“Mother Nature Wants to Kill You”

Editor’s Note: At a time when all of us are tired, stressed and just plain bored with COVID-19 and all the precautions that go along with it, it’s

Jan 8, 2021
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 8, 2020
“Reasonable Accommodations” For All – Not Just Me
By Ben Mattlin

This summer, at the age of 57, I was finally able to fill out my own census form. In the past, I’ve had to have my wife do it for both of us. Bu

Oct 15, 2020
Voters With Disabilities Face Greater Health Risks During COVID-19

Voting With SCI – Here’s the DealAs the pandemic continues to grow, voters with spinal cord injury face serious risks from COVID-19 due to

Oct 13, 2020
Dealing With Kind Offers – “Take Two”
By: Jeff Shannon

Editor’s Note: Last week’s blog post, I’ve Been Paralyzed Since I Was 3. Here’s Why Kindness Toward Disabled People Is More Complicate

Sep 17, 2020
I’ve Been Paralyzed Since I Was 3. Here’s Why Kindness Toward Disabled People Is More Complicated Than You Think
By: Rebekah Taussig

Editors Note: This is a boldly honest look at how people with paralysis have to deal with “overly kind” (well-meaning) offers of help. It&

Sep 10, 2020
Coping with Covid-19 and SCI

We asked our private Facebook group of more than 4,000 members to tell us how they’re coping during the pandemic. Here are some of their favorite st

Aug 10, 2020
Getting Back Your Sex Life
By Stephanie Lollino

“Now that I can’t feel anything in my legs, my arms and on my skin – how am I going to be able to feel sex again?”

Jul 7, 2020
Friends and family, spinal cord injury
Spinal Cord Injury Personal Experiences – Coping with Friends and Family

How do I deal with my friends and family who don’t understand my spinal cord injury?—That’s one of the issues that people in our private Faceboo

Jun 30, 2020
dealing with anger
Spinal Cord Injury Personal Experiences – Dealing with Anger

Our private Facebook group, “You Are Not Alone– Dealing with Spinal Cord Injury,” does much more than help individuals find hope; it offers

Jun 22, 2020
Marriage and disability
Living with a Disabled Spouse

Marriage is one of the hottest topics among members of our private Facebook group. In a recent thread, we asked a question about marriage, which broug

Jun 15, 2020
Fighting COVID Loneliness from a Wheelchair
By Stephanie Lollino

A world pandemic may have cramped your style – keeping you from your usual activities and seeing co-workers and friends.

Jun 7, 2020