disabilities

Businesses Put on Sled Hockey Gear for a Cause

Hope Inc. has raised over $40,000 so far

FARGO, N.D. — Employees around the metro are putting on their sled hockey gear for a cause. Hope Inc. is an organization with 20 adaptive sports and recreation programs for kids and adults with mobility challenges. They’re having a sled hockey fundraiser to support the families who use their programs to keep fees low. Over $40,000 has been raised so far….

Jumping for Joy Video Goes Viral; Watch 4-Year-Old Wyatt Reach New Heights in His Wheelchair

And that video she's mentioning has been seen by more than four million people!

FARGO, N.D. — Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and found an awesome viral video? You’ll be excited to know the next one you see comes right from Fargo. “This video has just been, it’s been incredible,” said Kim Pladson, the Executive Director at TNT Fitness in Fargo. And that video she’s mentioning has been seen by more than…

Fargo Woman Challenges People to Look Beyond Disabilities, Creates Commercial for Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook follows a select few on Twitter including 32-year-old Sady Paulson

FARGO, N.D. — We live in a world where people are constantly exceeding limitations and expectations. One Fargo woman is not only an example of that, but she’s now challenging everyone to view people who have disabilities from a different lens. Sometimes it’s having the right tool that makes all the difference. But as a child, Sady Paulson not only struggled…

Freeze-A-Thon Raises Money for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center.

FARGO, N.D. — It may be freezing outside, but some NDSU students are bundling up and facing the temperatures for children with developmental disabilities. The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center. During their annual Freeze–A–Thon, we asked them what drivers say when they see students out…

People with Disabilities Want Residents, Businesses to Clear Icy Sidewalks

One group calls on residents and businesses to diligently remove snow from public surfaces

FARGO, N.D. — People with disabilities across the metro are having a tougher time getting from place to place in the winter. For Carey McWilliams, walking down the street during the winter could be a challenge. “Snow is kind of the blind person’s fog, it gets rid of any lines to the ground you might have that you can navigate from….

Erasing the Stigma: One of a Kind Doll for Kids with Disabilities

"They get to a point and realize they're different and they don't have toys that match their abilities and they wonder where do they fit in? Where do they fit in?"

FARGO, N.D. — For parents who have children with disabilities, walking up and down the isles to pick out holiday gifts isn’t always the easiest thing. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen takes us across sea’s to show us how one company is changing the game for families around the world. “They get to a point and realize they’re different and they don’t…

NDSU Students Help TNT Fitness Get Athletes Pumped for FargoMania

People were invited to stop by the Memorial Union to grab some markers and make motivation signs to root on those competing

FARGO, N.D. — Ahead of FargoMania this weekend, NDSU students are helping TNT Fitness make posters for the athletes. People were invited to stop by the Memorial Union to grab some markers and make motivation signs to root on those competing. FargoMania is an adapted fitness competition for those with disabilities or special needs. It gives these athletes a chance…

Moorhead’s Anne Carlsen Center is Minnesota’s First

There are seven in North Dakota

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota has its very first Anne Carlsen Center. The center is a non–profit providing services to those with developmental disabilities. It specializes in a number of therapies for kids with disabilities from speech and language therapy to occupational and mental health services. Even though the Moorhead location is brand new, their phones are already ringing off the hook….

Team CCRI Takes on the Fargo Marathon 5K

The team has about 200 people, and they've been doing the marathon for nine years

FARGO, N.D. — Team CCRI took on the Fargo Marathon 5K. CCRI, or Creative Care for Reaching Independence, is a non–profit that helps people with disabilities. The team had about 200 hundred people take part in the race, and this is the ninth year they’ve been doing it. Some participants have done it all nine years, or as Shena Holtgrewe describes…

Farm in the Dell Puts on Sixth Annual Spring “Friendraiser”

Last year, the organization was able to employ seven people with disabilities

  FARGO, N.D. — Some board members from Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley say it’s not always easy for a person with a disability to get employed. “There’s so much cost in providing work opportunities that fit their abilities. Most of them will need a job coach or some type of supervision and that just takes a…