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

Motorist With NYC Disability Placard Blocks Curb Ramp With Car — Legally

Streetsblog New York (blog) - 9 hours ago
If you're a New York City motorist and can prove you have a disability, it seems you can by law park in such a way that make streets less accessible for people with disabilities who don't...

Ex-Piscataway teacher indicted for stealing $245K in disability while working ...

NJ.com - 17 hours ago
John Brishcar, 58, of Front Royal, Va., who was a middle school science teacher in Piscataway, applied for disability in 2003 due to "prolonged stress and chronic back pain," the state...

Defense Department Honors 2014 Disability Award Winners

Department of Defense - 12 hours ago
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 – Outstanding achievements in the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities were honored today at the Defense Department's 34th annual Disability...

Disability Awareness Luncheon hosted by TRC

State Gazette - 3 hours ago
Guest speaker David DeLaRosa of Clarksville is a former client and presently a mentor of TRC. DeLaRosa shared his life experiences of overcoming tragedies and how TRC afforded him the opportunities...

Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

BBC News - 9 hours ago
Beyond deciding which houses to trick or treat at and what face to carve into the pumpkin, families with children who have autism, learning disabilities or physical differences have more to consider...

Dysfunctional Disability Judges

National Review Online - 3 days ago
The federal government's disability fund is set to run a $75 billion cash-flow deficit this year, and the program's own judges are reportedly responsible for running it into the ground....

Injured officer reaches settlement with Bethlehem Township

Allentown Morning Call - 11 hours ago
Bethlehem Township has settled a disability claim with a former police officer, agreeing to pay David Spearko a one-time lump sum of $50,000 and a monthly disability check of $2,921. The claim arose...

Veterans caught triple-dipping on benefits

Washington Times - 23 hours ago
One veteran on disability collected nearly $210,000 in benefits in 2013, while another earned more than $122,000 — nearly three times what his actual military pay would have been — according to a...

VA Disability Claims Soar

Wall Street Journal - 3 days ago
Requests for disability pay by veterans have ballooned during the past five years, overloading many doctors who evaluate the claims and increasing the possibility of fraud, according to current and...

Jewish Umbrella Says 'Chickenshit' Damage Not Undone, Group Criticizes ...

Algemeiner - 19 hours ago
Meanwhile, the Ruderman Family Foundation, an organization that prioritizes the inclusion of people with disabilities, focused on a different Obama administration comment than “chickenshit.” In...

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