Roll Out the Blogs

In Here's the Spin, News by Louise NorlieLeave a Comment

Many online disability magazines, including Audacity and Ragged Edge, have added a listing of personal blogs. Many personal blogs also feature a listing of other related blogs. These are nicknamed “blogrolls.” I have spent many hours drifting through these blogs and am overwhelmed with not only their increasing quantity, but …

Reel Life: A Disability Film Festival

In Here's the Spin, News by Susan FitzmauriceLeave a Comment

Assistive listening available. Wheelchair Accessible. Sign language interpreters or descriptive narration available on request in advance. Please refrain from wearing heavily scented personal care products. Tickets $20.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Detroit- Wayne County Center for Independent Living Co-sponsored by the Dearborn Commission on Disability …

U.S. Teens with Disabilities Going Abroad!

In Here's the Spin, News by Melissa MitchellLeave a Comment

Mobility International USA and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) announces the release of its first online issue of A World Awaits You (AWAY), a web-based journal describing the successful experiences of individuals with disabilities in volunteer, internship, cultural and educational programs abroad. AWAY stories answer frequently asked …

Buddy Bike

In Here's the Spin, News by Jake NelsonLeave a Comment

You would think that with the many sacrifices parents must make in caring for a disabled child, activities like bike riding would not be a major concern. It’s hard enough teaching a disabled child in painstaking, time consuming methods what other children might pick up instantly, so why make things …

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DISABLED VOICES FROM BEHIND BARS

In Here's the Spin, News by Damian P. GregoryLeave a Comment

Leslie Estimable, Jesus Perez, Andre Crespo and Angel Blanco all have felt the isolation and loneliness that can come only from having a physical disability. But, all four men have had to deal with an additional burden-being disabled-while living behind bars. They are forced to deal with their own vulnerabilities …

Ms. Wheelchair 2005

In Here's the Spin, News by Judy HoitLeave a Comment

Long before the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in the early 1990s, there was the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant blazing a trail to educate the general public on issues facing people with disabilities. This July 20-23, 2005 is an opportunity to support a great …