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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.

Girl Scouts Teach Lesson On Language

Eric Lipp | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Eric Lipp

A few weeks ago I was witness to real progress in our society. I learned a lesson about progress in how we have taught our kids about our differences. There is a large change in how people were viewed when I was young and how youth today view people.

Activist To Pope Francis: The Disabled Are More Than A Spectacle

Crux | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion

It's surely not Pope Francis' intended message, but sometimes he seems, inadvertently, to treat disabled persons as a spectacle with public kisses and...

In the Move to Robot Vehicles, the Enemy Is Us

Carl Nettleton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Carl Nettleton

Driving on today's roadways jammed with automobiles, it is easy to understand the challenges of integrating automated vehicles into the flow of traffi...

Living With A Disability: How To Face Everyday Challenges

Kyle Bryant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

Disability presents many daily challenges. On the surface, some of these challenges may seem insignificant, so we avoid the situation and try to tell ourselves to focus on more important things.

Help people see past your disability

Brian R. King | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Brian R. King

What disability affects your life?

83%

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Phoebe Holmes

There's a lot of talk of rape and sexual assault in my Facebook feed thanks to the fact that we still have to explain what rape and sexual assault is ...

Institutionalized and Isolated: How Serbia is Failing Children with Disabilities

Kim Samuel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

As a passionate advocate for improving the lives of people with disabilities, I'm always eager to learn how different countries approach the obligatio...

What '​Me Before You'​ Gets Wrong About Disability

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

The movie is fictional and represents one story (and not all people with disabilities), but clearly it shows that Hollywood needs to provide more representation for people who live with disabilities.

Could You Pass a Sobriety Test While Sober?

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Caroline Bell

It sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it? If you aren't physically impaired in any way, then you probably haven't given that possibility a second though...

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

What New Data Reveal About Gender and Race in a Creative Workforce

Lane Harwell | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

This entry was coauthored by Leah Krauss, Senior Program Officer for Dance and Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation If you have been following ...

Observations From Below: Angels and Demons

Bryan Dooley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

I recently had an experience at my church. A couple of weeks ago, before the service began, one of the church officials put his hand on my head (a ge...

How "Lemonade" Empowered Me As A Black Disabled Woman

Vilissa Thompson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Vilissa Thompson

(JohnHain via Pixabay) Lemonade is no longer known as being the sweet and tangy beverage Southerners like myself enjoy on a hot summer day. It is no...

Why I Blocked All Advertisements for "Me Before You ""

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Hitselberger

This article was originally posted on Claiming Crip It seems like I can't be on Facebook or any other form of social media for more than five minutes...

Is This The Most Despicable Comedian in America Now?

Ellen Seidman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Below is a post on the Facebook page of so-called comedian Gary Owen. As you may have read, Owen's Showtime special, I Agree With Myself, contains a s...

BlindNewWorld Challenges Everything You Think You Know about Blindness

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

A new social change movement has been created to help dispel the misinformation surrounding the capabilities and limitations of those who are blind or...

The Inclusion Project: Ability Reveals Itself

Brad Hopton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brad Hopton

On Monday, June 6, PwC is hosting the first Inclusion Project, an innovative business gathering of senior executives and thought leaders committed to ...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Facial expressions are key to first impressions. What does that mean for people with facial paralysis?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.30.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Facial expressions are important parts of how we communicate and how we develop impressions of the people around us.

Water Canons Used On Disabled Protestors in Bolivia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Observations From Below: Transitioning Into College

Bryan Dooley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

In college, you're on your own to find the help you need, even if you don't know what that need is yet. The following are a few tips to assist in your quest for higher education.

On Mad Advantage: A Letter to 'The Normals' (and to the Rest of Us)

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Deaf gain, rather than hearing loss, has long been theorized in capital-D-Deaf cultural spaces. Borrowing liberally from this "reframing," I wish to forward a perspective that I call "mad advantage."

My Gap Year Became My Gap Life

Sarah McArthur | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Sarah McArthur

When I graduated college in 2009, I had this naive idea that I would instantly be flooded with good job offers. Now I just laugh at my young 21-year-old self. Instead, I left North Carolina (where I went to college) and moved back home to Massachusetts.

7 Paths that Seed the Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from South America to East Africa that have projects that are literally seeding c...