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“Quadriplegia” or “Tetraplegia”

Actually, there isn’t any difference in meaning. Both words apply to paralysis of all four limbs. And both terms are used interchangeably.

Oct 2, 2019
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

Jun 28, 2017
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

May 9, 2017
“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.

Jun 3, 2016
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."

Jun 2, 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
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.

May 31, 2016
Counter Balance Presents

Counter Balance VII, a wheelchair dance concert, recently showcased a mixed company of able-bodied dancers with those using wheelchairs.

May 26, 2016
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

May 12, 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
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.

Apr 5, 2016
Actor Uses Exoskeleton Onstage

Michael Patrick Thornton is getting rave reviews for his performance as Shakespeare's Richard III while wearing an exoskeleton.

Mar 15, 2016
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