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- Seth McBride

A New Grant Opportunity for Artists and Innovators with SCI. Is 'Medicare for All' Medicare for Us? Trevor Kennison is on Another Level. Exploring the Galápagos Islands. Living Through the Sting of Disability. Help NM Help Prospective College Students.

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- Seth McBride

The grant is open to people with SCI who have creative projects that need funding.

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- Seth McBride

Nurses on Wheels: Battling Bias, Finding Their Niche. Personal Care Robot to Debut at Tokyo 2020. Dealing With the "Normies". Reinterpreting Body Language.

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- Tim Gilmer

Despite facing many of the same barriers that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disabilities

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- Brook McCall

How do you convey all the subtleties of nonverbal communication when you don’t have full use of your body?

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- Max Woodbury

The islands and animals that inspired Charles Darwin can now inspire you, no matter your abilities.

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- Richard Holicky

Finding a silver lining amidst pain, unwanted health issues and society’s cruel eye is a lot for anyone to handle.

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- Regan Linton

Everyone agrees that #AbledsAreWeird. Here's some advice on how to best handle annoying ABs.

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- Kate Willette

If ever there was an industry that could use some disruption, SCI research is it.

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- Ian Ruder

Mullin dedicated himself to studying SCI rehab and recovery. Now he is one of the founders of the Center for Neuro Recovery.

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- Shaun Heasley

The U.S. Department of Education is laying the groundwork for a reauthorization of the nation's primary special education law.

- Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

A service provider known for taking on individuals with some of the most challenging conditions is facing multiple lawsuits alleging abuse and neglect.

- Michelle Diament

In what developers say is a first, an entire neighborhood of brand-new homes is set to hit the market that is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities.

- Suzanne Garofalo, Houston Chronicle/TNS

Much like ABC's "Shark Tank," the Reactor Room puts adults with autism in front of a panel of business leaders and innovators with connections and ideas that can lead to a meaningful career.

- Kristen Taketa and Deborah Sullivan Brennan, The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

In some areas, federal and state dollars for students with disabilities aren't growing with special ed enrollment and parents and advocates say kids are being denied services as a result.

- Zachary Hansen, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS

The operator of a nonprofit pleaded guilty to being involved in scamming adults with disabilities out of money they were entitled to through Medicaid, authorities said.

- Shaun Heasley

For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.

- Michelle Diament

New federal figures indicate that autism prence among young children is on the rise.

- Neal Morton, The Seattle Times/TNS

One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.

- Gabrielle Russon, Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Joining its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center, a move that's meant to make the theme park more accessible to people with disabilities, the company said.

A reader writes about the disabled people who were killed by the Nazis in Aktion T4, “the so-called euthanasia program that was a testing ground for the Holocaust.”

Funding for the Special Olympics may have been restored, but many more important programs are still on the chopping block.

Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.

Its foreign minister says the country’s new criminal code — which makes adultery and gay sex punishable by stoning — is intended to deter.

Cillian Jackson, a 2-year-old with a genetic condition that makes mobility difficult, is now on the move thanks to a high school robotics team in his Minnesota hometown.

Harsh punishments based on a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, which also include amputations and whippings, have prompted an international outcry.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was questioned by House Democrats over a budget that proposes cuts to funding for the organization that holds the Special Olympics.

Scientists are testing nearly two dozen treatments that might stop the disease. But enrollment in the trials is very restricted, and few children qualify.

A well-regarded philosophy professor, Dr. Silvers knew the subject firsthand, having had polio as a child.

Being part of the disability community means constantly losing friends and allies. I don’t expect that to change.