How do you succeed in getting equipment? Connections, politeness and tenacity.
Q. My wife and I are planning to buy a home in a new development where we will be joined by our paraplegic adult son. Making the home wheelchair accessible is an important part of our plans, but we have run across some challenges in making that happen.
James Weisman, the president and CEO of United Spinal Association, sent a letter to President Trump on Jan. 23 asking him to ensure that a [...]
This is the first post of a five-part series on what repealing the ACA would mean for people with disabilities.
Thanks to a years-old administrative snafu, FEMA’s first and only director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Marcie Roth, has been asked to [...]
A fictional quad acts on his pre-planned suicide even after finding the love of his life. Two real-life disabled girls — one 5 and the other 14 — choose to die with the blessing of family members. Responding bravely, disability advocates battled widespread ignorance, melodrama and misinformation, telling the truth about living with a disability in an attempt to save lives. For their dedication, courage and persistence, NM is proud to honor them as People of the Year.
On Dec. 5, The Ruderman Family Foundation announced the winners for its 2016 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, which honors innovative organizations that work to advance [...]
A coalition of Colorado disability advocacy groups have filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Denver on behalf of six disabled Coloradoans claiming [...]