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A new airline policy for traveling with a support animal requires 48-hours notice—a problem in case of emergencies, which is exactly when one really needs support. more

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In Heaven, is everyone a non-disabled white man? more

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In a society where the guy with biggest gun rules, I’m a sitting duck. more

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David Galbraith

Tales of “drive-by lawsuits” are like those hair-raising stories about welfare fraud. They make for blaring headlines but in the grand scheme of things are not that common. more

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Nick Youngson (Alpha Stock Images)

Close your eyes, and conjure up an image of an autistic kid. What springs to mind? Is the child a boy? more

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Office of the Speaker

Children's healthcare was a bargaining chip in the latest showdown in Congress, but with the government shutdown over for now, Republicans are planning more healthcare cuts. more

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C-SPAN

Stephens delivered a dramatic rebuke of the notion that people with Down Syndrome and their families lead lives of perpetual suffering. Republicans gave him a standing ovation but voted against him anyway. more

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When your monthly income is $763, and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment where you live is $861, you’re screwed. more

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After major blowback and a legal threat from the ACLU, the state funds a vital program—for a few more months. more

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The Republicans want to cut Medicaid without thinking about the consequences. more

Magazine

“It will be increasingly important to maintain our public image as useless and miserable.” more

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Imagine not being able to get out of bed without help from aides. Now imagine being told you will no longer receive that help. more

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For millions of disabled Americans, Medicaid is like our obnoxious but lovable uncle. It has its problems, like any government run program, but it gives millions of disabled Americans a fighting chance. more

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Gage Skidmore

The Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill was just one more reminder that Republicans are fair-weather friends to disabled Americans. more

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Peter Kaminski

Chicago’s proposed ordinance raising airport worker wages still leaves wheelchair pushers hustling. more

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Jamie

The anger Lewis generated among many disabled people is just as much of a part of his legacy as the money he raised to help them. more

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Maybe someday, if a person doesn’t want to serve me, she’ll just have to say, “I’m sorry, but giving beer to a guy in a wheelchair is against my religion.” more

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Executive Office of the President of the United States

Somewhere deep within the White House is a computer programmed to sniff out anniversaries of historic civil rights milestones and issue trite, hypocritical proclamation templates insincerely honoring those events. more

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Disabled people playing dead on McConnell’s floor sums it up brilliantly—showing exactly what will happen if he gets what he wants, and exactly who is to blame. more

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