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This Man Ditched Wall Street To Start A Business That Hires People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Ben Wright began seeing the world differently when his two youngest children were born with Down syndrome. He realized educational and career oppo...

No Masks Allowed: Dating When Your Teen Is Transgender

Mary J. Moss | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Mary J. Moss

Should I wait until I am in a serious relationship and absolutely sure the guy is right for me and will be supportive of my son? If I do wait and find that I have developed feelings for this man only to discover that he won't be supportive of my son, then I must end the relationship. So since I won't know how supportive he'll be until I take off my mask and test the waters, that's what I do.

All the Feels on Wheels: How Internalized Ableism Has Influenced My Relationship Endeavors

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Internalized ableism is something that has drastically affected how I have viewed my relationship potential, and I felt it necessary to talk about it so that people understand it a little better, and so that any persons with a disability who have experienced it will not feel so alone.

How to Talk to Kids About Disability (and Voldemort)

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

Voldemort is so freaking scary that if you even speak his name, all manner of horrors could rain down upon you. The kids at Hogwarts knew better than to mess with him because, just like we teach our kids in the real world, it's best not to talk about bad things.

When A Little Girl Felt Sorry For My Son

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

I felt it more than I heard it. Deep in my stomach, in that place right below my breastbone. The place where I keep all my fears and my sadness. I felt it like a kick in the ribs.

Miss Iowa, Born With One Arm, Inspires Young People And Their Parents To Move Past Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

Nicole Kelly has all the qualifications you'd expect a beauty queen to exhibit -- a sincere disposition, an ambitious attitude, a friendly personality...

A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings

Sarah Costa | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

Of the world's 51.2 million people displaced by conflict and persecution, an astonishing 7.7 million are persons with disabilities. While many of their disabilities are longstanding, many are new, like Zeinah's, the result of war-related violence.

Getting Involved Gives Back

YAI | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
YAI

I saw the great work my friend was doing at YAI and as someone who tries to make a positive difference in the world by raising money for causes that I'm passionate about, I was happy to be part of the event.

Inspired By His Paralyzed Wife, This Combat Vet Created A Line Of Badass Wheelchair Tanks

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact

If life gives you lemons, Brad Soden will likely tell you to make lemonade. He's just a no-excuses type of guy. "People in wheelchair's got a probl...

Prankster Targets Jerks Parking In Spots Reserved For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

Thanks to this Portuguese-speaking prankster, inconsiderate drivers will think twice about pulling into a reserved spot. Earlier this month, a vide...

Education for All Often Means Education for Some

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

With only 500 days before the end of the current Millennium Development Goals on December 31, 2015, the education goal to secure universal primary education remains distant.

Boys in Chairs: Navigating Our Sex, Sexuality and Sex Appeal in Attendant Care Programs

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

To all those of us living somewhere between independence and an institutional structure: Let's talk about sex and remind those working with us that there is so much more to us than just our activities of daily living (ADL). We deserve the right to have awesome daily loving too!

Shocking Photo by Shaq -- No One Cares, They Care About Donald Sterling!

John Robinson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
John Robinson

Advocacy against discrimination for individuals with disabilities is the last frontier against personal hate in America; it's time to channel our collective outrage at making a difference.

This Man Without Hands Plays The Piano And Reminds Us All We Can Accomplish Anything

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News

When a man with no hands creates beautiful music on a piano, we're forced to pause and rethink the seemingly insurmountable challenges in our own live...

Companies Ask Workers with Disabilities to Check the Box and That's a Good Thing

Joe Entwisle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

Hiring people with disabilities is a strategy that smart companies will want to put into action today. The voluntary self-disclosure form marks the beginning of an opportunity for both companies and job seekers alike.

Experts Told This Artist Her Dream Was Impossible. It's A Good Thing She Didn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

British artist Sue Austin continues to push forward in ways even top experts never thought possible. Austin, who has been using a wheelchair for n...

Veteran Who Lost His Legs Brought To Tears By Treatment At Six Flags

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact

A veteran with disabilities was brought to tears by the treatment he received -- in front of his teenage daughter -- at a Six Flags in Texas. Sgt. ...

Joseph Erbentraut

How One Woman's Quest To Change The Face Of Beauty Might Actually Be Working

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.11.2014 | Good News

CHICAGO -- For Palos Park, Ill., mother Katie Driscoll, it all started with one photograph. When Driscoll's sixth child was born, the mother of fiv...

A Matter of Worth

Janet Froetscher | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Janet Froetscher

One of the most dramatic findings of this research is that only 44 percent of adults with intellectual disability aged 21-64 are in the labor force. This compares to 83 percent of working-age adults without disabilities who are in the labor force.

5 Things I Would Say to My Younger Self About Having a Disability

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

When the rare invitation comes along to do something else, you might be reluctant to skip what you had planned for something that may or may not work out well. Do it.

Out of the Shadows

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities number in the hundreds of millions, yet they too often live in the shadows of society. Subject to stigma, prejudice, shame, and abuse, they are often denied access to food, school, health care, and social integration.

5 Things I've Learned From Having a Disability

Alyssa Silva | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

You get to decide how you want to handle those hardships because you are the pilot on this journey. You can either feel sorry for yourself and all of your troubles, or you can learn to move on and lead a life of happiness. The choice is up to you, and only you.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

Stop Saying 'Wheelchair-Bound' And Other Outdated, Offensive Terms

Posted 11.01.2013 | Impact

By Zachary Fenell, the Mobility Resource Discussing disabilities may feel like trying to avoid metaphorical tripwires. One innocent misstep and ...

The Disability Vote

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
Kristin Duquette

In a democratic society, voting is a fundamental right for everyone; however, people with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to the polling place.