Disability Rights

As some people continually seek to redefine what an inclusive public bathroom looks like, conservative forces staunchly defend the bathroom status quo. Read more


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James Goodman

A determined detainee stands up for her rights, with a little help from her friends. Read more


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White House

Twenty years ago, a civil rights victory helped disabled people escape institutional life. Read more


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Acts of extraordinary generosity get all the press. But we’re missing the point. Read more

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Brad Dougherty

If you’re wondering what life is like for many disabled folks, think about those TV commercials for amusement parks like Great America. Read more

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The angry families and the media didn’t go away. In the end, the senate capitulated to human decency. Read more


The extra dollars that customers give to White Castle go to Autism Speaks, which could be responsible for spreading the abject fear of autism that fuels the anti-vaccination crowd. Read more


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The Trump Administration’s proposal to cut funding for the Special Olympics drew public scrutiny. Where’s the outrage over Medicaid cuts? Read more


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If you or someone you love may apply for Social Security Disability support, you should probably stay off social media. Either that or only post pictures of yourself looking totally miserable. Read more


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Molly Adams

The Medicare for All movement may be gaining steam, but so is its evil counterpoint. Read more

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Major League Baseball has agreed to stop using the offensive term. Paradigm shift? Maybe not. Read more

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The subway station nearest my house is as inaccessible to me today as it was three decades ago. Read more


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Roger McLassus

A lot of disabled folks are branded with the scarlet letter U, for “Uninsurable.” Efforts to change that are in danger. Read more


Only one place uses these devices, and it uses them to control the behavior of people with autism and other disabilities. Read more



Mike & Mckenzie

I wouldn’t describe my childhood as Santa-deprived, because I was pushy. Read more



White House

Bush deserves credit for what he did to make the ADA happen. But federal civil rights laws are just empty symbolic gestures unless the executive branch vigorously enforces them and judges take them seriously. Read more

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Not every public protest will entice change, but that doesn't mean our efforts are futile. Read more


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The way we look at caregiving plays into propaganda that austerity vultures use to justify cutting social programs. Make mine a double. Read more

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Claire VanValkenburg

Now Trump will be able to say maybe he didn’t build that wall, but he did build a bureaucratic barbed wire fence that keeps out the lazy “public charges.” Read more


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I’m supposed to be writing about how hiring disabled people is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. But I’m not comfortable carrying that message. Read more