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Madison opens its first playground accessible to children with disabilities

The playground includes intellectually stimulating puzzles, an accessible merry-go-round and a smooth rubber surface around the play equipment.

Oct 31, 2017
New Chicago Hospital Invests $600 Million into Bringing Discoveries to Patients Sooner

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the new home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is now open. The state-of the-art facility is a rehabilitation ho

Apr 12, 2017
‘Finding Dory’ Makes Disability Relatable

Finding Dory, the long-awaited Disney/Pixar sequel to Finding Nemo (2003), is swimming its way to the top of the box office.

Jun 29, 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
Keeping and Strengthening Friendships Post-Injury

A spinal cord injury can change friendships — in some cases making them stronger, and in other cases, causing them to end abruptly.

Apr 5, 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
Trick or Treat — In a Wheelchair

Everybody loves Halloween and the idea of trick-or-treating – adults included. Children with spinal cord injuries can join in the fun.

Oct 26, 2015
Dr. Lawrence C. Vogel is Co-Editor of a New Book on Pediatric SCI

Children with SCI need specialized care throughout their childhood and teenage years. This is an important new resource for pediatricians.

Oct 1, 2015
ADA at 25: The Changing Face of Disability

An important summary of the advances brought by the Americans with Disabilities Act by disability rights leader, Marca Bristo.

Aug 24, 2015
Mothers on Wheels

The desire to be a mother is an impulse that begins in childhood for most women. But after spinal cord injury, many women assume it's impossible.

Aug 14, 2015
Go in Feet First — Don’t Dive

“Diving is simply not worth the risk.” It is the fourth leading cause of spinal cord injury for men and the fifth for women

Jul 2, 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
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