disabilities around the nation the opportunity to compete in one of the most intense sports, wheelchair rugby. Wheelchair […]

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Airbnb Improves Search Filters

Airbnb added new search filters to accommodate individuals with disabilities.   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 2:02pm A disability doesn’t stop people from traveling and enjoying their life. Many individuals with disabilities travel all over the world, despite possibly facing challenges while flying, lodging or other accessibility issues. Airbnb has become wildly […]

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Emoji Characters for All Disabilities

Apple has proposed a new set of emoji that will represent individuals with disabilities.   Online Exclusive posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 11:03am Emojis have quickly taken over the digital world. They are in every text, every social media platform and even made into home décor, such as throw pillows and wall hangings. As […]

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Meet Team USA – Joy Rondeau

Paralympic Nordic Skier, Joy Rondeau, talks about growing up with a disability, how she got into skiing and how she trained for the 2018 Paralympics. Online Exclusive posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 1:54pm   Joy Rondeau made her Paralympic debut on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang. The Granby, Colo. native was born with Hereditary […]

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Medal Count for Team USA

Team USA is on fire at the 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang.   Online Exclusive posted Monday, March 12, 2018 – 1:48pm The 2018 Paralympics started three days ago, and team USA is earning medals left and right. They currently have the most medals with a total of 15, ranging from gold to bronze. Here is a breakdown […]

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A Side We’ve Never Seen

Katherine Beattie talks growing up with a disability, working behind the scenes of a major television show and getting girls to love action sports.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 9:22am Katherine Beattie is no stranger to Sports ‘N Spokes. In 2015, Beattie became the first woman to land a backflip in wheelchair […]

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Meet Team USA – Andrew Kurka

Andrew Kurka talks about second chances, his love of skiing and his goals for PyeongChang.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 3:08pm Andrew Kurka has always been a devoted athlete. Growing up he was a six-time wrestling champion in Alaska, his home state. Living in Alaska made him active not only in […]

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