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Have You Caused Me Grief?

Eric Lipp | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Eric Lipp

We all want our lives to be easier. Unfortunately, when we act in ways that attempt to save time or money, we often fail to recognize the effect that our choices have on others. This is especially true in the area of accessibility which often falls prey to our fast paced lifestyles.

Financial Inclusion and Shared Prosperity: The Next Frontier for People with Disabilities

Michael Morris | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Michael Morris

This Thanksgiving Day, I would ask us all to reflect on a group of Americans growing faster in size than any other, a group that cuts across the usual dividing lines of gender, race, ethnicity and age who deserve our attention and support - people with disabilities.

Behold the Beauty of Bhutan

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Two weeks ago, I headed to the Himalayas for the adventure of a lifetime in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Since I was invited to speak at the Royal Palace...

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...

UN Lounge: Where Diplomats and Renegades Rendezvous!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Delegates' Lounge though served a more useful function than the trivial that this article might initially indicate. It is a common, neutral ground where ambassadors might bump into each other, even if their capitals did not have formal diplomatic relations.

Alice Tumbling Down the Disability Insurance Rabbit Hole

Jeff Woodward | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Jeff Woodward

Forward The comprehensive budget deal that passed in Congress last week involved the temporary release of three hostages: One hostage was the debt ...

For The Hope Of Autism

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Michelle Colon-Johnson

My daughter will be finished with the traditional school system in December 2015. I can't believe she will be 22. This may seem like no extraordinary thing to some of you, however for me, it was a day I never thought I would get to experience. My daughter is autistic.

Overcoming Perceptions of Parenting with a Disability

Christinne Rudd | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Christinne Rudd

When I became a mom, I never knew how much scrutiny I'd face just because I happen to be disabled too. You read that right, my disability is secondary to me, and to be quite honest, I actually don't think of it at all.

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

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.

What You Should, But Might Not Know, About Crohn's Disease

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bhavani Esapathi

I'm incredibly grateful for the life I have and lead, and hate, to think there are other Crohnie's out there who aren't allowed to discover their potential simply because the rest of the world isn't able to see it.

Hey Trump, Don't Use "Crippled" as a Metaphor for America

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Kuusisto

Donald Trump has entitled his new book "Crippled America." If the Donald can call America crippled I can at least state with some confidence the man has very little awareness of what it's like to live out here.

Retailers Can Learn From Each Other When it Comes to Disability Hiring

Carol Glazer | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Carol Glazer

We always say, when you're hiring people with disabilities, it's not the "what" that you expect to be different. You expect the same performance and productivity and output. It's the "how" that's different. The "how you train and even how you interview."

WATCH: 17 Steps Between a Dancer and Her Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 11.10.2015 | Good News

Twelve-year-old Meg has always had a dream to be a dancer. Adopted as a baby, Meg came to the United States with her sister when she was just 3 month ...

My Mission to Help Disabled Children In Haiti

Plumfund | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed by evil spirits, which is why most orphanages there are filled with special-needs children abandoned by families who fear being ostracized.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 15

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Karin Hitselberger

I know it's frustrating right now, but I promise you it won't always be that way. You will learn to claim disability as an important part of who you are. You will become a proud disabled woman, and a fierce advocate who wants to dedicate your life to changing the world for the better instead of running from it.

Every Child Is Like a Flower

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Once when I was feeling less than pretty, it occurred to me, "Who told you that you aren't beautiful?" I began to wonder, what if our differences act...

These Parents Want To Build A Park For Kids Of All Abilities In Honor Of Their Late Son

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents

A pair of Canadian parents is raising money to build an accessible playground in memory of their late son, who had physical disabilities. In 2002, Jas...

Four Different Ways to Talk With Deafblind People

Vladimir Cuk | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Vladimir Cuk

The possibilities for greater inclusion of people with deafblindness, along with other disabilities, are growing as more governments recognize their rights, as technology develops, and as we shift the way we see disability.

Why I Refuse to Say I 'Fight' My Disablity

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Karin Hitselberger

Recently, I saw a picture on Facebook that said, "I fight cerebral palsy. What's your superpower?" So much about this illustration focusing on cerebral palsy awareness struck me as wrong and uncomfortable, and it left me with a nauseous feeling in my stomach.

5 Questions To Stop Asking Wheelchair Users Immediately (And What To Ask Instead)

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Karin Hitselberger

The most important thing to remember when interacting with wheelchair users is that we want to be treated like anybody else.

Transhumanism Political Party Reaches First Birthday

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Zoltan Istvan

On October 7th, 2015, the Transhumanist Party reached its first birthday. Started as way to introduce forward thinking and futurist politics into government, the party has caught on around the world and now has over a dozen national parties.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month What's Good for Business and Society: Hiring People With Disabilities

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Judith E. Heumann

This October marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), commemorated annually to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Zen and the Art of Petitioning

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

There are over one billion people with disabilities around the globe. It is unacceptable that we are not recognized. Without the pressure of more voices, they will not understand that the disability community not only exists, but that it is a significant global force that will not be ignored.

Where Do We Stand (As We Are Able)? Latinos and the ADA 25 Years Later

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

While it is true that we have much to celebrate with the protections afforded by the ADA, the Latino community has a long way to go in securing equal safeguards.