About Josie Byzek

As managing editor of New Mobility and social media manager, it’s a big part of my job to track who’s who and what’s next in the disability community. Also, to know what is working for you, and what you’d like to see covered or improved in New Mobility. How do we look? Are our stories helpful and meaningful? What would you like to see us cover next? I’d love to hear from you. My email is JByzek@Unitedspinal.org. I live with my family in Harrisburg, Pa., mere blocks away from the Susquehanna River, on which I love to fish, kayak, canoe or just sit on a rock and watch the sun go down. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, after years of trekking from one doctor after another to figure out what was going on with my body. But I’ve been involved in our community professionally since 1990, when I first got a job answering phones at the center for independent living in Pittsburgh.

June 2015

First Ever Accessible Yoga Conference

By | June 5th, 2015|

The first Accessible Yoga Conference will take place September 12-13 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and organizers are offering New Mobility readers a 10 percent discount. “The mission [...]

The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?

By | June 1st, 2015|

The Department of Labor wants all personal care workers to receive at least minimum wage and overtime. It seems only fair, but could it bring on more problems than solutions?

Crip Buzz: Awkwardly Awesome Disability Moments

By | June 1st, 2015|

When Danielle Perez, a wheelchair using comedian from Los Angeles, won a treadmill on The Price is Right, Twitter practically exploded from the irony.

May 2015

Crip Buzz: May 2015

By | May 1st, 2015|

The advice from my doctor was to check myself into a nursing home for the rest of my life, but I wanted a career, adventure, love, and sex.

April 2015

Crip Buzz: Modeling Disability

By | April 1st, 2015|

Models with disabilities took to the catwalk during ...

March 2015

Crip Buzz: March 2015

By | March 1st, 2015|

Ridiculously Photogenic Nude Wheelchair Guy.

February 2015

D.C. Cabs Given More Time to Become Accessible

By | February 23rd, 2015|

Will Washington, D.C., enforce its act requiring accessible taxis? The Washington, D.C., Taxicab Commission announced that cab companies who fail to meet the [...]

Crip Buzz: February 2015

By | February 1st, 2015|

I went to the local grocery store and a woman sparked up a conversation with me, and asked me if I did any sports. Just to be different, I said no, I am too old and broken for that. She says to me ...

January 2015

Controlling Your Opioids So They Don’t Control You

By | January 1st, 2015|

How to address pain without getting addicted to painkillers.

Crip Buzz: January 2015

By | January 1st, 2015|

In her viral Youtube parody of “All About That Bass,” Heather Schouten sings, “Yeah it’s pretty clear, these legs don’t work no more, but I can roll it, roll, swiftly across that floor.”

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