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Disabled People Like Me Have Always Been Vulnerable To disease. Let Us Show You The Ropes.
By Ben Mattlin

I keep hearing about how disabled people are panicked over COVID-19. As a disabled person, I know this is true. But media reports are missing an impor

May 6, 2020
NETFLIX’S NEW “CRIP CAMP” FILM COMBINES INSIGHTS AND INSPIRATION
By Thea Flaum

“Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” is a new Netflix film about Camp Jened, a summer camp for disabled teenagers that helped change the world. 

Apr 6, 2020
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Mar 24, 2020
Disability and Disease Aren’t Interchangeable

Not long ago, I was hired to do a sensitivity reading of a book manuscript, a guide for young adults about how people live with disabilities.

Mar 5, 2020
Mallory Weggemann Goes for the Gold…Again

Mallory Weggemann has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven. In 2008, an epidural injection left her with paraplegia at T10.

Feb 5, 2020
DISABILITY IN VOGUE? By Ben Mattlin

Their message is clear: We are beautiful as we are. Don't look away. Don't shut us away. Indeed, our presence can enhance the view.

Dec 2, 2019
“Quadriplegia” or “Tetraplegia”

Actually, there isn’t any difference in meaning. Both words apply to paralysis of all four limbs. And both terms are used interchangeably.

Oct 2, 2019
A Tale of Two Pretties
by Ben Mattlin
In late summer, two books by disabled women were published with strikingly similar titles: The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown (Atria Books) and Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride by Nadina LaSpina (New Village Press).

Sep 23, 2019
Ready For Download —- Introducing our New Video Series
Introducing Our New Video Series

Nobody knows what you’re going through like someone who’s already been there. They know…they’ve lived it.

Sep 8, 2019
SMA and Me: To Cure or Not To Cure, That is the Question
By Ben Mattlin

I was born before my disability could be diagnosed.  Now I'm told it can be cured.

Jun 19, 2019
SCI Pregnancy Study

PROWHD is actively looking for women with spinal cord injuries to participate in a new study about pregnancy after SCI.

May 9, 2019
Runway of Dreams Helps ‘Every Body’

The Runway of Dreams Foundation was founded by Mindy Scheier - a fashion designer and mother of a child with a disability.

May 7, 2019
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