Welcome to Thisabled.com

Thisabled.com was started almost 10 years ago with a simple belief that individuals with disabilities are contributing members of society. Almost 10 years later, we have not changed our philosophy, however, we have grown to embrace the diversity and power of this community. According to the United Nations, Around 10 per cent of the world's population, or 650 million people, live with a disability. They are the world's largest minority. Here in the United States alone there are over 55 million people with disabilities. Their stories are of importance and significance to us, to their families and friends, and to the world. We continue to believe that through empowerment and societal acceptance there is no place someone with a disability can't go.

Disability News

Federal disability reaches 'end of the tracks' in 2016 if Congress doesn't act

AL.com - 1 day ago
In its annual report on the viability of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Old Age and Survivor's Insurance programs (PDF), the Social Security Board of Trustees warned Congress that...

Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month at the Civic Center

Long Beach Post - 6 hours ago
The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration to recognize October as Disability Employment Awareness Month....

Author gets personal with book on disability

Suburban Life Publications - 12 hours ago
The 56-year-old Lemont resident released the self-published book in September 2013, based on four people with disabilities she has known: her aunt Jackie; her childhood friend, Chuck; her...

The biggest backlog in the federal government

Washington Post - 2 days ago
McGarvey, who has debilitating back pain, waited seven years, including appeals, to get approval for his Social Security disability benefits. "Some nights my back pain is so bad that my animals...

Teen makes the most of his disability with horror videos that have gone viral

WABC-TV - 32 minutes ago
A rather ghoulish and bloody Halloween video was made by a local teenager and is going viral. It has received tens of millions of hits, but that's not the story that matters. What matters is this...

Area Consortium Honors Employees With Disabilities

The Chattanoogan - 8 hours ago
For the last 14 years, the Chattanooga Area Employment Consortium has hosted an annual Disability Awards Luncheon to recognize outstanding employees with disabilities, as well as employers who have...

Media Enabled Musketeers: Russian & American Filmmakers with Disabilities ...

Democracy Now - 13 hours ago
Meet the Media Enabled Musketeers, a group of Russians and Americans with disabilities who have banded together to raise awareness about disability issues through film. They have created a dozen...

Metro Airport settles disability lawsuit

Lansing State Journal - 11 hours ago
Michigan Flyer bus driver Lonnie Hoyt checks passengers names as they board his bus at Detroit Metro Airport. The airport recently relocated the drop-off and pick-up location for the Flyer bus and...

Local man doesn't let disability interfere with volunteering

Ironton Tribune - 14 hours ago
As the line of people waiting to traverse the Ironton Lions Club's Haunted Tunnel on Saturday, Steve Cahal and his son, Aaron, stood just outside the entrance. Steve was made up like a zombie...

Oscar Pistorius's disability not a factor in his sentencing, says Jacob Zuma

The Guardian - 12 hours ago
Oscar Pistorius's disability not a factor in his sentencing, says Jacob Zuma. South African president criticises defence team for arguing Olympian should be spared jail because he is disabled....

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