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Program adapts motorized toy cars for children with disabilities

Toy companies do not always design their products with disabled children in mind. For example, no motorized cars on the market currently can be driven around by children living with significant physical challenges.

Examples of illnesses that qualify for SSD benefits

Whether you develop a chronic illness from environmental exposure, or a genetic condition grows worse, or just general aging, the condition could overwhelm you and bring you to the point of disability. The Social Security Administration recognizes many chronic, debilitating and terminal illnesses as causing disability. People with a qualifying condition who can no longer work may be able to receive Social Security Disability payments, depending on their work history.

Slipped disk in the spine can force you to stop working

Anyone who has ever suffered a back injury knows how painful and incapacitating it can be. If the injury is serious enough, it can also limit your ability to do your job. It may even get to the point where you must stop working and go on Social Security Disability benefits, at least for a while.

Those with Down syndrome living longer, developing Alzheimer's

Decades ago, people with Down syndrome and their families rarely had to deal with neurological illnesses normally associated with old age, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Though it is grim to say so, the fact was that few with this intellectual disability lived long enough to face dementia.

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