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Psst! Disability Competitiveness: Pass It On!

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Bonnie St. John

Just because I have a disability -- my right leg was amputated when I was 5 -- doesn't make me an expert on issues relating to disability and employment. Like everyone else, I have to work at educating myself on facts and realities for people with disabilities.

Paralyzed Man Risks All To See Pope Francis

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion

A disabled Italian man has rarely seen the streets outside his home in the almost 20 years that he's been paralyzed. On Wednesday, 42-year-old Sal...

How Can I Get Rid of My Private Student Loans if I'm Disabled? It's Actually Easy.

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.02.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have had Federal and private student loans. I have Total & Permanent Disability discharge of the Feder...

Illinois Ranks Low on Quality of Life for Disabled People

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.25.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

For the eighth year in a row now, Illinois has been at the bottom of an annual study that rates how well each state in the U.S.'s Medicaid programs serve its citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

Where Beauty Is Found

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Throughout the years, running has meant many different things to me. It's been an escape from my problems, a way to empty my mind of stress, and most recently, a spiritual awakening to engaging in a life with greater purpose.

Sick and Looking for Work

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

If you are not wearing your disability on your sleeve, say nothing. I learned that the hard way. You owe The Man nothing but your best work.

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

Making Hope When the Medical System Can't

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Autonomic disorders, like POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, sometimes called simply Postural Tachycardia Syndrome) and Neurocardiogenic...

Invisible Illness: How to Sustain Hope?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Imagine a world in which it's extremely hard to find doctors who take seriously that your discomfort is really physiological, a world in which the right treatment for you is elusive. That's the world of autonomic disorders.

The No-Win Hypocrisy of Christian Abstinence (and Infinities)

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Cynthia Jeub

So Green told a story, and it garnered various responses from the Christian world. It made us think, and maybe that's what stories should do. Maybe it's better than pretending to have all the answers about sexuality and eternity.

How My Disability Made Me a Better Person

Cathy Chester | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

But I do have MS. I am a woman living with a disability. I've made peace with that a long time ago. And making peace with it allows me to focus on what I CAN do, rather than what I CAN'T.

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Nearly three years later, just yesterday, the Wisconsin State Senate finally caught wind of the investigation through the media, and decided to inquire further.

Disabled Man Settles Lawsuit With Delta After Complaint That He Was Forced To Crawl On & Off Flights

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

HONOLULU (AP) — A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit ag...

Air Travel Tips for Seniors With Special Needs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Flying can be physically exhausting for anyone, but for seniors with health issues or physical limitations it can be extremely challenging. Here are a few tips that can help.

Getting Checked

Katharine Dixon | Posted 06.14.2014 | DC
Katharine Dixon

Keeping homes maintained is important to residents' health and safety. In a city like Alexandria with so much older housing and many homeowners of lim...

10 Ways To Make Traveling Easier For People With Disabilities

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Stand up once in awhile during the flight to stretch your legs to avoid leg cramps. If you can't walk up and down the aisle, stand in place and stretch your neck, arms and legs as best as you can.

Adults With Disabilities Find Joy and Acceptance in Creative Expression

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

What talents lie behind those with physical impairments that confine them to a wheelchair, or those with intellectual disabilities that limit life activities such as work and living independently?

Two Professors Create Souped-Up Toy Cars For Kids With Disabilities

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

By Catherine Cheney, NationSwell.com Cole Galloway’s workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. There are piles...

Super Bowl Was a Victory for People With Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Hopefully, Derrick Coleman's success, coupled with the technology highlighted in the Microsoft ad with Steve Gleason, will show that wherever there is a disability, there is also ability.

Beauty and the Self-Concept: Perceptions of Beauty for the Disabled

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

How we figure out who we are is based on the feedback we get from other significant people in our lives, or reflective appraisal, It is something we all do especially when it comes to our personal beauty. For me, being disabled, with and without the wheelchair, I often have eyes on me.

8 Misconceptions About Life With Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

Unless you yourself are paralyzed or you know someone who is, how could you possibly know everything about our world? So I'm here to set the record straight on some common misconceptions.

Community: A Gift for the Jewish Future

William Daroff | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

Inclusion means ensuring everyone can access Jewish institutions and activities, and understanding that each one of us has a role to play so that all people are welcome and can participate meaningfully.

I'm Disabled But Can't Get Rid of My Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I was hit by a drunk driver, suffering several acute compression fractures in my neck and back, ribs, di...

Empowering the Intellectually Disabled Through Sport

Mary Davis | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Mary Davis

The vast majority face a life of prejudice and discrimination, loneliness and limitation. Our number one challenge in Special Olympics is to end that.