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The College Lifestyle Challenges for Students With Disabilities

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

College students may have disabilities despite their youth. College administrators and officials, staff members, professors and non-disabled students should get real and accommodate students with disabilities with eagerness and empathy.

10 Things Every Person With A Disability Should Hear (All The Time!)

Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact

By Tiffiny Carlson, the Mobility Resource Make no mistake –- people with disabilities love to hear good things. Praise, respect, jokes, romanti...

Disabled Americans and the Law

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.12.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

No one thinks the officers deliberately set out to do harm to Ethan that day. But the fact remains he died because of their actions.

This Miss America Hopeful Has Inspiring Message About Real Beauty

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Born without her left forearm, Nicole Kelly has been overcoming disability her entire life, be it playing baseball, dancing or ...

The 7 Percent Wake Up Call

Suzanne Robitaille | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Robitaille

Let's call it what it is: An aspirational quota of sorts. The Department of Labor's long-anticipated final ruling is in, and will require nearly 250,000 U.S. businesses to work towards a goal that 7 percent of their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.

Disabilities Can Teach Us How to Live

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI frequently hear my able-bodied friends say, "I would rather be dead than be a quadriplegic, have a severe stroke or a brain injury." Bold talk from the strong and healthy, but what would they really choose?

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Should Special Ed Kids Be Held To The Same Standards As Their Peers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards as their peers? And should schools and teachers be held accountable for their...

Law Allows Students With Disabilities to Participate in Sports

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kiernan Hopkins

The Education Department's Office of Civil Rights reaffirmed the legal obligations for public school districts to provide access to sports programs for the students with disabilities.

Paralyzed Bride: You Don't Lose Your Identity Unless You Surrender It

Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, the Mobility Resource There are very few moments that can happen in one's life that can change everything forever. In a split...

Q & A With Dating Coach Neely Steinberg: Dating With a Disability

Neely Steinberg | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
Neely Steinberg

Hi Neely, I've been a wheelchair-user all of my life. And while the wheelchair is enough of a dating hurdle in itself, I only weight 55 lbs., so whil...

WATCH: Incredible Wheelchair Makes One Boy's Lifelong Dream Come True

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

California resident Daniel Cope suffers from cerebral palsy, but that never stopped him from dreaming of hiking with his family. With the help of som...

Bridges ... A Solid Foundation for Opportunity

Bill Marriott | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Bill Marriott

Years ago, when our company was first beginning to add hotels to our business, my dad would scout locations for new hotels by watching the traffic across the bridges of Washington. He would say they would never move the bridges.

Wheelchair User Sues Smithsonian

ARTINFO | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The Smithsonian is facing legal action from two brothers who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the institution in federal court last Thursday, th...

A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

My blueprint is designed to give governors tools to increase employment of people with disabilities in their states. Based on input from business leaders, it suggests that states change their approach.

10 Things People With Disabilities Can Do Right Now To Be Happier

Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

By Tiffiny Carlson, the Mobility Resource People have always been more interested in the secret to eternal life, not the secret to true happiness. ...

Paralyzed Bride Gives Inspiring Advice On Staying Strong

Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, The Mobility Resource When my spinal cord injury happened four weeks before my wedding, I was devastated, but comforted that ...

Foundations Should Take a Look at the Largest Poverty Minority. Think Inclusively, Act Inclusively

Claudia Jacobs | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Claudia Jacobs

Living on $710 a month from SSI, Risa, a woman with disabilities who graduated summa cum laude from a top university, cannot find a job. The day will...

Leave No One Behind

Kristin Duquette | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

Did you know that 15% of the world's population, an estimated 1 billion people, are currently living with a disability? That qualifies for people with disabilities to be one of the most vulnerable groups in the entire world.

The Perks To Having A Disability (Yes, There are A Bunch!)

Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact

By Jennifer Gorman, The Mobility Resource We often focus on the limitations of living with a disability. But are there any perks? Let’s find out....

How To Talk To A Person With Disabilities Without Sounding Like An A-Hole

Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact

By Tiffiny Carlson, The Mobility Resource It’s no secret a lot of people in the world aren’t comfortable around people with disabilities, despi...

Summer, Siblings, and Coping With Disability

Varda Epstein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Varda Epstein

Summer vacation is just around the bend. But for parents of children with learning and other disabilities, the term is relative. One parent's summer vacation may be another parent's busiest time of the year -- or even a nightmare come to life.

What I Know About Fatherhood Now That I Have A Teenager With A Disability

Robert Rummel-Hudson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Robert Rummel-Hudson

There are only two things that I can promise my daughter without fail. I can promise her love, and the truth. One of these is much, much easier to give her with any real consistency. But both are key to being the best father I can be to her.

The Different at the Lammys

Lynette Mae | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

I was in New York last week for the honor of being a finalist at the Lambda Literary Awards. It was an experience I will long remember, but little did I know the most important lesson I would come to learn had little to do with the awards and everything to do with humanity and real strength.

8 Things To Never Say To A Spouse Of A Person With A Disability

Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact

By Jeff D. Gorman, The Mobility Resource Strangers come up to me and say, “God bless you.” I didn’t even sneeze. I know what they mean: Go...

INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Paraplegic Woman Goes Surfing

weather.com | Posted 06.03.2013 | Good News

June 3, 2013 - A paraplegic woman surfs the waves of south Australia's west coast with the help of some duct tape and a friend....