November 2013

Senate Hearing Packed: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

By | November 13th, 2013|

Maryland ADAPT organizer Crosby King watches the CRPD hearings. Photo by Virginia Knowlton Marcus. After a disappointing defeat last year, supporters of the [...]

Meet Sabrina Dellinger – Rising Paralyzed Lifestyle Blogger

By | November 12th, 2013|

This passionate blogger couldn't resist sharing her experiences. Her blog is definitely one of the most attractive I've seen representing life with a spinal cord injury.

Even old hotels can be accessible

By | November 11th, 2013|

Old photo of Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo, NY, which has been renovated to be completely accessible. We celebrated a big family wedding over [...]

What Nondisabled People Think When They See Us

By | November 8th, 2013|

We all like to think we know exactly what people are thinking when they look at us, but in reality we're wrong a lot more [...]

Bully Pulpit: Bowers: Did Docs Follow Consent Rules?

By | November 8th, 2013|

Where was the Hippocratic Oath for Tim Bowers — the moral lynchpin of the medical profession — to first “do no harm,” when it was most needed?

Dead Too Soon or Right To Die?

By | November 7th, 2013|

Tim and Abbey Bowers were expecting a child. Last Saturday Tim Bowers was paralyzed from the shoulders down when he fell out of [...]

Congratulations NYC Advocates for Winning Emergency Planning Lawsuit!

By | November 7th, 2013|

I can remember so clearly the day Hurricane Irene hit where I live in Central Pennsylvania. It was the year of very bad storms that [...]

Facing Five Miserable Months of Winter as a Wheeler

By | November 6th, 2013|

Whether you live in Miami, California or anywhere warm, get ready — this is the blog post that will make you feel better about yourself. [...]

Wheelchair Racer Tatyana McFadden Wins Major Marathons

By | November 6th, 2013|

Wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden rolled into the record books, as she became the first person to win all four major marathons in one year (Boston, London, Chicago [...]

Just let me vote!

By | November 3rd, 2013|

Once inside the voting booth, the curtain would close, I would lift my then-toddler onto my lap and direct her to the levers she [...]

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