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Jason Becker: In Rare Company

Jason Becker: In Rare Company

Jason Becker was a world-class guitar player when ALS struck. 25 years later, he’s still making music.

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Where are we now? What can we do?

After fighting forest fires, climbing mountains, teaching high school and falling off a roof, Murray figures it’s time to take a break.

The Myth of Work

“What do you do?” A dreaded question. How do I answer that?

Super Wonder Cripster Woman

Super Wonder Cripster Woman

When the world seems like an unfriendly place for people with disabilities, Super Wonder Cripster Woman dons her cape.

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

Our bodies may be bent, but changing habits and getting the right aids and equipment can make a difference.

The Brazilian dance troupe, Corpo em Movimento, led a workshop in Chicago.

Brazilian and American Disabled Athletes Exchange Ideas

Paralympic athletes from two different hemispheres exchange visits and learn about advocacy and friendship.

A Scene From Jeff's Final Act

A Scene From Jeff’s Final Act

An obituary is factual and brief, but a sister’s memory of her brother’s passing will live in the hearts of all who were touched by him.

Meet the WCMX Riders

Meet the WCMX Riders

WCMX is often described as “skateboarding for wheelchair users,” but given some of the tricks its riders pull off, it’s more like a cross between skating and dirtbiking. In fact, the sport’s name, WCMX, coined by back-and-front flipping Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, is a mash-up of wheelchair and BMX. The sport is still being organized, but […]

Tim Bowers 1981 - 2013

How One Person’s Choice to Die Affected our Community

When Tim Bowers had his breathing tube removed one day after his spinal cord injury, many people with disabilities were distressed — and very vocal about the questionable ethics involved.

Lessons from the River: Adaptive Kayaking Takes a Village

Lessons from the River: Adaptive Kayaking Takes a Village

Some people say that it takes a village to raise a child. It also took a village to put me back into a kayak after a paralyzing bicycle accident.