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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
HELP! I THINK I CREATED A WORD!
By Ben Mattlin

Watch the Today Show. Watch Dr. Phil. Read the Chicago Tribune. Go on YouTube. You'll see a new word that's causing a mild uproar.

Apr 8, 2019
THE DOWNSIDE OF “THE UPSIDE”
By Ben Mattlin

Lately, the Internet has been in an uproar over Bryan Cranston in the new movie “The Upside.” Cranston, who came to fame playing meth entr

Feb 4, 2019
Mastering The ‘Pee-Math’
By Ben Mattin

A while back, I encountered the term "pee math" online. Kooky as it sounds, I instantly understood what it means.

Jan 15, 2019
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!"

Sep 25, 2018
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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.

Aug 28, 2018
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