Actually, there isn’t any difference in meaning. Both words apply to paralysis of all four limbs. And both terms are used interchangeably.
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).
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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.
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.
Headlines shout: “Paralyzed People Walk Again!”
But what’s the whole story?
By Thea Flaum
I get angry every time I read a newspaper headline or see a TV news feature that shouts about an “end to paralysis” and a “miraculous recovery!"
Unlock the Mysteries of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) – – Understanding Your Disability Rights is Only a Few Clicks Away
The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas that are open to the general public.