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

5 Solid Ways Disability Healthcare is Improving

September 1, 2021

Pandemic-fueled advances in access, technology, data collection and security have converged to create welcome improvements in healthcare for people with disabilities. And they said it couldn't be done!

Breakthrough Study Reveals that Intensive Therapies Improve Motor Function in Kids with CP

June 30, 2021

Great news for kids with cerebral palsy! New research finds that intensive hand therapy improves a child's ability to move and learn regardless of how the injured brain has rewired itself, proving earlier studies wrong.

Navigating Healthcare Access and Coverage with a Disability

June 9, 2021

Nothing overwhelms quite like the mere mention of healthcare coverage. Nevertheless, its importance cannot be overstated. Ask yourself, are you receiving the best care available to you? If you are not sure of the answer, read on!

How Can Your Workplace be More Accessible to Neurodivergent Employees?

May 11, 2021

Industries are crying out for new talent, but are they creating an environment that attracts neurodiverse workers and allows them to flourish? For the sake of a competitive market advantage, they should and here's how...

Join The Fight To Make Lyft Serve People With Disabilities

May 2, 2021

Power chair user Harriet Lowell needs your voice in the battle for accessibility. Can you help her break down the transportation barriers that face more than 2.5 million Americans using motorized mobility devices?

In-Person Abilities Expos Relaunch in June

April 28, 2021

We're baaaaack! Did you miss us? The real-life Abilities Expo will begin its North American tour with a much-anticipated summer debut in the Chicago area.

4 Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

April 24, 2021

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. Though recreational use of cannabis can trigger feelings of paranoia, research shows that, when used correctly, marijuana can be very beneficial in treating anxiety symptoms.

Access Abilities Virtual Experience Online Now

March 30, 2021

A massive amount of disability resources are at your fingertips right now and until May 2 through the all-online Abilities Virtual Experience. Who's excited?

Today's Care and Tomorrow's Cure at the 2021 Reeve Summit

March 18, 2021

This April, the Reeve Summit will touch on topics and themes relevant to the paralysis community and give everyone a chance to hear from experts, ask questions and share experiences on many aspects of life living with paralysis.

How to Advocate for Your Service/Support Animal

February 23, 2021

Assistance animals enhance our abilities, our independence and our lives. While service dogs are afforded accommodations under the ADA, the legal waters are a bit murky for other support animals. Consider these helpful strategies in advocating for yours.

How to Strengthen Your Immune System During a Pandemic

February 18, 2021

Even as more and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, this is no time to neglect your immune system. Nutrition expert Tracy Williams weighs in with a variety of options for people with disabilities to help boost immunity.

Which Countries Offer an Accessible Experience for Your Study Abroad?

January 24, 2021

International experience and education creates well-rounded individuals and can be a job clincher for some. But where is this opportunity accessible to all?

How We Can Protect Our Food Supply

January 15, 2021

Ever get those pangs of guilt when your aspirations of healthy eating turn into half a bag of moldy veggies on trash day? Take control of your food waste with these with these handy tips!

How Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Intersect

January 4, 2021

Physical, mental and social health cannot really be looked at individually as one can't help but impact the other. How can society foster positive interaction between the different facets of heath? Read on!

Countdown is on…only two more days for AbilitiesVE2!

December 4, 2020

JUST ONE MORE WEEK to access all of the eye-opening content of Abilities Virtual Experience 2. Come see what everyone is talking about until midnight on December 13!

Star-studded Lineup to Amaze at Abilities Virtual Experience 2

October 30, 2020

Less than two weeks left! On Nov. 20-22, you can see the latest products, find cool tech, meet empowering disability community leaders and more...all free and without leaving your living room.

5 Steps to Write a Successful Disability Appeal Letter

June 8, 2020

You are not alone in your frustration when your disability claims get denied. You know how much your disability is impacting your life; how can they not get it? The appeal letter is your next weapon of choice...read on and wield it wisely!

Connecting Mental Health to Overall Health for Folks with Disabilities

May 11, 2020

Progress is more important than perfection in diet and lifestyle choices, says Nutrition guru Tracy Williams as she offers this and more excellent advice as she underscore the impact of healthy living on mental health.

A Message of Hope from Abilities Expo Ambassador Paul Lane

July 6, 2020

Abilities Ambassador Paul Amadeus Lane's heartfelt words convey Abilities Expo's thoughts on the struggles that underserved communities are facing in America today. This pledge calls for both honest reflection and open minds to battle existing discrimination, which has no place in any form in our society.

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.