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By Rob Woods October 18, 2021

How to launch your political career if you have a disability

Are you considering making a run for office? People with disabilities have long been underrepresented, but that means it’s increasingly important to take an active role in politics. If you feel called to a position but aren’t sure how to get started, read on for some helpful tips below: Choose Your Affiliation If you...

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By Rob Woods September 28, 2021

How the arts can benefit children with learning disabilities

For children with learning disabilities, being involved in the arts can help in emotional and cognitive...

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By Julia Lant September 21, 2021

Cerebral palsy is what my daughter HAS, not who she IS

When I was told I was pregnant with twins almost 18 years ago, I was both scared and excited. Little did I know that...

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By Rob Woods September 13, 2021

A guide to help you set up a safe, fun and Autism-Friendly backyard

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, kids want to get outside more often. However, if your child is on...

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By Disability Insider August 24, 2021

We want to hear your experience of life with a disability

People with disabilities face many physical and attitudinal obstacles on a daily basis. Not being able to watch...

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By Rob Woods July 20, 2021

A guide to creating an accessible bedroom

If you or your loved one requires an accessible home, you likely already know the challenges of finding the perfect...

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By Aqeel Qureshi July 06, 2021

Disability is always severely punished in times of crisis

Whenever things go wrong for a country, either by natural disaster or a pandemic, it has always hit persons...

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By Abdel Dahim July 05, 2021

One man’s life journey living with a disability

The difficulties in life are not your inability to achieve what you want, but your inability to push away what you don't want. Born in the month of August in Morocco, I am the youngest of five children. I was born with a curvature of the left foot and required surgery at the SOUISI hospital in the capital city of Rabat when I was...

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By Shayla Brown June 04, 2021

Young Actor: See Talent First, Disability an Afterthought

I am an actor who is blind. This is my truth, but it doesn’t dictate who I am or what I’m capable of achieving in this world. My background story begins when my mother gave birth to my twin brother and I at a mere 28 weeks. At just over two pounds, we were born with a common premature condition called retinopathy of...