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'Real Prettiness' Project Showcases Individuals With Down Syndrome As They Wish To Be Seen

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

Germany-based photographer Dai Lyn Power, aka Linda Dajana Krüger, recently sent us a series of photographs from her stunning new project titled "Rea...

How My Disability Affects Me Professionally

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Although it is becoming more and more acceptable to talk about women's need for flexibility in the workplace, disability is still considered a very taboo, almost shameful, subject.

'Mind Art' Project Allows Individuals Living With Disabilities To Create Art With Their Brains

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts

According to Human Rights Watch, there are 83 million people living with disabilities in China. However, despite the fact that this represents the lar...

All the Feels on Wheels: How Internalized Ableism Has Influenced My Relationship Endeavors

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Internalized ableism is something that has drastically affected how I have viewed my relationship potential, and I felt it necessary to talk about it so that people understand it a little better, and so that any persons with a disability who have experienced it will not feel so alone.

The Work Of Late Outsider Artist Judith Scott Sheds Light On Living With Disabilities

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate...

Think Beyond the Mailroom for Disability Hiring

Barbara Otto | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Barbara Otto

People with disabilities in America are job-ready, college-educated and experienced professionals for whom working in a call center or in an assembly line wouldn't align with their valuable and hard-earned education and experience.

A Disney Princess with Down Syndrome. Could It Work?

Suzie Skougard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Suzie Skougard

There is a petition sweeping the Internet asking Disney to incorporate a protagonist with Down syndrome, but there is a backlash brewing even within the special needs community asking, is it necessary?

Freshman Who Was Born Blind Scores His First Football Touchdown

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen

Justin Olenginski scored his first touchdown on Oct. 11. It was an extraordinary moment for the 15-year-old, who was born blind and has special needs ...

'It's OK to be different': Sports Illustrated'sSportsKid of the Year Nominee Overcomes Challenges

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 12.10.2014 | Good News
KidsInTheHouse.com

While Ezra's differences have never stopped him from pursuing his dreams, the strength he's had to demonstrate throughout his young life is apparent.

Legally Blind Gymnast Crushes Sport Without Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News

Adrianna Kenebrew has a ferocious passion for gymnastics. That passion is apparent to all spectators the moment she steps up to the mats. They also...

Deal Promises To Protect People With Disabilities In NYC In Disasters

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates and city officials on Wednesday said they've struck a deal to protect nearly 900,000 residents with disabilities during di...

Man Races The Subway In His Wheelchair To Make One Really Powerful Point

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact

When a London man "raced the Tube" and posted a video of it in August, his footage garnered nearly 5 million views. But now, a man named Anthony is ta...

The Inaccessible Pulpit: Rev. Justin Hancock and the Struggle for the Rights of People With Disabilities

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I began to realize just how much we demand that people with disabilities stay in the spaces that we allow for them. Most churches are not ready to include anyone with disabilities that cannot be easily accommodated and controlled.

Open Letter to Kanye West, From a Kid Who Gets 'Special Parking and S**t'

Harshada Rajani | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Harshada Rajani

I'm in a wheelchair and though I can stand, I wouldn't waste even half a breath of energy standing up for you.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

The Show Won't Go on: Kanye West Halts Concert Because Fans with Disabilities Wouldn't Stand

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

During his Yeesuz tour, Kanye West refused to perform his music until each and every person in attendance was on their feet. It doesn't seem that Kayne considered those among his fans may have been differently-abled.

The Disorder You Probably Haven't Considered

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

one night, while I was reading Go Dog, Go to Lindell, he pointed at the book and asked, "What is the orange dog doing?" There was no orange dog on the page.

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The process of getting Social Security disability benefits can be tricky and time-consuming, but you can help yourself by doing your homework and getting prepared.

Dating With Disabilities

YAI | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
YAI

At the end of my last blog, which was about Seeing Beyond Disability, I mentioned a social connection of mine that might progress. Since that post, my relationship has done just that, and I have spent some time thinking about dating and disability.

Where Beauty Is Found

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Throughout the years, running has meant many different things to me. It's been an escape from my problems, a way to empty my mind of stress, and most recently, a spiritual awakening to engaging in a life with greater purpose.

Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
YAI

When I asked a friend what she considered "being disabled" meant, she said she considered it being human. Her answer started to shift my view of having a disability to one of having a shared experience in relating to disability, especially in seeing the hidden disabilities in others around us.

New Report by AbilityPath Helps Families With Transition to Adulthood for Individuals With Special Needs

Alexis Wineman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Alexis Wineman

While I am thankful my family and I were able to successfully navigate the transition into adulthood after high school graduation, it wasn't without its challenges.

How to Find the Best Reacher Grabber Tool

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground?

Deafness Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Instead of dictating how young deaf people should live their lives, parents can work together with their child to find the most comfortable way of adapting.