About Linda Mastandrea

Chicago disability law attorney Linda Mastandrea is perhaps best known for being a two-time Paralympian who has set national, world and Paralympic records and won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing. Mastandrea is also a frequent contributor to New Mobility and blogger on topics related to wellness, aging, and disability. She has also worked as a consultant on emergency management and disability issues and ran for judge of the 9th sub circuit of Cook County in 2014. She lives in Chicago with her husband Jesse, cat Luna and dog Lucy.

October 2016

Wheeling into Politics

By | October 3rd, 2016|

It's not easy to run for office, but these three wheelchair users have done so successfully. Here are their experiences, tips and strategies.

June 2015

Martial Arts for Wheelers

By | June 1st, 2015|

With benefits like improved self-esteem and confidence, studying martial arts is appealing to more and more wheelchair users.

February 2014

Brazilian and American Disabled Athletes Exchange Ideas

By | February 1st, 2014|

Paralympic athletes from two different hemispheres exchange visits and learn about advocacy and friendship.

December 2013

Three Fun Ways To Stay Fit

By | December 2nd, 2013|

What's the secret to staying fit in a wheelchair? Making it fun. Here are three activities — bowling, ping pong and Zumba — that are more fun than work.

July 2013

Karen Tamley: Advocrat, Wife, Mother

By | July 1st, 2013|

A high-powered advocrat, Karen Tamley has built a rich family life and a unique version of the American dream.

January 2013

Navigating Voc Rehab

By | January 1st, 2013|

Many people with disabilities throughout the United States have taken advantage of their state’s vocational rehabilitation services, with varying degrees of success. Vocational rehabilitation services [...]

August 2012

The 2012 Paralympics: What Will London Bring?

By | August 2nd, 2012|

Like never before, there is tremendous excitement about what the 2012 Paralympic Games are going to do — for London and for the world.

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