About Ben Mattlin

Ben Mattlin is a New York Times op-ed contributor, an NPR commentator and author of Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity. His writing has appeared in such well-known and diverse publications as Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, WashingtonPost.com, and the children’s television program, “Biker Mice from Mars.” Born in New York City in 1962 with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital muscle weakness, Mattlin graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1984. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, their two daughters, a cat and a turtle.

November 2016

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November 2010

Beating the Flu

By | November 1st, 2010|

Every year some 24,000 Americans die from influenza infection, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year the swine flu caused [...]

April 2006

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