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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
Accenture, EY, Google, Microsoft And Other Leaders Find Great Value In Employees With Disabilities

Most individuals with disabilities encounter barriers that prevent them from obtaining employment in roles for which they are fully qualified.

Nov 6, 2017
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
Toyota Unveils Concept Car Designed For Universal Mobility

Toyota unveiled the new Concept-i Ride designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs.

Oct 25, 2017
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
19 states are cracking down on fake service dogs

The long-term goal is the creation of a national certification program and registry for legitimately trained service dogs.

Oct 23, 2017
You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different

Let me tell you about my relationship with the school desk. From my first day at Penny Camp Elementary School in 1982, it was fraught.

Oct 13, 2017
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