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This Barbie Wheelchair Accessory Is Normalizing Disability

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents

When it comes to toys, representation can mean the world to a child. That’s why Nickolay Lamm developed a new doll accessory that is already brighte...

15 Kids In Wheelchairs Whose Halloween Costumes Were Scary Good

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents

Parents Ryan and Lana Weimer were stumped when their son Keaton asked to be a pirate for Halloween in 2008. The Weimers have five children, three of ...

People With Disabilities Can Hike At State Park Thanks To All-Terrain Wheelchair

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 10.26.2016 | Good News

A state park is blazing a new trail for itself. On Oct. 14, Colorado’s Staunton State Park debuted its first all-terrain wheelchair for people with ...

This Woman Doesn't Let Her Wheelchair Stop Her From Dancing

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

Chelsie Hill dreamed of becoming a professional dancer before a car accident left her paralyzed from the waist down in 2010, but she's found a way to ...

People With Disabilities Swap Their Wheelchairs For Scuba Gear

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Good News

People who use wheelchairs are plunging into a new challenge. An event in Malaysia, called Marine Discovery Dive, allows people who use wheelchairs to...

Wheelchair Turns Boy With Cerebral Palsy Into Skate Park Superstar

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Good News

One boy won’t let his chair put a spoke in his wheels. A video of a boy shredding the bowl at a Sacramento, California, skate park with a little hel...

Kids In Wheelchairs Finally Have A Lego Figure That Looks Like Them

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Good News

Disability activists are celebrating the announcement that Lego will release a new toy set featuring a young man in a wheelchair. Lego news blog Promo...

How One Dad Changed The Halloween Game For Kids In Wheelchairs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents

When Keaton, a 10-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy, told his dad he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween in 2008, his wheelchair could have been a ...

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

Boys in Chairs: Body Image, Boyfriends, Sexuality and Self-Image -- What It's Like to Be Inside Our Intersectionality

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

To our potential suitors: Please remember that we too are often scared of how you'll react to our disabilities, and we are constantly dealing with the echoes of systemic oppression.

Unnecessarily Dependent: Consequences of Denying the Mobility Challenged

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Why are we intentionally making things so much harder for those who already have more to deal with because of their disabilities, injuries, and/or limitations? It's just like kicking someone when they are already down!

10 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

If you've said any of these, don't feel bad (unless you've stolen a handicap parking spot!). We aren't angry or offended, but we want people to understand.

WATCH: Guinness Did Yet Another Beer Commercial.. And It Will Make Your Heart Melt

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News

We don't often give advertisers free promotion, but this Guinness commercial had us utterly captivated. Created by BBDO New York, the ad features a...

College Seniors Designing For Seniors

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Gary M. Kaye

Some of the teams have already been approached about taking their inventions into commercial development. Others are still in the relatively early design stages. But collectively they show that many of today's engineering students have a social conscience.

Dancing On Wheels

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

What did you do for Christmas? I'll tell you what I did: I danced in a bear club with a man in a wheelchair!

Some Passengers Using Wheelchairs To Avoid Lines | Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel

The familiar drudgery was under way along the security line at Kennedy International Airport on a recent afternoon. Shoes were fumbled off feet, lapto...

Fearless 'Push Girl' Tiphany Adams: 'It's Okay To Be Vulnerable'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

On October 15, 2000, Tiphany Adams, then a high-school senior in Northern California, was a passenger in a car that was hit head-on by a drunk driver ...

What Is It Like To Be in a Wheelchair?

Quora | Posted 10.14.2012 | Health and Fitness

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Arthur Torrey, Maker of Things In a word, it SUCKS! Manual chairs are a lot of work, and those who ...

Fearless 'Push Girl' Auti Angel: 'Once You Fall In Love With The Person, You Forget About The Wheelchair'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 2, 1992, professional hip-hop dancer Auti Angel was on the verge of signing a recording contract with Columbia Records. The next day, her spina...

Fearless 'Push Girl' Mia Schaikewitz: 'Being Paralyzed Is My Perfect Life Challenge!'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living

When she was 15 years old, Mia Schaikewitz was a competitive swimmer in Atlanta. Suddenly one night she found that she couldn't move her legs. Twelve ...

Fearless 'Push Girl' Angela Rockwood: 'I Literally Just Push Through It All And Try To Stay Positive'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living

On September 2, 2001, Angela Rockwood was a successful model preparing to marry her fiancé and soul mate, actor Dustin Nguyen. One day later, a car a...

What Does 'Push Girls' Accomplish?

The New York Times | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women

"Push Girls," a reality show about five attractive women in wheelchairs, is likely to engender a number of reactions in viewers, not all of them helpf...

Ohio Community Donates To Help Disabled Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Candy Kurtz and her son Jeffrey, daily tasks present enormous obstacles. Candy has multiple sclerosis and Jeffrey was born with spinal bifida. The...