August. Time to go into the wild. Test your courage. But if you’re like me, you may be inclined to decline.
I was thrilled when the ADA was implemented in 1992. After more than 25 years as a wheelchair user, I was sick of fighting stairways, inaccessible restroom stalls, and job discrimination. But it didn’t take long to discover that very few nondisabled people knew the law existed. And most of those who did know thought […]
Those of us with SCI know just how critical specialized rehab can be. Our fellow TBI survivors deserve the best treatment possible — sooner rather than later.
In the beginning, lack of awareness was the cause of attitudinal barriers, but today it is the opposite: Attitudinal barriers now perpetuate lack of awareness.
Five decades of elevator stories … have things changed?
First lesson: Life is anything but predictable. Second lesson: Fantasy is easier than reality.
Lately I find myself embellishing my injury story to make it more engaging.
Who would have thought that today, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the ADA, a quadriplegic high school teacher would have to fight her own government in order to keep teaching?
At NM we have a commitment to correcting a longstanding cultural bias I like to call “handicrap.”
My personalized best products list is drawn from our culture at large — in the order that I discovered them. One notable exception will be my favorite wheelchair, which I will not mention. It seems everyone needs something different in a chair. I drove my first hand-controlled car in the rehab parking lot. Soon I […]