August 2015

Fashionista Jillian Mercado Signs on with IMG Models

By | August 21st, 2015|

This photo was posted on Instagram by Jillian Mercado (@jilly_peppa) on Aug. 19, 2015. Jillian Mercado, the New Yorker model with muscular dystrophy [...]

3 Responses to “Do You Need Help?”

By | August 18th, 2015|

There are a few phrases I hear on the regular that most people don’t — “Hey, speed racer!” “Oh, I’m so sorry.” “You’re inspirational.” “So, [...]

Meet Preston, “The Inspectors” Character with an SCI

By | August 10th, 2015|

This fall, CBS will have a new show airing called The Inspectors. It is a crime drama about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and features [...]

President Lauds Americans with Disabilities Act at July 20 Event

By | August 4th, 2015|

Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza President Obama invited hundreds of advocates from around the nation to the White House on July [...]

July 2015

Driving a Robot, Alice Wong Meets the POTUS

By | July 31st, 2015|

Alice Wong is the first person to meet the president using a telepresence robot. Photo by Pete Souza. Disability scholar and advocate Alice [...]

June 2015

Simi Linton Awarded Medal of Distinction from Barnard

By | June 4th, 2015|

Simi Linton, one of America’s foremost experts on disability and the arts, was honored with a Medal of Distinction from Barnard College during spring commencement [...]

SCI Life: June 2015

By | June 1st, 2015|

Steph Cox is the voice of Life with a Disabled Husband, a no-holds barred blog on her married life with Ben Cox.

May 2015

Katherine Beattie: Shredding the Wheelchair Motocross Scene

By | May 20th, 2015|

Photo by Shutterschwab Katherine Beattie is shredding the wheelchair motocross scene, finishing eighth overall in her first WCMX World Championships, held in April [...]

Why is the Wheelchair so Scary?

By | May 15th, 2015|

Growing up, there was a man, Mike, who lived down the street and who used a power wheelchair. He had broken his neck as a [...]

Handling ‘Help’

By | May 1st, 2015|

Do-gooders are everywhere, eager to make a big show of helping whether you need it or not. Here’s how to handle it.

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