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A Wheel-Life Dad

Parenting With A Disability December 26, 2023, marks three years of being a Dad! I have learned so much more about myself, our daughter, and how I view the world in just these first few years. As we leap into 2024, I would like to share some of the challenges, triumphs and wisdom I have… Continue reading A Wheel-Life Dad

Aaron Baker
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Adaptive Clothing For EveryBODY!

Fashion Forward Fashion is in a constant state of change – trends, classic pieces, and risky moments! Recently, we have seen brands expanding their size ranges, as well as functionality. These latest accommodations have made it more inclusive in the market for people of all abilities to shop and be stylish!   Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive:… Continue reading Adaptive Clothing For EveryBODY!

Aaron Baker
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Adaptive Gaming: A Level Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field Through Virtual Reality I am now old enough to have played most of the original home video game consoles like Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Play Station and Xbox – all of which brought great joy and entertainment to me as a young boy. Little did I know that the virtual world… Continue reading Adaptive Gaming: A Level Playing Field

Aaron Baker

How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

Embracing diversity in all its forms enriches the workplace, innovation, and a culture of understanding. By implementing inclusive policies, organizations can create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute.

Aaron Baker
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Rehab Factsheet: Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Center

When the insurance well dried up, my family and I were left asking, “where to next”? We had just started seeing progress being made with my physical and occupational therapists. This was not the time to slow down or stop! My mom searched the globe for alternative places to continue my rehab, but in 1999,… Continue reading Rehab Factsheet: Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Center

Aaron Baker
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Spinal Cord Injury 101

Understanding The Basics Of SCI A spinal cord injury has an immense impact on your life, and those around you. While learning how to manage your new body, you are being fed through a fire hose with new terms and diagnosis of how you present. What do they all mean? Where do you fall? Understanding… Continue reading Spinal Cord Injury 101

Aaron Baker
8 tips for creating an accessible home

8 Tips For Creating an Accessible Home

Accessible Abode When I was discharged from the hospital in 1999, we had no where to call “home”. I had been living with the race team prior to my accident, my mother owned a ranch in Oklahoma and my dad was in Arizona. We had created a beautiful bubble in my hospital room which I… Continue reading 8 Tips For Creating an Accessible Home

Aaron Baker
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Legal and Financial Tips for Life with SCI

Seven Tips to Empower Your Decision-Making When I was injured with a spinal cord injury at the age of 21, I was financially irresponsible. I was an athlete using my parent’s gas card for grocery shopping and race gas. I had no thoughts of the future, or planning for the what-ifs. Now having an injury,… Continue reading Legal and Financial Tips for Life with SCI

Aaron Baker
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

“Is that a space pod… In your office kitchen?” “Where’s Aaron?” “He’s in the kitchen taking a nap.” These were some typical daily questions asked during my Paralympic cycling journey in 2012. I was napping, sleeping, eating and doing work in a personal hyperbaric chamber. I had learned about this oblong contraption from my olympic… Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker Triumph Over Injury

2 Athletes Triumph Over Injury, Aiming To Find A Cure

This weekend Aaron Baker was at it, just like he always is, almost 24/7. During a stop at the Open Book bookstore in Tampa, Baker was there to sign copies of The Rebellious Recovery, in which Baker wrote about his experiences and his overall approach to life. Baker, 44, is widely known as a motivational… Continue reading 2 Athletes Triumph Over Injury, Aiming To Find A Cure

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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