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Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: Who Cares?

I’d make every kid in the class go through a Scared Straight program about life after disability. Instead of a day in jail, it would be a day and night in a smelly, run-down “care” facility.

Handling 'Help'

Handling ‘Help’

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

Mike Ervin

Ervin: Famous Cripple Roles

The love the Oscar people have for the artistic accomplishments of fake cripples doesn’t discriminate.

Quads and Achingly Perfect Straight Pant Seams

Quads and Achingly Perfect Straight Pant Seams

There are a lot of strange things that can happen to the mind when you’re paralyzed. One of the biggest is feeling trapped. As a result, you want to control things in life that you still have the power to do so. One of the biggest of these, a target I’ve seen used time and […]

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Fear Factor

The response from walkies will be, “Are you nuts? Go there after sundown?”

Mike Ervin

Ervin: Bumper Snickers

Nobody expects a cripple to be some kind of hippie, pot-smoking, commie, fetuscidal, athiest maniac.

Shannon DeVido Cast in "Difficult People"

Shannon DeVido Cast in “Difficult People”

Comedian Shannon DeVido’s star has been on the rise since a February appearance on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and landing a role on the upcoming Hulu original series Difficult People, produced by Amy Poehler. Joining the cast of Difficult People has been the biggest break in
 DeVido’s career. “It’s a really cool opportunity […]

Shannon DeVido Lands New Role on Hulu

Shannon DeVido Lands New Role on Hulu

You may not have heard of Shannon DeVido yet, but you’re about to. The 32 year old from Philadelphia with spinal muscular atrophy just landed one of the biggest roles for a person with a disability to get in a long time — a part in Amy Poehler’s latest project “Difficult People.” In “Difficult People,” […]

Married to the Chair: Three Adventures on Wheels

Married to the Chair: Three Adventures on Wheels

Think a bowel program can’t be funny? Steve Christians manages to find the humor in everyday adventures on wheels.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Coming Deluge

I wake up with the same troublesome question rolling around my fervid brain: Are Americans with disabilities making progress or sliding backwards?