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Support Groups & Associations

The following is a list of associations providing additional support assistance to individuals of all ages with various medical disabilities.   This list respresents the most ask for resources and is not a complete list.  

 

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Variety enables children with disabilities to live life to the fullest and to have opportunities to discover the possibilities for their own lives.

Variety's signature program is its "My Bike" Program, which provides adaptive bikes individually customized to eligible children with disabilities. Parents have repeatedly told us that these bikes are creating extraordinary impact - and giving children the joy, freedom, and belonging that come with a bike. 

BLACKBURN'S is a proud supporter of the "My Bike" Program from the initial kick-off in Pittsburgh.   To learn more about Variety and the “My Bike” Program, visit http://www.varietypittsburgh.org

 

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people who give generously.

BLACKBURN'S is a proud supporter of MDA in Western Pennsylania.   To learn more visit http://www.mda.org.

 

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Easter Seals offers help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities or special needs and their families each year. Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. and through Ability First Australia. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served.    

BLACKBURN'S is a proud supporter of Easter Seals.   To learn more visit http://www.easterseals.com.

 

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A nonprofit, donor-supported organization, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF.  The Foundation funds lifesaving research and works to provide access to quality, specialized care and effective treatments for people with CF.

Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Through its efforts, the life expectancy of a child with CF has doubled in the last 30 years, and research to find a cure is more promising than ever before.

To learn more visit http://www.cff.org.

 

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Spina Bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings...
For more information visit http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org    To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for patients with Spina Bifida download Blackburns_Spina_Bifida_2015.pdf

 

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, is a nervous system (neurological) disease that causes muscle weakness and impacts physical function...
For more information visit http://www.alsa.org. To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for patients with ALS download download Blackburns_ALS_2015.pdf

 

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), an acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. A TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue...
For more information visit http://www.biausa.org   To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for brain injury patients download download Blackburns_Brain_Injury_2015.pdf 

 

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term used to describe a group of disorders that affects movement due to damage to the developing brain. CP usually develops by age 2 or 3 and does not continue to worsen throughout life...
For more information visit http://www.ucp.org  To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for patients with Cerebral palsy download  Blackburns_Cerebral__Palsy_2015.pdf

 

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A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off for a period of time. When this happens, brain cells do not receive oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost...
For more information visit http://www.stroke.org  To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for stoke patients download Blackburns_Stroke_2015.pdf

 

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The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back. It carries signals back and forth between the body and the brain. A spinal cord injury interrupts these signals. Spinal cord injuries can occur after an accident that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae...
For more information visit http://www.spinalcord.org   To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for patients with spinal cord injuries download Blackburns_Spinal_Cord_2015.pdf

 

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerves. Myelin damage disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Ultimately, the nerves themselves may deteriorate, a process that is currently irreversible...
For more information visit http://www.nationalMSsociety.org  To learn more about BLACKBURN'S clinical-based services available for patients with MS download Blackburns_Muiltiple_Sclerosis_2015.pdf

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The section contains a library of resource information on BLACKBURN'S products, services, insurance coverage and industry news.  If you are unable to locate information in our Resource Center, please contact us directly at 800-472-2440 for assistance.

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Prospera - Advanced Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Abbott Enteral Feeding Pumps & Sets Discontinued; Contraindicated Conditions for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
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BLACKBURN'S Introduces Home Ventilator Program; Ms.Wheelchair America shares story; Update on Competitive Bidding Round 2
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Medical Assistance (MA) Exceptional Durable Medical Equipment Grant (for long-term & skilled facilities); Accessibility and Safety Aids for the Home and Vehicle; Helpful TIP: Manual Wheelchair Wheel Lock Maintenance
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Wound Care Management Just Got Easier...with Blackburn's and QuickRound (Specifically for Skilled and Long-Term Care Facilities; Blackburn's On-Line Product Catalog; New Product: Drive Duet Rollator/Transport Chair
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Blackburn's celebrates 75 years and still growing; Competitive Bidding Summit Held in Pittsburgh; Diabetic Footwear @ Blackburns; Oxygen Patient Enjoys Trip to Hawaii
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What healthcare professionals need to know before ordering power mobility devices; Power Mobility Device (PMD) Documentation; Blackburn's acquires Dove Medical Supplies
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Air Fluidized Bed Therapy @ BLACKBURN'S; Understanding Ostomy Appliances.
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Feature article: "CMS POSTPONES PECOS TO JANUARY 3, 2011"
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Medicare Competitive Bidding Countdown Continues; In-service opportunities for your staff; Blackburn's approved provider for PDA Waiver Programs
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Featured article: "Healthcare in America is Changing" Competitive Bidding Program starts January 1, 2011
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Featured article: "Challenge and Change for 2009"
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Feature article: The Future of Healthcare in America?
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Feature article: "Flawed Medicare Policy Resurfaces"
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Featured articles: Medicare Competitive Bidding Here to Stay?
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