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Hi There, I'm Camile Araujo

Hi There, I’m Camile Araujo

Hi there, I’m Camile Araujo and this is my blog, Changing Gears. In order for you to have even the slightest interest in my blog, I guess it is only fair I tell you a bit about myself. I have been figuring things out since 1976. I am proud to say I have been around […]

At Work, Are You Just One of the Workers — or 'Special'?

At Work, Are You Just One of the Workers — or ‘Special’?

For most of us, work is the key to independence and self-worth. Our jobs get us out of bed every day allowing us to share our skills and talents. From 9 to 5, we’d like to believe we’re just one of many workers getting paid to be productive. Or, are we fooling ourselves? The syndicated […]

"Jimmy Wheelz" Kid's Book Created by Tony Torres

“Jimmy Wheelz” Kid’s Book Created by Tony Torres

Have you caught Jimmy Wheelz yet? He’s the star of a website, blog, animations and an illustrated book that’s scheduled to be released this summer. He’s also a young boy with spina bifida, modeled after his creator, WCMX rider and blogger Tony Torres. Jimmy is adorable. He reminds me of Bobby from Bobby’s World (awesome […]

Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

Although the roles for disabled actors in television and film are starting to appear here and there, the media still has a long way to go — it is still rare when they get it right. Too often, the industry falls back on tired, stereotypical portrayals of “inspiration,” “overcoming the odds,” “angry, bitter villain” or […]

'Embedded Arts' Infuses Art Into PT, OT

‘Embedded Arts’ Infuses Art Into PT, OT

A biofeedback machine with an artistic side. Yes, that’s the inherent beauty of Embedded Arts, an interactive artistic element added to rehab that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Invented by researchers and therapists at Ohio State University, Embedded Arts gives people an entirely new way to experience their physical rehab session, and is perfect […]

"Wings for Life World Run" Dedicated to SCI Research

“Wings for Life World Run” Dedicated to SCI Research

On May 4th, 2014, the Wings for Life World Run  is set to take place, but it’s not your ordinary run or marathon by far. It Is a simultaneous world run taking place in 35 different locations around the world. The Wings for Life World Run, sponsored by Red Bull, is the first of its […]

What If We Were Treated Exactly the Same?

What If We Were Treated Exactly the Same?

I had a deep thought the other night while lying in bed. What if in spite of my disability, I had been treated exactly the same as everybody else throughout my years of my being paralyzed? Would my journey have been as hard? I’m talking about an alternative Alice in Wonderland-type World where peers never […]

Can a Doctor Refuse Treatment?

Can a Doctor Refuse Treatment?

What happens if a doctor refuses to treat you? That happened to a friend, a wheelchair user with osteogenesis imperfecta (or brittle bone disease).  My friend, like others with OI, has had countless bone fractures.  Recently, she broke her arm as she was reaching for a pencil while working with a group of young students […]

Wheelchair Dance Movie Musical Chairs on HBO all April

Wheelchair Dance Movie Musical Chairs on HBO all April

There is a lot to love about the wheelchair dance movie, Musical Chairs, which is playing on HBO this whole month. First, it features Push Girl Auti Angel, and here at New Mobility we are die-hard Auti Angel fans. Our pal from Philadelphia, Clark Matthews, also has a cameo in the big dance scene. Second, […]

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

We’ve profiled wheelchair-using comedians before — Megan Gallagher, Zach Anner and the adorable Amy Bruener to name a few — and now we can add Swedish comic Jesper Odelberg to our list. Odelberg hasn’t yet made his big debut in the United States. We’re not quite sure if that’s what he even wants international notoriety, […]