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Man Carries His Friend in a Backpack and Conquers the Great Wall
This is the kind of friendship everyone should be blessed with. Kevin's disability might have taken away a lot from him in life but he has such wonderful friends who ...
July 28, 2021
Woman With Bone Disorder Marries Soulmate, Together They Are Challenging Social Stigma
At 3 feet 6 inches tall, a woman from Canada who has broken close to 100 bones in ...
July 17, 2021
Supreme Court to Consider Emotional Distress Damages for Disabled Patients
This fall, the Supreme Court will grapple with the issue of whether federal civil rights laws allow compensatory ...
July 7, 2021
Man With Rare Genetic Disease Gets His 3-Wheeled Bike Stolen—Then Kind Stranger Steps In to Help
The world became significantly smaller for 31-year-old Matthew Wondra when his three-wheeled bike, a gift from his late father, ...
May 20, 2021
New Veterans Ombudsman Experienced Disability Backlog Firsthand
OTTAWA—Canada’s new veterans ombudsman says she has endured the same long and frustrating wait as tens of thousands ...
December 22, 2020
The Canadian Press
Girl With Down Syndrome Unable to Walk Until the Age of 2 Is Now a Special Olympian, Model
Special Olympian Chelsea Werner has been able to break yet more barriers for people with disabilities and inspire ...
December 12, 2020
Benefits for Spouses, Widows Are Sometimes Controversial
I’m going to start today’s column by answering a question from a reader about her potential eligibility for ...
August 6, 2020
‘I Knew I Would Find Love’: Man Born With Deformed Limbs Marries ‘Pretty Woman’ and Has Kids
Ryan Hudson-Peralta was born with severely shortened legs and shortened arms with no hands, but the father of ...
July 1, 2020
You’ll Freeze in the Dark!
Commentary Last Sunday, Mother’s Day, made me think how my mom warned me as a young teen: “Work ...
May 13, 2020
Inability to Speak English No Longer Considered in Federal Disability Programs
The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has removed a Carter-era rule that makes lacking proficiency in English a ...
February 26, 2020
Weightlifter Trains People With Disabilities in a Gym He Set Up Just for Them
Weightlifter Ned Norton is no stranger to taking on big challenges. He has been training ever since he ...
November 16, 2019
Robert Jay Watson
Mexican Man Convicted of Raping a Disabled Woman Attacks Her Again in Seattle
A Mexican man who was found guilty of raping a wheelchair-bound Seattle woman last year, attacked his victim ...
June 20, 2019
Social Security Increasingly Insecure, Experts Say
WASHINGTON–The latest Social Security Trustees report finds that the program faces large shortfalls and is only a few ...
April 28, 2019
Christopher C. Hull
Guide Dog Shows What She Does to Help Her Owner Through Airport Security Smoothly
There is an estimated 285 million people across the world that are visually impaired, with a further 246 ...
March 18, 2019
Bill Passes to Ban Abortions Based on Gender, Disability
FRANKFORT, Ky.—Kentucky’s Republican-led legislature on Wednesday, March 13, passed its latest measure to put more restrictions on abortion, ...
March 14, 2019
The Associated Press
GOP Candidate Molinaro Challenges Gov Cuomo on Disability Initiative
NEW YORK—Republican gubernatorial candidate, Marc Molinaro, released his signature initiative Think Differently at New York City Hall on ...
October 22, 2018
Disabled 8th Grader Pens Touching Letter to Mother on International Women’s Day
Chinese Internet users slam the local education bureau for not lifting a finger to help the 8th grader.
March 10, 2016
For People With Disabilities: Four Deadly Words in Georgia
In Georgia, four little words mean the difference between life and death for a small subset of people.
January 25, 2016
Families Worry as Last Centers for Developmentally Disabled Close in NYC
With the close of the Brooklyn Developmental Center, John Cosentino, a 51-year-old with a history of seizures and ...
December 14, 2015
Social Security Nightmare
Dear Kathy, I am in the midst of a Social Security overpayment nightmare. Three years ago, I ...
April 9, 2015
Unique Canadian Restaurant Attracts International Attention
A new Toronto-based restaurant staffed by deaf servers is attracting international attention for its unique concept.
October 28, 2014
Vaccinated Children Likely Still Have to Wear Masks in School, Surgeon General Says
Film Review: ‘Dune’: Denis Villeneuve’s Uneven First Half of Herbert’s Epic Novel
US Decries ‘Politically Motivated Prosecutions’ in Hong Kong
Knicks Survive Double OT to Beat Celtics 138–134 in Season Opener
Manchin Indicates Framework Deal Needs More Time
Portland Murders Highest in 35 Years, Possibly Ever
Garland Tells Lawmakers He Missed Leftist Demonstrators Attack on Interior Department
Pelosi Tacitly Confirms Reports that Sinema Opposes Tax Hikes
Federal Reserve to Ban Top Officials From Buying Individual Stocks, Restricting Trading
US Has ‘Lost Operational Control’ of Southwest Border, Senate GOP Panel Told