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Disability and Domestic Violence

In Relationships & Family by Mel AshfordLeave a Comment

Over a quarter of American women and 1 in 7 men suffer violence and abuse at the hands of their romantic or sexual partner. However, domestic violence can be more challenging if the victim has disabilities.  Living with a disability or disabilities means that we’re subject to more violence and …

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I Define Disability Pride.

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Sheri DenkensohnLeave a Comment

July was Disability Pride month. As I reflect on my disability and the upcoming 38th anniversary of my accident on August 22, 1983, where I sustained a spinal cord injury, my mind is filled with questions and some answers. What does Disability Pride mean to me? Fundamentally, I define myself …

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ADA 31st Anniversary

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Sheri Denkensohn62 Comments

My ADA Anniversary Wish List This has been an unprecedented year for the disability community. As we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we can reflect on many events that highlight the accomplishments and power of individuals with disabilities. Occurrences such as the film, “Crip Camp,” being nominated for …