New Rehabilitation Centers Act Honors AbilityLab’s Dr. Joanne Smith
The Dr. Joanne Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Act of 2022, will recognize rehabilitation research facilities and the unique role the
Jan 3, 2023
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
What I Learned While Researching a Book About Disability Pride
by Ben Mattlin
If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in disabilities (or people who have them). The good news is, you're not alone.
Mar 29, 2022
Britney Spears Guardianship is a Disability Rights Case
By Ben Mattlin
Last month, pop star Britney Spears went to court to protest the guardianship she’d been under since 2008. She told a judge in Los Angeles that
Jul 27, 2021
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
Disability and Disease Aren’t Interchangeable
Not long ago, I was hired to do a sensitivity reading of a book manuscript, a guide for young adults about how people live with disabilities.
Mar 5, 2020
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
“NOT ALL CRIPS ARE CREEPS” by BEN MATTLIN
The esteemed Public Radio host John Hockenberry and world-famous artist Chuck Close were both accused of sexual improprieties.
Jan 11, 2018
ALIVE AT 55! By Ben Mattlin
For someone like me - born with a progressive neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy -
that feels like a big milestone.
Dec 5, 2017
Self-Driving Car Tech Can Help Another Form of Transport: Wheelchairs
This innovation can change millions of lives today without introducing a single car to the road. Think: self-driving wheelchairs.
Nov 20, 2017
My daughter doesn’t have ‘special’ needs. She’s disabled.
Like most parents, I think each of my children is special.
Nov 10, 2017
Google’s new plan to create more accessible offices
A holistic approach to universal design wants to make the workspace better for all.
Nov 7, 2017