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Third-Grader with Cerebral Palsy Dances in the Nutcracker
A third-grader with cerebral palsy dances in the classic holiday ballet, "The Nutcracker," with the Joffrey Ballet at the famed Kennedy Center in Washington.
To watch the video clip of this story as it appeared on Good Morning America, go to http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6447417
Sonoran UCEDD Launches New Online Health & Wellness Resource Center
This website was created to make it easier to find useful health and wellness information on the internet for individuals with developmental disabilities and caregivers. Topics include general health, nutrition, exercise, oral health, mental health, sexuality and relationships, and more.
My Father, My Brother and Me, Frontline PBS documentary series on living with Parkinson's, February 3, 2008
This story revolves around journalist Dave Iverson, who in 2004, received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinson's disease. Iverson sets off on a personal journey to explore the scientific, ethical, and political debate that surrounds Parkinson's. Iverson talks to scientists on the cutting edge of new cures and therapies for Parkinson's and other major neurological conditions as well as intimate conversations with fellow Parkinson's sufferers. Toward the end of the film, Iverson finds a new source of hope in a very unlikely place: new research that indicates that regular exercise may help delay or slow down the progression of Parkinson's. Says one leading researcher: "It's not at all hard for me to imagine that the results of a properly designed exercise program are going to be more effective than many of the medications and surgeries we have now."
Viewers can also participate in a live online chat with Dave Iverson after the broadcast where they can talk about their experiences with the disease.
For more information, including an embeddable video on Parkinson's and exercise, go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/parkinsons/ .