Actually, there isn’t any difference in meaning. Both words apply to paralysis of all four limbs. And both terms are used interchangeably.
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction – by Ben Mattlin
One summer some years ago, my motorized wheelchair abruptly stopped working. The joystick that controlled it simply would not engage. The chair was de
FacingDisability.com Unveils Redesigned Website
After 19 months in development, FacingDisability.com is proud and relieved to announce that we have just reinvented our website. It has a cleaner
“ME BEFORE YOU” COULD BE AN INVITATION TO SUICIDE
“Live Boldly! Live Well! Just Live!” shout the ads for the tear-jerking melodrama “Me Before You,” which can be seen as invitation to suicide.
Commentary: ‘Me Before You’ perpetuates idea that the disabled should consider suicide
"Some people with disabilities have already begun to protest the new movie, "Me Before You," which opens Friday in the U.S."
Indiana Woman with Quadriplegia Gives Birth
Being a parent is tough. Being a mother who can’t move her arms and legs seems insurmountable.
There’s Nothing Like a Good Tear-Jerker…
A funny, on-target response to the new movie "Me Before You," by a young film-maker with quadriplegia.
Counter Balance Presents
Counter Balance VII, a wheelchair dance concert, recently showcased a mixed company of able-bodied dancers with those using wheelchairs.
Paralyzed Man Uses Mind-Power to Move Hand
Five years ago, a diving mishap left Ian Burkhart with quadriplegia. He has regained some use of his hand through a breakthrough in medical technology
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.
Keeping and Strengthening Friendships Post-Injury
A spinal cord injury can change friendships — in some cases making them stronger, and in other cases, causing them to end abruptly.
Actor Uses Exoskeleton Onstage
Michael Patrick Thornton is getting rave reviews for his performance as Shakespeare's Richard III while wearing an exoskeleton.