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Disability Awareness

Photo Series Forces You To Look Beyond Kids' Rare Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

Photographer Ceridwen Hughes hopes her latest project will enhance the lives of children with rare conditions and disabilities. Hughes' 8-year-ol...

A Queer Disability Anthology: Disability and LGBTQ Intersectionality

Karrie Higgins | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Karrie Higgins

Sometimes a book drops in your lap like a miracle you didn't even know you needed. That's what happened with QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology edited by Raymond Luczak and published by Squares & Rebels Press.

Why We Need to Reshape What It Means to Be a Person With a Disability

Hannah Zack | Posted 09.04.2015 | College
Hannah Zack

Growing up, my awkward gait and the obtrusive plastic knee-high braces covering both of my legs caused quite the conversation among my peers. I went to the local public school and was the only student with a physical disability.

Observations From Below: She Touched Me

Bryan Dooley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Get the idea? If you don't know them, you should keep your paws to yourself. A better approach is to start a conversation first. Both parties will learn from one another and perhaps, it might end with a hug, if you ask first and you still think we'll bring you good luck.

The Place of the 'Able' in Disability Activism

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

While the voice of the "able" is very welcome in a discussion of disability, those who actually deal with disability and discrimination should not be afraid to speak up and voice their opinions and concerns.

World Mourns Outspoken Woman With Disability Who Declared, 'I'm Not Your Inspiration'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact

Stella Young wasn’t here to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. She made that perfectly clear. And by flat-out rejecting "inspiration porn," the...

People With Disabilities Share The Cruel Things They've Been Told

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact

"What a shame you’re in a wheelchair, you’re so pretty!" a complete stranger once told record-breaking Paralympic swimmer Karni Liddell. But t...

Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

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.

Disability Awareness Activist Uyanga Erdenebold, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Nomin Dari

Most of us know the difficulty of learning a foreign language. Now, imagine the triumph of learning a foreign language, blind. Uyanga Erdenebold, has not only done that, but is also the recipient of the first Fulbright Scholarship awarded to a blind Mongolian student.

10 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids About Disabilities

The Mobility Resource | Posted 08.02.2013 | Impact

By Tiffiny Carlson, THE MOBILITY RESOURCE Parents are all over the board when it comes to how they teach their kids about disabilities. Some scold ...

It's the American Way: One Ordinary Woman Builds Equal Opportunity for Disabled Children

Suzanne Skees | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

One billion people have a disability, so you might wonder why we don't set aside more than one day a year to pay attention. Wherever we are in the world, we've seen it. One woman, with no money or training, decided to put an end to it.

Don't Be Disabled by Disabilities!

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Alexandra Holzer

Still today, much remains lacking in accepting that as a society healthy or disabled, we must help one another and pay it forward.

National Disability Awareness Month: The Best Compliment Is No Compliment at All

Mary Pleshette Willis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pleshette Willis

I am married to a man who is disabled, although I've never defined him as "dis-anything," which is why it's always a shock to me when people single him (and me) out for his disability rather than for our respective accomplishments.

Questioning Common Assumptions About The Disabled

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Our society devalues a person with a disability and assumes that they could not possibly want the same things as an able-bodied person. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Jewish Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Invisible Minority

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Saperstein

We clearly need to change the way our policies address disability issues. But in order to change policies, we must also change attitudes.

I've Seen the Future, it's in Seattle!

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

I spent the better part of last month speaking to businesses, disability groups, community groups, high school and university students from New York to Seattle. What a great journey!

Sheila Radziewicz Overcomes TAR Syndrome To Earn Black Belt

Tonic | Anne Driscoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Right from the start, Sheila Radziewicz was a miracle baby. The girl born 32 years ago with a genetic disorder -- without arms or kneecaps -- wasn't s...