Current events and issues for the disabled community.

No one begrudges a wheelchair user who pulls their conversion van into an accessible parking space. But what about people with disabilities that you can't see?

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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

Workplace Discrimination: What Qualifies as Reasonable Accommodation?

May 1, 2020

Some employees with disabilities may be afraid to rock the boat and ask for what they need to succeed. Ask!!! Providing reasonable accommodation is an employer's obligation, but savvy ones will see it as an opportunity.

Coronavirus Feels a Lot Like my Everyday

March 30, 2020

The stakes are highest for people with disabilities and compromised immune systems, whose symptoms can already have a very COVID-y feel. Girls Chronically Rock's Keisha Graves shares her take on quarantine life.

Highly Effective Job Management Tips for Single Moms with Disabilities

March 27, 2020

When the world resumes its pace, you'll go back to juggling the kids, the job and your disability. Get ready ahead of time with some helpful tips.

New York Metro and Toronto Abilities Expo Postponed Due to COVID-19

March 27, 2020

The last few weeks have been like nothing any of us has experienced. In our efforts to help flatten the curve, we have postponed two shows and are providing updates from the community.

GMA’s Robin Roberts to Headline Disability Summit

January 29, 2020

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s inaugural Reeve Summit 2020 will bring thought leaders and individuals from the paralysis community to share life-changing information, improve quality of life and advance their cure agenda.

Decimating Barriers at Abilities Expo

November 26, 2019

It’s a giant 3-day celebration of ability, complete with life-changing tech and limit-pushing challenges for the disability community.

Great, Use-Now Tips on Career Success with a Disability

October 29, 2019

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.

RAMPing up to Save Lives with Emergency RED BAG Movement

September 12, 2019

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.

Aspiring Doctor with CP Galvanizes Support for Alternative Paths to Med School

August 19, 2019

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.

Because I Said I Would

August 14, 2019

A dream team of volunteers with developmental disabilities back the efforts of a unique not-for-profit to turn good intentions into action.

Signs Your Chronic Illness Is in the Way of Your Driving

July 3, 2019

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.

3 Things Able-Bodied People Take for Granted

June 20, 2019

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.

Check Your Catheter for Chemical Warning Labels

June 10, 2019

In California, Prop 65 now requires medical supply manufacturers to publish their product's harmful chemicals components right on the packaging.

Under 65 and on SSDI? What You Don't Know May Be Costing You

April 7, 2019

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.

TheStrokeChannel.TV Offers Needed Support for Survivors

March 28, 2019

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.

New Accessibility Symbol Promotes Inclusion

March 16, 2019

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!

Finding Expo as Child Shapes a Life and Career

January 22, 2019

The much-anticipated second episode of the #AbleToLove campaign highlights the profound contributions of this popular figure from the disability community.

We Are All #AbleToLove

December 4, 2018

The new #AbleToLove campaign celebrates the dynamic community that has grown out of four decades of Abilities Expos.

Don't Ignore Suicide in the Disability Community – Live On!

November 23, 2018

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.

Abilities Expo Bids Farewell to an Icon in the Disability Community

November 26, 2018

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.

Autism and ADHD in Adults: How Music Helps

October 26, 2018

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.

How to Determine Career-Fit: A Guide for People with Disabilities

September 25, 2018

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!

Making the World Accessible with the new TravelEZ

September 17, 2018

Positioning itself to be the future TripAdvisor for Accessibility, Travel EZ delivers a fun tour of Boston with highly detailed access information.

Addiction Treatment for People with Disabilities

September 10, 2018

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.

Cure Advocates Pay It Forward, Helping Newly Injured Nationwide

August 20, 2018

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."