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Remembering a Hero of the Special Olympics

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Timothy P. Shriver

We can never replace Jay Emmett. His devotion to the Special Olympics movement was as big as anyone's in our history.

Joy Resmovits

More Minority Students Should Be In Special Ed, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

For decades, some education leaders and researchers have asserted that school districts often use special education placement as a way to segregate bl...

That Time I Organized a Sex Positive Party for People With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

For once, I won't have to dim the light of my disability, to be seen as desirable. I can let you bask in its glow, and show you what you never knew you'd be missing.

For Individuals With Disabilities, There's No Place(ment) Like Home

Micaela Connery | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

It's the physical space where we greet each day. It's the people who we clock the most hours alongside. It's where we welcome guests, cozy up when we're sick, and retreat at the end of a long week.

Arts Education for Everyone

Tammara Fort | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Tammara Fort

Image used with permission of CAA The College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) is a revolutionary idea. A not-for-profit organization of higher learning that...

Ten Things We Want to Tell You About Disability

Kirsten Brown | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Kirsten Brown

It's a strange thing, I think, that the voice of people living with disabilities is so rarely heard loudly and clearly, and without judgement. It is even more rare, that so many people who do not consider themselves to have a disability, are so unaware of the thoughts and feelings that come with living with one.

How Much Should We Value a Person With Disabilities? A Tribute to Jean Dewar

Debra Ruh | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Society still has a lot of work to do to assure full access and true disability inclusion. Let's always remember Jean Dewar's life and strive to make the world a more inclusive and accessible world for us all.

Watch The Beautiful Moment People With Disabilities Finally Get To Touch The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Fredrika Menezes loves the beach. But she has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, which makes reaching the waves a challenging task. "It's diffi...

Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
John Bridgeland

Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.

David Lohr

Watch The Sweet Moment An Entire Flight Sings Happy Birthday To Girl With Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News

A heartwarming video of an impromptu birthday party for a girl with a disability aboard a Southwest Airlines flight is going viral on social media. ...

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

Inclusive Playground Makes Playtime Magical For Kids Of All Abilities

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News

Playtime is one of the best parts about being a kid. The Magical Bridge Playground has everything a kid could want from a playscape. There are gia...

Am I Really Blind? Adapting to Adaptive Technology

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Belo Cipriani

It isn't just movies contributing to a false perception of disability, but also the lack of disabled faces in popular culture at large. Maybe someday there will be a hip show with a funny, romantic or even slutty disabled protagonist. But, until then, I'll just keep flashing my tech toys around.

I Am More Than My Disability

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Belo Cipriani

When I attend social functions, people focus on my disability. No matter how hard I try to discuss the news or the hottest restaurant, people always revert back to my lack of sight. And at gay parties, people tend to ask more intimate questions.

A Blind Man's Take on Beauty in the Gay Community

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Belo Cipriani

While I have learned to do everything the blind way, I always find myself teaching others how to interact with me -- something I've become better at with time. And, one of the main themes I battle with, especially in the gay community, is the importance of beauty.

Meet the Other Ms. California

Eileen Cronin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Eileen Cronin

We are the rare psychologists who are given the opportunity to speak to other psychologists about the rights of people with physical differences. In the 20 years I have been practicing, I have met few psychologists in wheelchairs.

Man With Severe Disabilities Teaches Us Lesson In Perspective: 'It Could Always Be Worse'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. In a YouTube video he posted on Wednesday, 20-year-old Peter Foster promotes a message of optim...

The Future Looks Bright for Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Joe Entwisle | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

I'm going to be bold and say it: 2015 will be the best year yet for job seekers with disabilities.

Yoga: How We Serve People With Disabilities and Physical Limitations

Rob Schware | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

Instruction is provided for individuals/groups with special needs and people experiencing medical challenges. Char is an author of diversified blogs and a panelist for CureTalks, a medical trends program.

Is Disability In?

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

I look forward to the day when art imitates life and people with disabilities are not portrayed in film only as victims or the heroes, but also as the woman behind the counter, or the best friend, or the love interest. This is the true reality in our world. People with disabilities can be anyone.

Cripping the Curriculum: Looking at Disability in Ontario's New Sexual Health Education Curriculum

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Almost immediately, it highlights the risks of sex for Persons with Disabilities, and how they may not have the social or emotional faculties to understand, appreciate or enjoy the sexual experience.

Man With Quadriplegia Who Flew Solo Around Australia Says He Hasn't Yet 'Reached The Top'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.04.2015 | Good News

An Australian man who has high-level quadriplegia has learned to approach life with an incredible spirit. Dave Jacka was 19 years old when his mot...

Film Workshop Teaches Movie Making to Adults With Developmental Disabilities

HooplaHa | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

Inclusion Films is a vocational program designed to provide adults with developmental disabilities entry-level working experience in film production...

Show Some Respect for Little Recognized Workforce With Great Responsibilities

YAI | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
YAI

I'm a member of a largely invisible workforce in the health care industry. I don't wear a uniform or commute to an impressive office in an elaborate medical complex. I don't have tenure or advanced degrees or a professional suffix after my name.

Benched: Why We All Lose When Kids With Disabilities Are Shut Out of Sports

Lara Stolman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lara Stolman

It's hard enough for a typical child to keep up with the hyper-competitive scene that is youth sports today. But if your child has autism, he or she can barely get into the game from the get go.