Current Events and Policy: Making a Difference in the Community
When the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1991, civil rights activist Justin Dart, Jr. said, "It is the world's first declaration of equality for people with disabilities by any nation. It will proclaim to America and to the world that people with disabilities are fully human; that paternalistic, discriminatory, segregationist attitudes are no longer acceptable; and that henceforth people with disabilities must be accorded the same personal respect and the same social and economic opportunities as other people." more
It’s a giant 3-day celebration of ability, complete with life-changing tech and limit-pushing challenges for the disability community.
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, check out this sage advice on forging a successful career from people with disabilities who are already making it happen for themselves.
In an emergency situation, you can’t assume that you will be able to tell first responders about your disability, your medication and your life-saving needs. Let the RAMP Red Bag do the talking for you.
Her academic career has been exemplary. Her determination to become a medical doctor is palpable. She has never allowed her cerebral palsy to impede her progress and doesn't plan to start now.
A dream team of volunteers with developmental disabilities back the efforts of a unique not-for-profit to turn good intentions into action.
Girls Chronically Rock's Keisha Greaves loved her RAV4. Follow her personal journey to learn why and how she came to the decision to part with it and explore other methods of transportation.
Keisha Greaves has some eye-opening advice for the temporarily able-bodied and their "Able World Problems." Great share for those wonderful people in your life who don't quite get it.
In California, Prop 65 now requires medical supply manufacturers to publish their product's harmful chemicals components right on the packaging.
We get it. Navigating disability benefits has all the allure of eating sand. But what if there are programs and benefits you don't know you qualify for? There are people who can help.
Do you know the signs of a stroke? Are you a stroke survivor in need of a little help in getting your life back? Keep reading. TheStrokeChannel.TV can help.
The Forward Movement's nationwide series of symbol-painting events revolve around spreading the dual message of ability and inclusion. Their philosophy of open source activism encourages communities across Canada to take up the brush on their own!
The much-anticipated second episode of the #AbleToLove campaign highlights the profound contributions of this popular figure from the disability community.
The new #AbleToLove campaign celebrates the dynamic community that has grown out of four decades of Abilities Expos.
Society's reaction to disability can sting long after individuals have adapted their lives to the disability itself. The #LiveOn Movement reaches out to those at risk to let them know they are not alone.
The loss of our dear friend, Mark Smith of Quantum Rehab, is profound. It was a privilege to know this wonderful man and we join the rest of the community in missing him.
Studies show that, because of the way it triggers different sections of the brain, music is a viable tool for improving concentration and productivity in adults on the spectrum.
You're on the job hunt! Sure, it's daunting to match your abilities to your dream job but keep these tips in mind and you'll be on your way!
Positioning itself to be the future TripAdvisor for Accessibility, Travel EZ delivers a fun tour of Boston with highly detailed access information.
Studies show that millions of people with disabilities are also coping with substance use disorder. Effective treatment must take into account the unique challenges the community faces.
Peer support is crucial to recovery. It's great to be surrounded by health professionals and loved ones, but it's crucial to connect with people who have "been there."
Really. It is. You can be fiercely independent and wildly self-sufficient, but it's still okay to get by with a little help from friends.
Though cannabis is becoming more readily available in some states, confusion about the components of this controversial plant persists. Let's break it down.
Writer James Lynch feels that life is a culmination of the decisions that you make. He decided not to let cerebral palsy stand in his way.
Why are we treating civil rights as privileges bestowed on people with disabilities? In fact, the world benefits when a level playing field allows the talents of the disability community to shine.
Archery empowers a little girl with Autism to make friends and, in turn, she empowers an organization to create a giant fundraiser benefiting Autism research.