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Morning Joe, Ron Fournier and a Great Memoir - Love That Boy

John Robinson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
John Robinson

Ron Fournier discusses the anxiety we all have as parents. We continue to balance our dreams we have for our children with the realities our children face. Our dreams do not always reflect the strengths in our children.

Strong Words, But Where Is the Follow Up?

John Robinson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
John Robinson

In a time when funding continues to be cut for disability programs in states, here is an opportunity to show economic growth for people with disabilities.

School Yard Pranks Are Unacceptable

John Robinson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
John Robinson

Our Ability is neutral politically. I try to be neutral politically. Disability does NOT discriminate. However, it sounds like one of our political leaders in the United States does, or did.

Take a Stand against Bullying Children with Disabilities

John Robinson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
John Robinson

If you see someone being picked on, tell someone. Stand up for those who need it.

Her Ability to Connect: Lacey Tompkins Inspires

John Robinson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

Lacey Tompkins came to us from an impromptu meeting with Dave Kerpen at Likeable Media in New York. I read Dave's book this past summer as I was buil...

Our Ability: Lieutenant Brown's Journey

John Robinson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

Lieutenant Ian James brown exemplifies perseverance. As a person with a physical disability, he has overcome an amazing physical challenge in a very short period of time.

Enough of the Freak Show Oprah

John Robinson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
John Robinson

If you watch TV today, you still get the Little People with the family conflict. You do not get the education, family or business.

The Bad of The Good Wife and Television!

John Robinson | Posted 02.14.2012 | TV
John Robinson

Good for The Good Wife -- using Mr. Fox and openly discussing but not solely focusing on his character's disability. It's also great that his character is not a saint -- just a man with good and bad traits, like all of us.

An Unemployment Injustice: The Case For Hiring People With Disabilities

John Robinson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

November comes as National Disability Employment Awareness Month goes, but our work truly begins now! From South Dakota to Ocean City, Md., I have in ...

Crickets Chirping... Silence About the Most Vulnerable

John Robinson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
John Robinson

In April, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was over 20%-comparable with military veterans. You have the greatest country in the world, with a growing wealth gap and minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are losing ground.

#AskObama; #AskYourself

John Robinson | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
John Robinson

Entrepreneurs create new services and technologies that will lead the growth of the economy. Hopefully these services and technologies will create manufacturing jobs in this country as well.

The R Word: Thank You Jane

John Robinson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

One young woman asked me how I dealt with bullying when I was in school. Did students pick on me due to my disability?

Our Ability: Web Portal for People With Disabilities

John Robinson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

People with disabilities have very few mentors or ways to connect with other people with disabilities. I want to help solve this problem.