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

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.

5 Things All New Medical Cannabis Patients Should Know

June 21, 2018

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.

REV UP for National Disability Voter Registration Week

June 18, 2018

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.

Managing Expectations with Better Communication

April 28, 2018

'Abler' blogger explores society's formulaic approach to the community of people with disabilities, citing miscommunication as most critical problem to solve.

Job Seekers with Disabilities: 8 Essential Tips for Writing a Successful Cover Letter

April 20, 2018

Everyone who focuses only on the resume, but dashes off a cover letter is missing a golden opportunity to shine before a prospective employer.

Research Matters: UTI Survey Invitation

March 30, 2018

Your feedback is vital for the National Rehabilitation Hospital to develop better diagnosis and treatment for UTIs.

How to Write the Perfect Resume for a Job Seeker with Disabilities

February 28, 2018

Your first move to landing your dream job is the perfectly executed resume. But do you mention your disability? Read on to find out.

Now That You Have Social Security Benefits, How Do You Keep Them?

February 16, 2018

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.

Disability Etiquette: Easy Tips for the Able-bodied Community

February 14, 2018

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: Reconnect to the Earth and Feel Better Fast

January 15, 2018

Ground therapy delivers nature’s outdoor healing benefits to your body indoors by reconnecting you to the earth.

Record-breaking Athlete to Launch Wheelchair Stunt Video Game

December 22, 2017

Famed wheelchair extreme athlete Trevor "Trevair" Snowden is turning his wheelchair stunt dreams into virtual reality.

Documentary Highlights the Accessible Transportation Struggle in NYC

December 21, 2017

Access Denied tackles the daily challenges of wheelchair users who seek a reliable way to get around the Big Apple.

Sitting Ground for Disability Rights Against Medicaid Cuts

November 21, 2017

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.

Each By Name Strives for a More Inclusive Society

October 25, 2017

Trailblazing conference empowers women of all abilities to actively engage in their communities to improve awareness and inclusion.

Debunking Nutrition Myths

June 20, 2017

Expose misinformation about proper health and nutrition and get on your way to healthy living.

Join the Movement! Vote With Heart!

October 27, 2016

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.