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Boys in Chairs: That time I Locked My Lover Out and Couldn't Let Him in

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I am pretty certain that if you read the title of this post on its face, it sounds like I have written an amazing 80s pop ballad about how I loved a man, but he couldn't love me because of my disability, and so I couldn't allow him back in my heart.

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...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Stop the Busyness and Smell the Roses

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Yes, I was still the same seated figure moving through a crowd in a motor-powered vehicle. Yes, all my physical limitations were just as they had been previously. But my mind, my soul, and my feelings became liberated.

Why Our Cars Are Our "Nametags"

Chris Waddell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Chris Waddell

You made me make a statement when I might not have made it myself, but you also started a conversation, at least one in my own mind, about the dangers of thinking I know someone or that they know me by the Nametags we hang on our cars.

Struggling to Find Answers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Each year as I go through a reawakening to these seemingly tragic situations, I always come back to the same conclusion: although I do not understand why certain things happen, as a man of faith I believe that the world has been created by Almighty God and that he is a kind, benevolent, and all-knowing God.

Wheelchair Wisdom: A Vision of Freedom

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

Freedom is an attitude or state of mind... and always a matter of choice. And it is the choices that we make in our lives that produce the breadth of our freedom.

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...

Misconceptions About the Blue Placard

Lia Seth | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

Remember: If you're ever in the driver's seat and someone offers you the use of their blue placard, just use it. It's not illegal or immoral to use it, and your friend has it for a good reason.

Is Homosexuality a 'Handicap'?

Rob Watson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

In the file was a letter from my mother to her cousin, written in November 1992. She stated, "We are now convinced that Rob was born with a handicap and all we can do is love and support him in the same way we would with any other kind of handicap." Handicap? Really?

Please Don't Make Me Prove That I'm Disabled

Lia Seth | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Lia Seth

I try to keep the conversation light-hearted at first, but once it's clear that my conversational partner is getting a little too light-hearted, I need to make sure that they know I'm serious about the fact that the blue tag hanging on my rearview mirror is mine.

The Most Handicap-Accessible Destinations Around the World

Oyster | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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.

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 Handicapped Pass

Courtney Garcia | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I was never properly diagnosed with anxiety, but my whole family has a problem, and it doesn't take a genius to figure it out. The world could be melting into a pit of fire and I would still be worried about whether or not I have apples at home for breakfast.

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...

Sports for All

Steve Harknett | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Steve Harknett

I was with eleven people who all live with varying disabilities, and they were doing exactly what I dreamed about when I took this job one year ago: trying something new, pushing their limits, getting out of their comfort zone and eventually mastering it!

No Labels, Please

Tiphany Adams | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Tiphany Adams

I just can't stand the idea of being labeled. Yeah, I know we all do it. It is just an easy way to define people. As I live with paralysis, I realize that labels are more confining than my wheelchair.

Teen Encourages Classmates To Take Students With Disabilities To Prom

Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact

Ben Bunker had never been to a school dance. The Foothill High School senior suffers from a spinal cord tumor and navigates his away around the hal...

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

Villa for the Blind (PHOTOS)

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 02.04.2012 | World
Arthur Nazaryan

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Changing Stigmas Through Sports In Ethiopia

Alex Budman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Impact
Alex Budman

From the first second Yonas Tadess enters the gates of the school, it is evident that he is the big man on campus. The stigma that is usually applied to disabled people in Ethiopia does not apply to him.

Aspen and Snowmass -- Wheelchairs and Snowcats

Connie Lawn | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

It is a pity I cannot ski now, due to my emergency hip surgery last week. Snowmass is well-ramped, and equipped for the disabled. It houses one of the best disabled sports facilities in the country.

Jewish Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Invisible Minority

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Saperstein

We clearly need to change the way our policies address disability issues. But in order to change policies, we must also change attitudes.

Handicap Inaccessibility: My Pet Peeve for the New Year

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I am discovering that (1) the world is not set up for people who have difficulty walking or are in wheelchairs and (2) I was blind to most of these problems in the past.

India To Offer Eunuchs Special Pension Each Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India's oft-discriminated "third sex" is about to receive government acknowledgment, with thousands of the capital city's massive eunuch population ex...