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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.

A New Beginning for Amputees and the Visually Impaired in South America

Jeff Peterson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

I have never done anything like this in my life. On a whim, I decided to defer my MD/PhD program to volunteer in Bolivia. I was hoping to make at least a small difference in someone's life.

The Best Gift My Grandson Ever Gave Me

Ray Flynn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

When one of my 17 grandchildren was born with a rare undiagnosed neurological disease, my priorities changed. My passion was not politics, but helping my handicapped grandson Braeden, now 7-years-old... Like all grandparents would say, all their grandchildren are the light of their lives, but a handicapped child is a pure delight.

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.

5 Awesome Alternative Ways To Answer The Question, 'Why Are You In A Wheelchair?'

The Mobility Resource | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact

By Louise Bruton, The Mobility Resource On a daily basis, I am asked why I am in a wheelchair. The boredom of rehashing the truth day in and day ou...

Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti

Nancy Farese | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.

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...

Living in a World of Needing Help

Teri McCowan | Posted 09.15.2013 | Divorce
Teri McCowan

I was literally stuck in a foyer between two entry doors at my orthopedic surgeon's office. With one casted foot held up, I half stood, pouring sweat...

Not by Bread Alone: Play Dough Craftsmanship

Danny Groner | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

Not by Bread Alone calls on its 11 deaf and blind actors to demonstrate what they can do in the kitchen, where they bake loaves of bread, on an open stage full of imagination and ambition, and beyond.

More Powerful Than Words

Brian Glenney, PhD | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Brian Glenney, PhD

The current handicap symbol is not a symbol that represents people, or even "access," to my mind. The figure's arms and legs are drawn like mechanical parts and its entire look is one that makes the chair, not the person, important and visible. Something is really wrong here.

Meet Anh, Superheroine Stitching Together a Better Society

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Anh has never let her disability slow her down. Instead, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today. She sees the ability in others instead of the disABILITY and others achieve more than they ever thought they could. This is her strength. That is her superpower.

The Story Behind The Sessions

SnagFilms | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
SnagFilms

This Friday, The Sessions, starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy, will be released, beginning what is likely a path towards multiple Oscar nominations.

Buddha Doodle -- 'Indomitable Will'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Kid With Cerebral Palsy Bullied By Grownup? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

"Stop, please," a tearful Hope Holcomb says in a TV news segment. "Try to be nice." Holcomb, a 10-year-old from East Sparta, Ohio, who has cerebral...

Handicapping the Disabled

Nathan Risinger | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Nathan Risinger

It's time for a fundamental reassessment of the way we talk about, and act towards the disabled. There is the assumption that by being physically different they are somehow by definition at a disadvantage.

A New Kind Of Reinvention: Coping With A Disability

Pamela Poole | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty
Pamela Poole

It's harder to reinvent yourself if your friends and family resist! So if you're close to someone with a sudden disability, try not to make it more difficult for him by refusing to let him break in his new shoes.

Don't Overlook People With Disabilities in Haiti

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dale Buscher

The emergency response and reconstruction efforts in Haiti are opportunities to amend past neglect and discrimination, and assist persons with disabilities to live richer, more dignified lives.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.