iOS app Android app

#Disability

You Don't Have To Give My Kid Free Donuts Just Because He Has A Disability

Ellen Seidman | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

My child with CP does not need sympathy. He needs ordinary respect and people who don't avert their eyes or act overly sweet.

Voters With Disabilities, Make Your Voices Heard This November

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Enable the disabled! Wheelchair warriors, spread the word. Ask your friends if they are registered to vote.

National Focus On Disability Reminds Us Of The Urgency Of Our Work

Carol Glazer | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

Over a remarkable ten-day stretch, the issue of employment for Americans with disabilities suddenly found itself in the front pages of national papers and a topic of discussion among our nation's most influential philanthropies and those who seek their funding.

Comics Perfectly Illustrate The BS People With Disabilities Put Up With

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact

Two women who use wheelchairs are putting a funny spin on living with a disability. Sisters and illustrators Jessica and Lianna Oddi are the hilarious...

Slowly Killing Social Security: Death By A Thousand Cuts

Nancy Altman | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

A surreptitious but deadly attack against your Social Security is underway. Congress just left town, but not without plunging the knife in one more time.

How I’m Embracing Femme In A Disabled Body

The Establishment | Posted 10.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

I can’t remember a time when my wheelchair wasn’t an integral part of my life and a literal extension of my body. I got my first power chair at th...

Daring To Believe

Beth Whitley | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

There's been a lot of talk over the past few days about the 'legacy' of these athletes, of the social progress which comes from events like these and of the lessons they teach us all. It would be nice to think that their legacy is global and profound, that it challenges perspectives, shifts attitudes and redresses relationships.

Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, And He's Not The Only One

Claudia Center | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Claudia Center

People with mental disabilities, especially people of color, are particularly at risk of being shot or beaten by the police.

The Largest Voting Bloc in the United States Needs to Unify

Jay Ruderman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Jay Ruderman

The day that America should realize that disability rights are civil rights has arrived. It is not too late for the disability community to band together and make their unified voice heard. The time has come for all Americans with disabilities and their families to demand that their rights be honored by our elected officials who are on the ballot this coming November.

Dustin From ‘Stranger Things’ Speaks Out About His Disability

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Good News

Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on “Stranger Things,” has a disability ― and he’s not ashamed of it. Last week on the British talk show “T...

How to Talk to Kids When a Disability Strikes a Loved One

Kathi Koll | Posted 09.27.2016 | Women
Kathi Koll

When a parent or grandparent has a stroke or other sudden health incident and has become fully or partially disabled, talking to children about it can...

WATCH: This Famous Surfing Dog Rides the Waves to Help Others

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Ricochet is one of the most world-famous, award-winning surf dogs who loves the sport, but most importantly SURFS WITH PURPOSE! She surfs solo, with children, adults, pros, celebrities, other dogs!

Is Disability Finally Having its Moment?

Randy Rutta | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Randy Rutta

The pulse and pace of disability is being featured more prominently in the public discourse, and more than ever before. Could this be the moment people in the disability community have fought for?

An Open Letter To RespectAbility On Racism And Apologies

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

An incident has been making waves in the disability activism community this week. On Tuesday, the CEO of the disability organization RespectAbility ma...

This 'USB Port for the Body' Is a High-Tech, Pain-Free Solution for Amputees

NationSwell | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Prior to losing an arm and a foot when he fell underneath a train in 2012, James Young went on a run pretty much every day after work. After his initi...

How to Effectively Mangage Disabilities in the Workplace

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

Disabilities can be challenging to navigate not only for the families of those who are dealing with disabilities but for those who have the disability...

Jobs: Rethinking Our Narrow Definition

Liz Powers | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Liz Powers

One thing that Democrats and Republicans agree on is job creation equals good. Ronald Reagan famously said, "I believe the best social program is a job."

Why We Need To Talk About Queerness, Disability, And Depression

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 10.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I remember when I turned 29, I had just gone through a couple major life changes. I had recovered from a hellish few months of hospitals, complication...

It Finally Happened: Someone Made Fun Of My Daughter Because of Her Disability

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

It finally happened. Someone made fun of Claire because of her disability.

This Company Sells Artwork Created By People Facing Homelessness And Disability

The Huffington Post | Anne Thomas | Posted 09.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

...

Brave Girl Battles Two Rare Diseases

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Melissa Curley Bogner

Chloe’s Hope: Stop the Burning What does a juvenile disability look like? Some might envision a homeschooled child or perhaps a wheelchair user. W...

Incomes in U.S. Are Up Sharply as the Poor Gain Most Except for Who? The Story No One Is Talking About!

Michael Morris | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Headlines of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major news outlets heralded the just released U.S. Census Bureau report that unveiled t...

Building A 'Chapter Book Bridge!'

Dr. Mindy McNeal | Posted 09.13.2016 | Education
Dr. Mindy McNeal

By respecting parent opinions/input I was able to spend my time working with them as a team, and through teamwork, we were able to make significant progress in bridging the gaps affecting their child's emotional, social, behavioral, and academic progress.

12 Blind And Partially Blind Photographers Changing The Way We See

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.18.2016 | Arts

People who are partially or completely blind often move through the world at a slower pace, author Candia McWilliam explains in the introduction to Th...

Ford Foundation's remarkable mea culpa will provide greater opportunities for people with disabilities

Carol Glazer | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

For 80 years, the Ford Foundation has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation and adva...