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Disabilities - Daniel J. Vance

  • Secondary Conditions Worsen Disability
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    A person with a disability often has more to deal with than just his or her disability. According to a study in an American Journal of Public Health and involving 2075 respondents

  • Legless Man Considers Himself Lucky
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    When I first interviewed John Tartaglio years ago, he had just been on The Opray Winfrey Show. He went on to appear on her show two more times. Soon, he will appear on the Fox News show Hannity as the first person

  • Do You Know Someone with PTSD?
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    From statements heard over the last decade in public, I believe I'm safe in saying a majority of Americans, if asked, would say posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects mostly men that served in the military under life-threatening conditions.Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Mom Loves Son With Asperger's
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    Asperger's syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism. Kelli Ra Anderson of St. Charles, Illinois, has two boys with Asperger's syndrome, ages 18 and 16.

  • Parkinson's and Stroke Survivor Helps Others
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    In 1973, Renee Le Verrier was a 12-year-old girl playing with neighborhood friends. "Then the next thing I knew, I was on the neighbor's driveway on my back and couldn't get up,"

  • Knee Injury Causes Disability
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    In 2007, Steve Ware tore the meniscus in his knee, and late last year tore it again. The meniscus is a cartilage disk that

  • Bacterial Meningitis Can Be Prevented
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    The morning of February 24, 2004, was one Bob Werner would rather forget. It began when his 20-year-old, college student daughter wasn't feeling well.

  • Killingsworth Hopeful for MCS Cure
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    Scott Killingsworth's experience with disability began in 1998 as a 27-year-old graduate assistant at Georgia Tech studying industrial organizational psychology.

  • Christian Denomination Has 625 Disability Advocates
    Daniel J .Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    Mark Stephenson's daughter Nicole was born 25 years ago with severe multiple disabilities, including eye and brain damage, and cerebral palsy.

  • Peter Kellett and Trisomy 18: Part One
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    You can hear pain in Mary Kellett. Her 6-year-old son died in 2011. Yet the fact Peter died may not be as painful as the way.

  • A personal experience with PTSD
    Daniel J Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    Since 1966, I have lived with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And, after all these years, I now have learned firsthand the difficult decision many people with mental illness face

  • Spina Bifida - Abigail Vance
    Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC
    My 12-year-old daughter, who was born with a permanent disability, is one reason I write this column. For this week only, I've decided to let her take over my job of writing. So here is what she has to say in my place.