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Living With Disabilities

5 Things You Should Know About Families Dealing With Disability

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

My daughter's genetic disorder resulted in a variety of disabilities, both cognitive and physical, that impact nearly every aspect of our lives. Usually we go along with our routine, but sometimes I am struck by how little others know about disability and what life is like for us.

Gifts: Living Together With Our Abilities and Disabilities

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Norma Cook Everist

I have a disease; I am not my disease. How do I mark the 30th anniversary of living with a chronic illness? With sadness or celebration?

National Disability Awareness Month: The Best Compliment Is No Compliment at All

Mary Pleshette Willis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pleshette Willis

I am married to a man who is disabled, although I've never defined him as "dis-anything," which is why it's always a shock to me when people single him (and me) out for his disability rather than for our respective accomplishments.

Trauma and Joy: A Thanksgiving Story

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

Sometimes my students ask me why I became a teacher. No simple answer. It was a combination of things, probably starting when, though I am three-and-a-half years younger than my brother, I became the older brother.