Allen Rucker is the author of many books, including a widely praised memoir about life after paralysis, "The Best Seat In The House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday And Was Paralyzed For Life." For more information, go to www.allenrucker.com.
Contractures are a threat to mobility. Here’s what you can do about them.
I wake up with the same troublesome question rolling around my fervid brain: Are Americans with disabilities making progress or sliding backwards?
Americans love to complain. And doggone it, we’re good at it.
It’s downright un-American to play it so safe, to obey every lock-step rule of crippled living.
This documentary on disability in the media could be a mainstream hit.
Half of you probably have a similar story and were driven mad by the experience.
Some people would show up in strange chairs made out of Legos or Lincoln Logs, or chairs with useless giant tailpipes.
People who aren’t disabled see disabled people as tragic. If the odds are ever going to get better in the full-inclusion sweepstakes, our vast community has to figure out a way of driving a sharp wedge between the word “disability” and the perceived connotations of heartbreak, pain, suffering, weakness, humiliation, flesh eating bacteria, and there-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I […]
My original assignment for this column was to write about life in a wheelchair in Los Angeles. I have strayed from this noble purpose because, a. I am in LA but not of LA, and, b. I have an eclectic mind, which is the same thing as scatter-brained. But, here is a paradox about LA […]
Attorney General Greg Abbott is running for governor of Texas. He has a record of crushing his Democratic opponents. But Texas’ disability community is fearful that he will ignore their needs. Will he stand his ground?