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

Student loan debt: Making the disability umbrella bigger

LifeHealthPro - 11 hours ago
Who knows what will happen to product terms or prices, but Ebola may be sales rocket fuel for anyone trying to persuade young doctors to max out on disability insurance. Dr. Marcus Spencer, a...

Raise Pay for Home-Care Aides? Disability-Rights Groups Say No Way

Businessweek - 1 day ago
Alexander's comment was echoed by a group usually less inclined to criticize the Obama administration: disability-rights advocates. Critics of the new rule include Ari Ne'eman, a White House...

Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities

Disability Scoop - 13 hours ago
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, unveiled a new healthy eating symbol, “My Plate,” in 2011. New research suggests that most Americans with disabilities are...

What's it like to live with a disability? Richardson ISD students learn ...

Dallas Morning News (blog) - 10 hours ago
And I got to watch. The Richardson ISD Council of PTAs kindly invited me to its “Understanding Differences” program at the elementary school. Students cycle through stations that try to replicate...

Sociology professor draws attention to disability stigma

Lamron - 15 hours ago
Linda Ware, professor of disability studies in the School of Education and adviser of student group Students Educating About Ableism, works hard every day to promote a society where we see disability...

Is Disability Insurance Fixable?

National Review Online (blog) - 15 hours ago
According to the Social Security Trustees, the program's trust fund will be fully depleted in 2016, compelling either a large benefit cut or a large tax hike—neither option being politically...

VA Moves to Prevent Veteran Violence Over Disability Claims

National Journal - 4 days ago
Veterans must get a medical exam as part of the process for filing a disability claim for a service-related injury. Within days or weeks of the exam, veterans can see the doctor's forms or notes...

Social Security disability system near impossible to navigate without legal ...

AL.com - 5 days ago
Linda Bowen waited four years for a Mobile-area judge to approve her application for disability benefits. Her husband applied last November for benefits for himself. His hearing is still a year away,...

DoD Works to Be a Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities

Department of Defense - 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 – Walk through the Pentagon and you're bound to come across highly skilled military or civilian employees with disabilities -- including the Defense Department's...

Area businesses honored for disability employment

Progress Index - 2 days ago
Other area businesses that will receive the Disability Employment Champions Award include Kmart in Colonial Heights, Skookum Contract Services at Fort Lee and the Hardee's Restaurant in Hopewell....

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