Roll Out the Blogs

In Here's the Spin, News by Louise Norlie0 Comments

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 Fitzmaurice0 Comments

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 Mitchell0 Comments

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 Nelson0 Comments

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. Gregory0 Comments

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 Hoit0 Comments

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 …