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Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA: Innovative Talent Strategies Are Driving Corporate Success

Carol Glazer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

Each year at this time, those of us who work in the disability space take a very serious look at our progress to fulfill the promise of the Americans ...

Breast Cancer Awareness In July - That's Right!

Allison W. Gryphon | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Allison W. Gryphon

October isn't the only month people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Give me five minutes and I'll give you a few tools to take you to superhero status.

The Unexpected Effect Pokémon Go Had On A Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.22.2016 | Good News

One boy with autism is catching ‘em all ― and discovering a new side of himself in the process. For Ralphie Koppelman, a 6-year-old who was diagn...

Why I Am Worried About Theresa May As Prime Minister As A Special Needs Mum

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

I am usually too wrapped up in my full time caring role as a mum to two special needs children to actively follow politics, but one night last week I just happened to turn on my TV and find out my country suddenly had a new prime minister! I don't recall ever seeing her name on any election paper or have I missed something?

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

Meet The Women Who Are Redefining Dance With Their Wheelchairs

The Huffington Post | Brittany Berkowitz | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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When You Don't Feel Enough As A Special Needs Parent

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

Fellow special needs mum, remember this: never let any professional make you feel less than enough. Never let your child's struggles make you feel less than as a parent. You ARE enough!

What Good Is A Label?

Dr. Mindy McNeal | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Dr. Mindy McNeal

Without this label, I would have been lost. It was crucial that we created an external environment that had strict restrictions to food access. This meant that everything from school birthday party treats to teacher snack stashes had to be addressed. My school's staff was wonderful and did not even blink when overnight we became a community that celebrated without food.

National Grit

Todd Buchholz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

If the U.S. were a grittier place, would voters have permitted Social Security and Medicare to rack up $50 trillion in debt that will be paid by their children and grandchildren?

CARE Documentary Hits Home

Riane Eisler | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Riane Eisler

With exquisite sensitivity, a new documentary called CARE deftly weaves the stories of two elderly women and two chronically disabled men with those of the four women paid to care for them. In spite of the geographic, racial, income, and ethnic diversity of the subjects, their struggles spring from a single source: the lack of value given to care.

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

Lisa Cox | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

When you think of women's health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It's hard to miss them, especially...

Black America is Hurting & Tired. White America, Do You Even Care?

Vilissa Thompson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Vilissa Thompson

I am tired. Black America is tired. We are at our boiling point in this country. The police violence that transpired within the last week set off...

Better movement for people with disabilities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau In February 2016, the Sustainable Development Goal Network proposed an indicator for target 11.7 - public spaces accessible to...

Dancing In A Wheelchair

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Four years ago Chelsea Hill was paralyzed from the waist down after a drunk driver hit her vehicle. The accident left her in a wheelchair and struggling to come to terms with how people view her. But in the midst of this struggle, Chelsea has redefined her disability with dance.

The Families Who Can Not Leave The House With Their Own Children

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

I only had one of my children with me tonight for a simple trip to the store for bread. My pulse was racing, my eyes darting about and my body sweating... all before I had even got him out the car!

Queer Crip Confessional: Activist or Ableist -- How My Quest for the ‘Perfect Man’ Excluded Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

As a Disability Awareness Consultant and Founder of Deliciously Disabled Consulting, I spend the majority of my professional life building a career on...

The impact of stepping into your changemaker journey as a teen

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

All young people should have the chance to step into their changemaker journeys by self-identifying as changemakers, acting on it and sharing their changemaking with the world.

Deciding for Myself On Me Before You

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I felt like I was crossing the virtual picket lines when I went to see Me Before You. After seeing so many people with disabilities protesting the movie as an affront to our "community," I decided to see it for myself.

Why Does The Hate Continue Even After Orlando?

Haley Moss | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Haley Moss

Even in the wakes of diversity movements, and blatant discrimination against our country's most vulnerable minority groups that ends in tragedy like what happened in Orlando, there is still hate. There will always be hate.

Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability: Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Blahovec

A new hashtag campaign has been making waves in the disability community and facilitating dialogue about how we see disability. #DisabilityTooWhite

The Wicked Granny

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Violeta Ayala

Rosemerry Guarita, taking off like a Super Girl, La Paz, May 2016 ©PinchesGringos Rosemerry Guarita lost her dentures during the first protests by p...

To The Child at the Awards Ceremomy Who Knows Their Name Will Never Be Called

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

Ah, end of term. Sports days, shows, school trips, report cards and of course the all important end of year award ceremony. Proud parents just as ex...

I Was Sidelined By Cancer. Now I'm On The Road To Rio

Jamie Whitmore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Jamie Whitmore

At 31 years old, I just found out I had cancer. How could I, a 2004 Xterra World Champion and super health nut, have cancer?!

The One Glaring Problem With 'Finding Dory'

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Finding Dory is all about celebrating differences, and differently abled people fish. Dory's short-term memory loss fuels the arc of the story. But two other characters are differently abled, too... and yet they're not given a voice.

Research Needed to Help Treat Children Affected by Zika

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

While our attention is rightly focused on vaccine development, mosquito control, and other measures to prevent the spread of Zika, it is also important that we in the public health community identify optimal approaches to treat and care for the generation of children exposed to the virus in the womb.