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More than 300 disability advocates and former patients of Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center demonstrate in protest of the decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to close the facility in 2003.

Remember Rancho!

Can advocates save the prestigious rehab center from closure? The answer will tell volumes about the future of independent living. While those of us with disabilities sit smugly behind the walls of protection created by the ADA and other laws of importance to the disability community, those same walls are showing definite signs of crumbling. […]

An All-American Fourth of July

Craig Hospital, in Englewood, Colo., is a spinal cord injury rehabilitation facility, so there’s nothing unusual about seeing people using wheelchairs around the neighborhood. But on this early evening, their meanderings take on a discernible pattern. Wheelers, many with helpers pushing, are crossing the streets, lining the sidewalks. The movement is away from the bright-hot […]