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
Utilizing the Power of Sport to Change Perception of Disability
Nearly a decade ago I became a member of the disability community, a community that at the time I knew nothing about.
Nov 27, 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
The debate about authentic portrayal of people with disabilities in film is making headlines.
Oct 3, 2017
How I navigate the NYC subway system in a wheelchair
David Choi exposes the challenges and physical barriers many wheelchair users face when using public transportation.
Sep 21, 2017
ROLLING ROLE MODELS ON TV – By Ben Mattlin
Recently, an important anniversary passed quietly. Important to me, anyway. It was 50 years since the TV show “Ironside” first aired.
Sep 19, 2017
How This 27-Year-Old Filmmaker Is Helping People With Disabilities Own Their Narratives
Reid Davenport was born with cerebral palsy and has dedicated his life to giving people living with disabilities a voice in today’s narrative.
Aug 28, 2017
QUIET ACTIVISM by Ben Mattlin
Earlier this summer, social media (and a smattering of conventional media, too) were filled with images of disability-rights activists’ protests
Aug 21, 2017
Fashion for all abilities
Shopping for and choosing clothes is challenging enough, but for people with some forms of disability it’s even harder.
Aug 18, 2017
Doctors with disabilities – are they the answer?
Even with the enactment of the ADA, people with disabilities still don’t have equal access to accessible healthcare.
Aug 11, 2017