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What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability

Safe, affordable, and reliable access to sexual and reproductive health services is an important thing for anyone engaging in sexual activity, and it is something everyone needs to talk about, and it is especially important to make sure disability is considered in the conversation. As we have mentioned before, the existence of disability does not…

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Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2014 Shares Journey to Parenthood

Are you a person with a disability who has ever wondered whether or not you would one day become a parent? Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2014, Kelsey Kleimola, shares her journey to parenthood.

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What You Need to Know about Preventative Care and Disability

Mature doctor conversing with mother and daughter in his office

  Having a disability doesn’t make you immune to the typical health care needs that everyone experiences, but sometimes it can make it more complicated to access the preventative care you need to stay as healthy as possible. In the second installment of the What You Need to Know series, we intend to tackle preventative…

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Living and Learning in the Nation’s Capital: My Internship at UCP National

(Image Description: A 21 year old woman with short, dark hair looking in the distance.)     When I first signed up for an academic internship program in Washington, DC through my college (University of California- San Diego), I had no idea that I was about to embark on the most rewarding and altering experience…

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What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability

Safe, affordable, and reliable access to sexual and reproductive health services is an important thing for anyone engaging in sexual activity, and it is something everyone needs to talk about, and it is especially important to make sure disability is considered in the conversation. As we have mentioned before, the existence of disability does not…

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Redefining the Role of People with Disabilities in Healthcare Research

[Image Description: A girl with light skin, blonde hair, and glasses, wearing a blue dress and scarf smiling at the camera] What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word, “research?” Maybe you think of book reports and term papers, or maybe your mind goes to Hollywood depictions of people…

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Living with Cerebral Palsy: A Nigerian Perspective

Guest Post by Tobiloba (Tobi) Ajayi, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow [Image description: A young woman with dark hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange blouse is seated and smiling at the camera.]   My family members are storytellers, so I didn’t have to wait a long time to understand why I couldn’t do certain…

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Speak for Yourself: Self Advocacy and Your Health

As a young adult with a disability, I hear the term, “self advocacy” a lot. My mother has always encouraged me to prioritize my own needs, and express them to other people. In the disability community, “nothing about us without us,” is a common slogan, used as a constant reminder that people with disabilities need…

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Disaster Preparedness Month: Tips and Tricks to Help You Live a Life without Limits

  Disaster preparedness is a challenge for anybody. It is never easy to plan for unexpected events, and make sure you will have everything you need to stay safe and healthy in the event of an emergency. However, living with a disability often means you may have extra considerations to think about when preparing for…

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“Jumps and Jolts”: The Ups and Downs of Living with Spasticity

[Image description: A young woman with dark hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange blouse is seated and smiling at the camera.]   It is a running joke in my family that I jerk involuntarily and freeze whenever there is too much stimulation around me, or if  I’m anxious or stressed. This is…

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Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China

[Image description : A 26 year old woman with black hair sitting on a gray rock with mountains in the background, smiling at the camera.]   Since I was born and raised in mainland China, some of my foreign friends used to ask me, “why do I never see people with disabilities in China? Does…

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5 Things You May Not Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act

(Image Description: Photo of President George H. W. Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on the South Lawn of the White House. Evan Kemp and Justin Dart are in wheelchairs beside President Bush. Rev. Harold Wilke and Swift Parrino are standing behind President Bush.)

  (Image Description: Photo of President George H. W. Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on the South Lawn of the White House. Evan Kemp and Justin Dart are in wheelchairs beside President Bush. Rev. Harold Wilke and Swift Parrino are standing behind President Bush.)   Post by Nikita Aneja…

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