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NEW RESEARCH STUDY:
“I AM NOT THE DOCTOR FOR YOU”
By Thea Flaum

A new study of what physicians really thought when they encountered a patient with a disability in their own offices.

Dec 1, 2022
GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE—NO, REALLY!
by Ben Mattlin

In Charles Dickens' immortal A Christmas Carol, Tiny Tim—the crutch-using young son of Bob Cratchit—is the epitome of a disability trope.

Dec 1, 2022
Promising New Research
On Moving Past Paralysis

Electrical stimulation that uses a newly designed implant has the potential to transform the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries. 

Oct 25, 2022
Why I Will Miss Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show”
By Ben Mattlin

TV host Trevor Noah recently announced that he’s leaving “The Daily Show”

Oct 17, 2022
Two New Resources For Spinal Cord Injury

Our growing paralysis resource section has some new updates.

Oct 3, 2022
As a disabled person, I know: American bootstrap culture is a lie
A Perspective by A. Andrews from The Washington Post

There’s a toxic root to the notion that we should all ascribe ourselves to impossible tasks.

Sep 19, 2022
I AM NOT YOUR SUPERCRIP
by Ben Mattlin
Beware the inspirational disability story

Supercrip stories are a subset of “inspiration porn.” And to me, they’re offensive and do a serious disservice to the disability community.

Sep 1, 2022
Embarrassing, Uncomfortable
and Risky: What Flying Is Like for Passengers Who Use Wheelchairs
By Amanda Morris / Photographs by Scott McIntyre

Charles Brown has always loved flying. He loves the steady roar of the engine beneath him.

Aug 17, 2022
ADA 32nd Anniversary Advances
By Stephanie Lollino

Last week, disability communities across the nation celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Jul 29, 2022
New Transportation Bill of Rights is Nothing New
By Ben Mattlin

Editor's Note: Many people who use a wheelchair know that flying can be a nightmare.

Jul 21, 2022
Pregnancy and Spinal Cord Injury

Ten days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and ended women’s 50-year-long right to abortion.

Jul 6, 2022
Mental Illness Is A Disability –
Not A Public Threat
By Ben Mattlin

May was supposed to be mental health awareness month. That’s ironic, considering how much depressing news there was—

Jun 2, 2022
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