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Trumpcare Protester: Republicans 'Would Rather Arrest People With Disabilities Than Take Care Of Us'

On Thursday morning, dozens of disabled rights protesters gained national attention when they staged a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, chanting, “No cuts to Medicaid—save our liberty!” Shocking images and video of Capitol Hill Police removing men and women from wheelchairs and dragging them…

Private School That Turned Away a Girl In a Wheelchair is Being Investigated Private School That Turned Away a Girl In a Wheelchair is Being Investigated

Harper Oates is a 5-year-old girl who was born with a spinal injury that left her a quadriplegic. After testing, she was found to have the same or higher cognitive abilities as other children her age and plans were made for Harper to join her older sisters at a private school in their town of Brookline, Massachusetts,…

This Sure Looks Like Reince Priebus Taking a Seat Reserved for Disabled Passengers This Sure Looks Like Reince Priebus Taking a Seat Reserved for Disabled Passengers

On Tuesday, just one day after Donald Trump issued yet another statement denying mocking a disabled reporter, incoming White House chief-of-staff and current RNC chairman Reince Preibus appears to have opted to sit in a seat reserved for disabled passengers on a New York City-bound Amtrak.

Study Says 95 Percent of Disabled Characters Are Played by Able-Bodied Actors Study Says 95 Percent of Disabled Characters Are Played by Able-Bodied Actors

A new study revealed what we probably all would have guessed about how disabilities are represented in media: Rarely, and usually not by people actually living with those disabilities.

Me Before You Critics Take Issue With the Movie's Ending, Depiction of Disabled People Me Before You Critics Take Issue With the Movie's Ending, Depiction of Disabled People

In addition to being a potentially crappy film whose one good byproduct is this Jessie Ware song, Me Before You has also become a controversial movie among disabled people and advocates for people with disabilities.

My Silent Home in the World My Silent Home in the World

The first time was at a coffee shop in the Old Jaffa port of Israel. There is a deaf-and-blind theater company there, and next door a coffee shop staffed entirely by deaf employees raises money for the theater. There are laminated menus there that show basic signs in Hebrew Sign Language.

American Airlines Worker Leaves Offensive Note On Passengers' Luggage American Airlines Worker Leaves Offensive Note On Passengers' Luggage

James Moehle and Angela Huckaby were flying home to Houston when their bag was misplaced. That sucks. I once had to wear a robe for two days because my luggage got lost and I refused to put on a Hawaiian shirt if my life depended on it. (PSA: Wearing a robe for two days is wonderful and I suggest everyone try it.)…

This Ad For World Down Syndrome Day is Making Me Ugly Cry This Ad For World Down Syndrome Day is Making Me Ugly Cry

In the run up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, an advocacy organization has released an ad called Dear Future Mom that made me cry ugly, ugly tears.

Ohio Town Removes Service Mini-Horse of Girl with Disabilities Ohio Town Removes Service Mini-Horse of Girl with Disabilities

After city officials forced a family to remove a service animal used by their daughter, a family in Ohio has filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mega-Inclusive Swiffer Ad Features Interracial Couple and an Amputee Mega-Inclusive Swiffer Ad Features Interracial Couple and an Amputee

Swiffer is the latest company to feature an interracial couple happily utilizing their product, and that's obviously a wonderful thing that hopefully one day will be so commonplace we won't even be compelled to talk about it anymore.

People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image

"It's special to see yourself like this." That's what one woman says when a mannequin resembling herself is unveiled.

Warm and Fuzzies! Warm and Fuzzies!

My friend just linked to this article on Facebook and I love it! A fashion photographer photographs people with disabilities in a way to emphasize their humanity and show them as beautiful. From the article:

Adorable Lil’ Puppy With Cleft Lip Helps Kids With Facial Differences Adorable Lil’ Puppy With Cleft Lip Helps Kids With Facial Differences

Never in my life have I had the occasion to rock back and forth and stare at my computer screen with adoration, whispering, "I love you, Lentil." This is because I think healthy, high protein foods are the devil's seed (mozzarella sticks forever). That's changed now, however, and it's all because of this sweet…

Kids With Special Needs Compete in 'Miss You Can Do It' Pageant Kids With Special Needs Compete in 'Miss You Can Do It' Pageant

The documentary Miss You Can Do It, which premiered on HBO last night, is a heartwarming look at the beauty pageant of the same name that celebrates little girls with special needs and challenges, founded by Abbey Curran, who has cerebral palsy and was the first woman with a disability to compete in the Miss USA…

GOP Senators Ensure Spots in Hell by Voting Down Rights of People with Disabilities GOP Senators Ensure Spots in Hell by Voting Down Rights of People with Disabilities

Earlier today, a clear majority of Senate GOP voted to block a treaty to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. They did so in front of Bob Dole, the former Senate Majority Leader from Kansas, who arrived in his wheelchair on the Senate floor to support the treaty. BTW, the alternate…

Watch Politicians Get Thrown Off Script When Disabled Adults Interview Them Watch Politicians Get Thrown Off Script When Disabled Adults Interview Them

Politicians are completely full of it, especially during interviews with journalists, and especially during an election year. So what happens when a news team consisting of only developmentally disabled adults tries to get past the votemongering spin and to the truth? A new movie shares their eye-opening, hilarious,…

Attention, Blind Shoppers: Ann Taylor Store Wants You and Your Service Dog to Get Out [Updated] Attention, Blind Shoppers: Ann Taylor Store Wants You and Your Service Dog to Get Out [Updated]

In a politically incorrect twist on the infamous shopping scene from Pretty Woman, a legally blind shopper was barred from shopping at a Salt Lake City area Ann Taylor last weekend because she had a dog with her, even after she explained that she was dependent on the service animal to get around.

Starbucks Pays $75,000 For Firing Dwarf Barista Starbucks Pays $75,000 For Firing Dwarf Barista

Starbucks will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed when a barista who has dwarfism was fired after asking for a stool. During Elsa Sallard's training in 2009, a manager decided that she would pose a danger to customer and employees and let her go. In addition to the settlement, Starbucks…

Dubai Doctor Recommends Premarital Genetic Testing

In celebration (?) of International Rare Diseases Day, a doctor in the UAE has recommended that couples get tested for genetic disorders before marriage in order to prevent producing babies that have rare and expensive conditions. While from a logical standpoint this makes sense, as some would argue that it's…

Intellectually Disabled Man Banned From Sex Intellectually Disabled Man Banned From Sex

A British court has banned a man with an IQ of 48 from having sex, on the grounds that he "does not have the capacity to consent to and engage in sexual relations." Is this really fair?

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