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
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.
So you have made the decision to include medical cannabis in your treatment. Now, follow these steps to educate yourself, your peers and even your medical professionals.
Less than half of the community of people with disabilities voted in the last election. REV UP is working to increase those numbers and raise awareness to the power of the disability vote.
'Abler' blogger explores society's formulaic approach to the community of people with disabilities, citing miscommunication as most critical problem to solve.
Everyone who focuses only on the resume, but dashes off a cover letter is missing a golden opportunity to shine before a prospective employer.
Your feedback is vital for the National Rehabilitation Hospital to develop better diagnosis and treatment for UTIs.
Your first move to landing your dream job is the perfectly executed resume. But do you mention your disability? Read on to find out.
Never make the mistake of thinking your Social Security benefits are permanent. Use these tips to help ensure you continue receiving the support you deserve.
It's not that hard, folks. A little common sense, a little Golden Rule and we've got a world that is more inclusive and friendly to all.
Ground therapy delivers nature’s outdoor healing benefits to your body indoors by reconnecting you to the earth.
Famed wheelchair extreme athlete Trevor "Trevair" Snowden is turning his wheelchair stunt dreams into virtual reality.
Access Denied tackles the daily challenges of wheelchair users who seek a reliable way to get around the Big Apple.
Arrested during the ADAPT-led protests on of Senate offices, Stephanie Woodard shares her personal experience and commitment to protecting the rights of the disability community.
Trailblazing conference empowers women of all abilities to actively engage in their communities to improve awareness and inclusion.
Expose misinformation about proper health and nutrition and get on your way to healthy living.
Amidst one of the most divisive elections in American history, an initiative has been set into motion which calls the disability community to unite and pledge to #VoteWithHeart.