Welcome to the Volunteer Corner!
Missing you all is an understatement and we can't wait until everyone can make their way back to the barn and farm!
In the meantime, we have put together a few informational and fun facts to help educate you and as well as keep you entertained. You are all welcome to check out the “Rider's Corner” too.
For more information regarding anything posted in the “Volunteers Corner”
contact Debi Houliares at firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of the Week
Current Volunteer Orientation Video:
Specifically for those coming back for Horse Handler's and Leaders
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Did You Know?
What is a disability?
A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions).
What disability is most common?
According to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults. With age, disability becomes more common, affecting approximately 2 in 5 adults age 65 and older. The most common type of disability in younger adults is a cognitive disability.
What is the largest category of students with disabilities?
Specific Learning Disabilities Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) is by far the largest category of disability within the Individuals for Disabilities Education Act. Nearly half of all disabled children are labeled in the category of SLD.
Some examples of common disabilities you may find at EquiCenter are:
Deaf or hard of hearing
Mental health conditions
Acquired brain injury
Autism spectrum disorder
Disability Impacts All Of Us
61 million adults in the United States live with a disability
Check out this infographic from the CDC by clicking the button below:
Disabilities We Serve
Including but not limited to:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Autonomic Dysreflexi (Spinal Cord Injury)
Behavior and Psychosocial Problems
Brain Injury (BI)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Epilepsy, Seizure Disorders
Fibromyalgia, Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myopathy/Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Neuromuscular Disorders/Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Behavior Disorders)
PTS (Post Traumatic Stress)
Sensory Integrative Disorder (SID)
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Disability Of The Week: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes the body's immune system to attack the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS includes the brain and the spinal cord.
Nerve cells in the CNS communicate with each other by way of axons (which work like wires connecting one nerve cell to the next). Axons have a protective coating around them called myelin.
MS causes the immune system to "attack" the myelin, creating damaging lesions within the CNS. This damage keeps the nerve cells from communicating as they are meant to. Therefore, the CNS can't function properly.
Past Disabilities Of The Week: