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Physical Disabilities

2 Refugee Siblings Journey In Wheelchairs From Syria To Greece

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 09.09.2016 | World

ATHENS ― Two horses helped Alan Mohammad flee Syria. One carried him and his sister Gyan through the rugged mountains of Iraq over into Turkey. The ...

In 1920 Women Got the Right to Vote... 96 Years Later a Woman Is Running for President

Cathy Lanyard | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Cathy Lanyard

A woman is running for President as the nominee for the Democratic party!!! I think that's pretty mind blowing. Long overdue but it really does take m...

Game of Silence's Eileen Grubba Shines a Light on Actors With Disabilities

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.08.2017 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I spoke to Grubba about her journey as an actress in Hollywood - not an easy path to say the least - which makes her triumphs all the more inspiring.

How a Service Dog Saved My Life

Stuart Sherman | Posted 04.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Stuart Sherman

Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.

It's Called Handicapped For a Reason

Kate Welch | Posted 10.02.2016 | Parents
Kate Welch

No one ever thinks a handicapped placard is for a kid. Maybe it's too painful. Maybe it's easier to think that someone is abusing the right to park in a handicapped space. Trust me, it is not, in any way, a privilege.

The Most Handicap-Accessible Destinations Around the World

Oyster | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

For those with disabilities, the challenges of traveling go beyond just getting to the airport on time and figuring out the TV in their hotel rooms. But fortunately, numerous destinations in the U.S. and abroad continue to work towards making travel for the handicapped as smooth as possible.

Yoga: How We Serve People With Disabilities and Physical Limitations

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"The only assumption I operate with now is that suffering is something we all share. I have also come to trust that few of us really want to be identified with our limitations or the story of our pain, so we might go to great lengths to prove that we are something else."

STUDY: Adults With Disabilities More Likely To Be Abused Than Non-Disabled Adults

Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact

Adults with disabilities are at a higher risk of getting physically and sexually abused than than non-disabled adults, a new study published by the La...

Actor Survives Horrific Crash, Proves Doctors Wrong

Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

After a dump truck blindsided his car in a horrific crash, doctors gave Randy Bertisch less than a 1 percent chance of surviving. Twenty-four years la...

Applying To College With Physical Disabilities: What You Need To Know

| Menachem Wecker | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Applicants should try to visit campuses and prepare, as students, to advocate for their needs. There are about 1.1 million physically disabled unde...

Vancouver 2010: It's Not Over Yet!

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ali A. Rizvi

When Brian McKeever qualified to compete in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race at the Olympics, he made headlines. What distinguishes him from the rest is the fact that he is legally blind.

Stem Cell Research Up Close

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Under the Bush administration we lost eight years stem cell research that might have helped me. At my age I don't have those eight years to spare.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Platform - Dallas Platform Meeting

Esther Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Esther Drew

Saturday, July 26 at two in the afternoon, I found myself in the living room of Jon and Liesl McQuillan. This, my first chance to attend a Democratic ...