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

W.Va. center gets disability education grant

Charleston Gazette - 3 hours ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A center that helps educate West Virginia parents of children with disabilities is getting a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Rep. David McKinley announced...

McHenry County families struggle to find disability services

Northwest Herald - 17 hours ago
McHenry-based Pioneer Center for Human Services has 10 group homes, one of which is for children diagnosed with autism, said its director of intellectual and developmental disability services, Sam...

Former NYPD Officer Pleaded Guilty in Disability Insurance Fraud Scheme

Wall Street Journal - 2 days ago
A retired New York Police Department officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a Social Security Disability Insurance fraud scheme dating back to 1988 and involving dozens of admittedly bogus...

Disability Today and John Scalzi's Great, New Novel 'Lock In'

Huffington Post - 7 hours ago
Lock In, the latest novel from John Scalzi, one of the best-known authors currently writing in the genre, engages these questions through the framework of disability and assistive technology. The...

Disability fraud

Fenton Tri County Times - 3 hours ago
Today, the Social Security Disability program now funds nearly 12 million Americans, up 20 percent in the last six years, according to a recent report on TV's “60 Minutes.” Its budget of $135...

Olney's smashmouth drama 'Colossal' tackles football, disability and sexuality

Washington Post - 7 hours ago
Hinderaker originally explored dance and disability in a previous script that slowly metamorphosed into the current play. When “Colossal” had a workshop production at the Kennedy Center in 2012,...

How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled

Huffington Post - 22 hours ago
Last year, around 3 million people applied for Social Security disability benefits, but two-thirds of them were denied, because most applicants fail to prove that they're disabled and can't...

Rock Climber Overcomes Disability in Bid to Compete in World Championship

DNAinfo - 9 hours ago
Two years ago, Payne took up rock climbing through a program for people with disabilities at Brooklyn Boulders. Now, after winning the bronze this July at the paraclimbing national championships, he...

Former Maui Officer Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Maui Now - 21 hours ago
A former officer with the Maui Police Department filed a lawsuit alleging disability discrimination against the County of Maui and former Police Chief Gary Yabuta following the officer's...

Plaintiff says insurer denied payment because of SSDI

Southeast Texas Record - 7 hours ago
The plaintiff says the defendants were wrong in misrepresenting the terms of the policy, which does not say the SSDI disability payments must be approved solely on the basis of disability caused...

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