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Nurturing Spontaneity, or Why I Love “The Odd Couple” by Ben Mattlin

My current attendant recently asked if he could leave a couple hours early on Friday.  No big deal, right?

Oct 24, 2017
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction – by Ben Mattlin

One summer some years ago, my motorized wheelchair abruptly stopped working. The joystick that controlled it simply would not engage. The chair was de

Jun 28, 2017
Quiz Answer – It’s an adaptive shampoo tray!

There's nothing like clean hair to help someone feel refreshed. This shampoo tray aid is designed to remain in place and fit comfortably

Dec 15, 2016
Indiana Woman with Quadriplegia Gives Birth

Being a parent is tough. Being a mother who can’t move her arms and legs seems insurmountable.

Jun 2, 2016
Nova and Don, a Love Story…

Spinal cord injuries are now occurring later in life. The average age at injury is now 42.6 years. Here's how one senior couple is coping.

Feb 23, 2016
Video looks at College Life After SCI

A new video featuring the stories of college students with spinal cord injuries who are attending college.

Dec 1, 2015
What SCI Family Caregivers Need to Know

A summary of suggestions from the National Caregivers Library on family caregiving after spinal cord injury.

Nov 17, 2015
Back to School: Stories of Success on Campus

Going to college is a major life change for anyone, and it may present an especially daunting challenge for wheelchair users.

Sep 16, 2015
Parents on Call – a reprint in honor of Father’s Day

A thoughtful, provocative and honest reflection on his father by Jeff Shannon, a veteran writer and frequent contributor to FacingDisability.com

Jun 15, 2015
Paralyzed Vet Walks Again

R.J. Anderson, injured in 2012 in an accident that left him with quadriplegia, walked out the door of a hospital with the help of an exoskeleton.

Apr 9, 2015
FacingDisability Featured in Exceptional Parent Magazine

Parents need all the support they can find concerning children with a spinal cord injury (SCI). FacingDisability.com shows how parents cope.

Sep 8, 2014
What Gets Under Your Skin?

As you know, navigating the world in a wheelchair means you will inevitably encounter a lot of well-meaning, but annoying behaviors.

Jun 11, 2014
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