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Bully Pulpit: Outdoor Adventure for Wimps

Bully Pulpit: Outdoor Adventure for Wimps

August. Time to go into the wild. Test your courage. But if you’re like me, you may be inclined to decline.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Winning Hearts and Minds

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 […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Specialized Rehab and TBI

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.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Hidden Barriers

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.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Elevator Tales

Five decades of elevator stories … have things changed?

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Geezer Wisdom

First lesson: Life is anything but predictable. Second lesson: Fantasy is easier than reality.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: The Neverending Story

Lately I find myself embellishing my injury story to make it more engaging.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Penalized for Working

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?

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Who We Are and Why

At NM we have a commitment to correcting a longstanding cultural bias I like to call “handicrap.”

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: My Top Four Products

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 […]