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
‘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
A Story of Triumph After Setback
Angela, who was recently interviewed for our website, rediscovered a sense of herself she feared was lost after her injury.
May 6, 2016
Giving Thanks – In Memoriam
A brilliant Thanksgiving essay by Jeff Shannon, a veteran writer on disability issues, and a regular contributor to FacingDisability.com
Nov 23, 2015
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
Back to School: Stories of Success on Campus
Going to college is a major life change for anyone, and it may present an especially daunting challenge for wheelchair users.
Sep 16, 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
Jumping is Nice — But Think Twice
As summer approaches, parents worry about trampoline injuries. Their worries are justified.
May 18, 2015
FacingDisability Featured in Exceptional Parent Magazine
Parents need all the support they can find concerning children with a spinal cord injury (SCI). FacingDisability.com shows how parents cope.
Sep 8, 2014