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Making Hope When the Medical System Can't

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Autonomic disorders, like POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, sometimes called simply Postural Tachycardia Syndrome) and Neurocardiogenic...

Invisible Illness: How to Sustain Hope?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Imagine a world in which it's extremely hard to find doctors who take seriously that your discomfort is really physiological, a world in which the right treatment for you is elusive. That's the world of autonomic disorders.

The No-Win Hypocrisy of Christian Abstinence (and Infinities)

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Cynthia Jeub

So Green told a story, and it garnered various responses from the Christian world. It made us think, and maybe that's what stories should do. Maybe it's better than pretending to have all the answers about sexuality and eternity.

How My Disability Made Me a Better Person

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

But I do have MS. I am a woman living with a disability. I've made peace with that a long time ago. And making peace with it allows me to focus on what I CAN do, rather than what I CAN'T.

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 05.16.2014 | 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.

Disabled Man Settles Lawsuit With Delta After Complaint That He Was Forced To Crawl On & Off Flights

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

HONOLULU (AP) — A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit ag...

Air Travel Tips for Seniors With Special Needs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Flying can be physically exhausting for anyone, but for seniors with health issues or physical limitations it can be extremely challenging. Here are a few tips that can help.

Getting Checked

Katharine Dixon | Posted 06.14.2014 | DC
Katharine Dixon

Keeping homes maintained is important to residents' health and safety. In a city like Alexandria with so much older housing and many homeowners of lim...

10 Ways To Make Traveling Easier For People With Disabilities

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Stand up once in awhile during the flight to stretch your legs to avoid leg cramps. If you can't walk up and down the aisle, stand in place and stretch your neck, arms and legs as best as you can.

Adults With Disabilities Find Joy and Acceptance in Creative Expression

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

What talents lie behind those with physical impairments that confine them to a wheelchair, or those with intellectual disabilities that limit life activities such as work and living independently?

Two Professors Create Souped-Up Toy Cars For Kids With Disabilities

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

By Catherine Cheney, NationSwell.com Cole Galloway’s workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. There are piles...

Super Bowl Was a Victory for People With Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Hopefully, Derrick Coleman's success, coupled with the technology highlighted in the Microsoft ad with Steve Gleason, will show that wherever there is a disability, there is also ability.

Beauty and the Self-Concept: Perceptions of Beauty for the Disabled

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

How we figure out who we are is based on the feedback we get from other significant people in our lives, or reflective appraisal, It is something we all do especially when it comes to our personal beauty. For me, being disabled, with and without the wheelchair, I often have eyes on me.

8 Misconceptions About Life With Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

Unless you yourself are paralyzed or you know someone who is, how could you possibly know everything about our world? So I'm here to set the record straight on some common misconceptions.

Community: A Gift for the Jewish Future

William Daroff | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

Inclusion means ensuring everyone can access Jewish institutions and activities, and understanding that each one of us has a role to play so that all people are welcome and can participate meaningfully.

I'm Disabled But Can't Get Rid of My Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I was hit by a drunk driver, suffering several acute compression fractures in my neck and back, ribs, di...

Empowering the Intellectually Disabled Through Sport

Mary Davis | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Mary Davis

The vast majority face a life of prejudice and discrimination, loneliness and limitation. Our number one challenge in Special Olympics is to end that.

10 Tips to Enable People With Disabilities to Get Jobs

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Back in the old days, people with disabilities didn't have access to quality education. Now, thankfully, with better access to education and technology some of the smartest and most productive people on earth are people with disabilities.

Ill Will for Goodwill

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeff Norman

Generally, nobody seems to think anything is wrong with doing volunteer work for a nonprofit. Would it satisfy critics, then, if Goodwill were to pay nothing rather than a small stipend?

Why Are You Questioning My Need for a Wheelchair?

Beth Griffiths | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Griffiths

There are many reasons why a person uses a wheelchair, but the biggest thing to remember is this: if you do not know the person then why they use a wheelchair is none of your business.

Don't Expect Much

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

As the parent of a differently abled child, this release of expectation has changed the way I parent, and it has released me from the shackles of expectation -- shackles I didn't even know I had. Every day is a new day, every day is a surprise.

Disabilities Can Teach Us How to Live

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI frequently hear my able-bodied friends say, "I would rather be dead than be a quadriplegic, have a severe stroke or a brain injury." Bold talk from the strong and healthy, but what would they really choose?

Texas Theocracy: Today They Destroyed the Republican Party

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

God was nowhere near the signing of that bill into law today in Texas -- nor was the Constitution of the United States of America.

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...

LOOK: #ThisAbility Social Media Campaign Is Beyond Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact

A new social media campaign is using uplifting stories to raise awareness for grim facts. UNICEF recently launched its annual the State of the Wor...