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

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."

It's Okay to Ask for Help

August 20, 2018

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.

THC, CBD and the Cannabinoids

August 15, 2018

Though cannabis is becoming more readily available in some states, confusion about the components of this controversial plant persists. Let's break it down.

I Am 'Disabled!' I Am Lucky!

July 16, 2018

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.

Civil Rights, Not Disability Privilege

July 13, 2018

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.

Julie's Archers for Autism

June 25, 2018

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.