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Kids With Disabilities

Emotional Video Of Dad's Dance With His Daughter Who Has A Disability Just Might Save Her Life

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact

McKenzie Carey loves school, competing in pageants and dancing with her dad on stage. The 12-year-old from Georgia was diagnosed at 18 months old w...

To The Troll Who Called My Son Ugly

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

This will not be the last time someone discounts my son because he is different. It will not be the last time someone makes a joke at his expense, but to actively seek out actual people to tease goes beyond cruel. It's inhuman.

17 Things You Can Say To A Parent Of A Child Who Has Special Needs Without Sounding Like a Jerk

Dr. Darla Clayton, Psy.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Darla Clayton, Psy.D.

It's not hard to change your choice of wording; it just takes a moment to stop and think.

The Important Thing To Know About Siblings Of Kids With Disabilities

Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:35pm IST (Reuters Health) - Children who have a sibling with a disability are more prone than oth...

Why Do Some See My Daughter's Life As 'Wrongful'?

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

We live in a culture where disability is celebrated as a mark of human diversity (think of Becky on Glee) and even, in some cases, genius (think of Stephen Hawking). We also live in a culture where disability is viewed as an obstacle to be overcome through prenatal testing.

Is It Time For This Word To Go?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Language is a living thing, regularly pruning words that once had benign meaning ("retarded", for instance, was a medical term for "slowed") after they take on connotations beyond their original point. This process is not just window dressing or political correctness but rather a chance and provides a regular re-evaluation of whether we are saying what we really mean.

My Child's Dream For The Future: To Have Friends

Louise Kinross | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Louise Kinross

We expected that our son's genetic disorder would leave him without some "normal" life experiences. We never guessed it would leave him without friendship.

Roger Moore Speaks Out For Disabled Kids -- How You Can Help

Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

Sir Roger Moore, better known for playing secret agent James Bond, has a very public message. As a UNICEF member for almost 20 years, Moore has been ...