Disaboom: Website for People with Disabilities
Disaboom.com is a new - just launched- website targeting the 650 million adults who live with disabilities around the world. 54 million disabled people live in the US. It's mission is to be a resource for the disabled, their caregivers, families, employers and providers. Glen House, MD, himself a C7 tetraplegic, is the founder of the website. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation at Penrose Hospital. He was addicted to adventure, risk and thrill - an extreme skier who fractured his neck when a college student skiing in Utah. That didn't stop him from finishing college, going to medical school and going on to another risky venture - an internet start-up.
The product has been in the works for 4 years. CEO J.W. Roth has helped grow other start-ups. Disability is a scary word to a lot of people - a lot of us don't know how to act or what to say around people who are disabled. People with disabilities are just like the rest of us. Disaboom.com is a community to help people flourish and live fully after suffering a disabling injury or illness. It is based on social networking with content written by the top folks in the industry. It takes people beyond what the health professionals in rehabilitation centers provide
and take the disabled to the next level. Disaboom.com wants to help decrease the stigma of disability.
Disaboom.com is striving to be the biggest job portal for people with disabilities and a conduit for adjusting to job change due to disabilities - including disabilities due to aging. Veterans and wounded warriors - check out Disaboom.com.
They recently acquired Lovebyrd.com, a dating community and friendship network for singles with disabilities, founded in 2002. What to do with your date? Disaboom.com has a Reviews section where both food and accessibility are reviewed. Disaboomers can write blogs and post messages and bios about themselves. This is an exciting new site for people with disabilities and those who care about them.
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