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Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

I was a bit mystified recently when I bumped into the International Day of Acceptance, which this year was Jan. 20. I’d never heard of it before (it began in 2010), and wondered how one day could possibly do any good for a disability community that fights for acceptance on every level, from personal to […]

On "NCIS: New Orleans," Wheeler is for Real

On “NCIS: New Orleans,” Wheeler is for Real

Is he or isn’t he? Is the wheeler character named Patton Plame on “NCIS: New Orleans” disabled or just another Hollywood faker? These days I’m so cynical I assume any actor sitting in a wheelchair is a “pretender,” but in the case of Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, I was very wrong. Mitchell was a successful actor […]

Chelsey Jay Reynolds: Embrace, Don't Exclude

Chelsey Jay Reynolds: Embrace, Don’t Exclude

Chelsey Jay Reynolds, a 23 year old fashion model from the United Kingdom, is on a mission to change her industry. She’s off to a good start as her PSA, “Embrace, Don’t Exclude,” has over 70,000 hits. Check it out:   “Sometimes in life shi**y little things can happen to you. You just got to […]

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

When successful documentary filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with MS at the age of 25, everything changed — except his desire to make films.

A young Heidi Johnson-Wright inspires potential donors with pitiful tales about the miseries of growing up with juvenile arthritis.

Poster Child Has-Been

What ends the “career” of an adorable poster child turned teenager? Twins — two adorable poster children.

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?

Crip Buzz: January 2015

Crip Buzz: January 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.”

Letters: January 2015

Letters: January 2015

Consumer Guide, Exercise for Quads, Affordable Vans

Dems to Tammy Duckworth: No Accommodation

Dems to Tammy Duckworth: No Accommodation

Tammy Duckworth — congresswoman, double amputee, Iraq war veteran, mother-to-be — recently asked her Democratic boss in Congress to accommodate her. It seems that Duckworth’s doctor advised her not to travel during the last weeks of her high-risk pregnancy, and she wanted to cast her vote in the elections for House Democratic Caucus leadership and […]

Celebrating 25 Years of New Mobility

Celebrating 25 Years of New Mobility

Readers share how New Mobility changed their lives.