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…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability"
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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…Read More of "“Jumps and Jolts”: The Ups and Downs of Living with Spasticity"
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…Read More of "Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China"
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.) Post by Nikita Aneja…Read More of "5 Things You May Not Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act"
UCP Interns Visit the White House
(Image description: Six women in their 20s posing at the White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. Three of them have dark hair and three have light hair. Five are standing and one is in a wheelchair.) As a representative of United Cerebral Palsy’s National Office, I was able to attend the White…Read More of "UCP Interns Visit the White House"
How I See Myself: A Self- Portrait Poem
[image description: a young Asian American woman with shoulder length black hair, smiling and sitting in her wheelchair outside surrounded by trees] Guest Post by Mao Yang For most of us, whether or not we live with a disability, accepting ourselves just the way we are with flaws and all can be a very…Read More of "How I See Myself: A Self- Portrait Poem"
The Story of Two “Brothers”
Gabriel Forsythe y Korzeniewicz, Program Manager of UCP’s Life Labs, created this video with his brother, Adrián, and good friend, Jake. It was originally intended as an entry in a video contest being held by a local Down syndrome nonprofit. Adrián has Down syndrome and the contest was meant to demonstrate the unique sibling relationship…Read More of "The Story of Two “Brothers”"
Golden State of Mind
This guest post was written by UCP’s Programs and Outreach Intern, Matt Golden “I had visions of making a classic, then [sic] my world turned black,” says the rapper, The Game. While lying on my hospital bed, his lyrics seemed almost strangely prophetic. After traveling halfway across the country to attend George Washington University in…Read More of "Golden State of Mind"
Access to Soccer Stadiums in the United States
One of the fastest growing sports in America is football, or as we Yanks like to call it, soccer. With the final of the last World Cup drawing a record-breaking 26 million viewers in the United States (U.S.), it is clear that soccer is on the rise. Accordingly, attendances at Major League Soccer (MLS) matches have risen as well. Whether you are like us and stand in the Barra Brava supporters section (D.C. United’s most enthusiastic fans) at RFK Stadium or prefer sitting in a more neutral environment, going to a soccer game is exciting and enjoyable. However, for people with disabilities, sports stadiums and soccer venues can pose one huge problem: Accessibility…Read More of "Access to Soccer Stadiums in the United States"
Participants Needed for Research Study on Accessibility
Researchers from the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE) at the College at Brockport, State University of New York are conducting a study to determine the accessibility of hotels and accommodation facilities with the life experiences of people with disabilities. They are seeking…Read More of "Participants Needed for Research Study on Accessibility"