I originally wrote this piece for the blog 107daysofaction.wordpress.com. I asked for permission to reprint it to help raise awareness on this side of the Atlantic about the story. If [...]
Thursday, April 24, was a day that I'd been waiting for that day for a long time. An FDA advisory panel finally got to thoroughly hear both sides of the [...]
When I started writing about disabilities, I’d been working with disabled people for over fifteen years. I’d been in schools and agencies as the numbers of autistic people requiring support [...]
There are some particularly insidious double standards at work here. It's time to put an end to them.
I felt like an outsider taking first steps into a world that I hadn’t realized existed. An autism outsider.
Tim Harris has a great deal to be proud of. "Tim The Man" to those who know him, he's accomplished more in his 27 years than some people accomplish in [...]
Democrat Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has introduced a bill focused on transition services for students with developmental disabilities who are transitioning to post-high school life. The legislation, known [...]
How does it make you feel when you hear a story about a mother killing her child? Does hearing that the child had a disability change how you feel? For [...]
ABC.com reports that despite sporadic appearances in the media and marketing campaigns, people with disabilities are still largely absent, and that many people feel that marketers in particular are losing [...]
A new United Nations report, "The State of the World's Children", finds that children with disabilities are the least likely to receive health care or go to school and are [...]
Donna Posont is living proof that you don't have to be able to see well to go bird-watching. Donna Posont is a field guide in Michigan who leads a [...]
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Social Security Administration, are asking for input about the best way to ensure a successful [...]
According to findings presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, the prevalence of disability in children has jumped more than 16 percent in 10 years. The reason for this [...]
Kudos to New York State for making train-the-trainer disability sensitivity training available to its law enforcement officers as of April 2013, with the stipulation that police officers that take the [...]
But my question is, where are autistic people in the creation of the movie and the movie itself? The representation of autism and disability in film should include the actual voices of autistic people.
On March 1, Eli was on a plane from Kathmandu to Los Angeles with his father, celebrating both World Down's Syndrome Day and the fulfillment of a dream. The Oregon resident, at [...]
This month, Congress clarified how states that fail to adequately fund special education services from year to year will be penalized. The changes to IDEA regulations, put forth by the [...]
by Sarah Levis Disabled people in several American cities are going without specialist care because of medical facilities that aren’t physically accessible, says a study that recently appeared in the [...]
Parents say that Gail Gagne's "Yoga for the Special Child" program is "sorely needed" at Glenwood Community Centre in Winnipeg, Canada Gagne rents space from the Community Centre to [...]
Locked-in syndrome leaves people awake and aware, but unlikely able to move or talk. But does it leave them unhappy? The largest study of locked-in syndrome to date says, "Not [...]
K.J. told police that she said "No" and "Stop" when the three ninth grade boys sexually assaulted her. She had to be physically assaulted to keep from escaping. But, because K.J. and her attackers were labeled with IQs below 50 the sex is considered "consensual".