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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
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
United Spinal Association Invites the Disability Community to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

The online survey takes about 10 minutes and will impact policies related to parking for people with disabilities.

Oct 26, 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
Acting Disability

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
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