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 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.

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.