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 teenager and was my friend Megan’s uncle. Whenever we were bored, she would drag me to his house so we could ask him for a free ride on his wheelchair, […]
Alice Wong, an academic researcher and disability advocate from San Francisco, wanted to do something unique to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, so she created the Disability Visability Project. Her project, which documents personal stories from across the disability community, recently received a boost from StoryCorps, the largest oral history […]
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 just about every other subject a child could be interested in, but none I felt would open the door for a conversation about disability in language that kids understand and […]
The Jim and Martha Greenwood Fund will provide $1.3 million dollars in scholarships for SIU students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing degrees in science and engineering.
You know the story: Famous Superman actor has unthinkable accident, experiences near-death and wrestles with his will to live. Assured by his beautiful wife that she will always be there for him and that his children need him, Christopher Reeve, now a vent-dependent quad, decides he wants to live …
A great way to find your path in life is by attending a community college. Although this path doesn’t hold the prestige that a four-year college does, community colleges don’t have the high price tag of four-year colleges, either. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, average full-time tuition at community colleges ranges from […]