May 2014

Laughter Yoga for a Healthier You

By | May 14th, 2014|

Countless times I've been urged to take an adaptive yoga class to reduce stress and, hopefully, be healthier. But meditation and yoga poses never interested [...]

On ‘The Good Wife,’ Disabled Actors Play the ‘Bad Guys’

By | May 7th, 2014|

Christopher Imbrosciano has also performed in Chicago's Goodman Theatre's production of "Teddy Ferrara" about bullying and suicide in the gay youth community. Imagine [...]

My Love/Hate Relationship With Hotels

By | May 1st, 2014|

In this hotel room, the bed may be low but imagine trying to squeeze around it to get to the desk. I love [...]

April 2014

At Work, Are You Just One of the Workers — or ‘Special’?

By | April 22nd, 2014|

For most of us, work is the key to independence and self-worth. Our jobs get us out of bed every day allowing us to share [...]

Can a Doctor Refuse Treatment?

By | April 15th, 2014|

What happens if a doctor refuses to treat you? That happened to a friend, a wheelchair user with osteogenesis imperfecta (or brittle bone disease).  My [...]

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

By | April 2nd, 2014|

Wow, am I sitting up high now!  So high in fact, I can see over almost all the other vehicles on the road. What a [...]

March 2014

Fight Against Use of Disabled, Handicapped Terms

By | March 4th, 2014|

Juliet Martinez , Arizona's Ms. Wheelchair America 2014, wants the state to ban the use of the words disabled, handicap, handicapped and handicapping in [...]

February 2014

Books About Disability for Children

By | February 27th, 2014|

When I was raising my family, I couldn't find children's books that addressed the issue of disability in smart, eye-opening ways. There were books on [...]

Big Cheer for Wheelchair Cheerleaders

By | February 19th, 2014|

University of Illinois 1969 cheerleading squad. Author is back row, far right. I hardly ever mention what I'm about to disclose out of [...]

Broadway to be More Accommodating

By | February 12th, 2014|

John Hockenberry wrote about his experience in an inaccessible New York theater. Good news for Broadway lovers: some theaters are going to be [...]

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