For individuals living with disabilities, the health care environment can often be overwhelming. From physical access to attitudes, the experience often comes with a variety of barriers. From now until April 10th, we want to hear your stories of what matters to you when it comes to your health care experience. Snap and photo…Read More of "“What Matters To You?” Contest"
Join us for Speak for Yourself presents “What Matters to You?: A Guide to Patient-Centered Research for People With Disabilities.” When: January 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm This webinar will explore how people with disabilities can advocate for their own health needs in a way that centers the focus on what is important to the individual….Read More of "Webinar"
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…Read More of "Living and Learning in the Nation’s Capital: My Internship at UCP National"
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…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability"
“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"
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"
“Warrior Cowboy”: On Strength, Persistence, and Gratitude in Life and Art
“Storms are a constant in our life, but no matter what happens to us — our spirit will never be destroyed.” -Shane Michael Taylor Guest post by: Shane Michael Taylor As a nationwide release of my single and music video “Warrior Cowboy” is currently succeeding, you might be inclined to ask- how did he do it?…Read More of "“Warrior Cowboy”: On Strength, Persistence, and Gratitude in Life and Art"
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"
I’m Still Me: On Living, No Matter What Your Address Is
Guest post by Joanne Grana October 15, 2014. That was the day my life changed forever. That was the day I left the home I had lived in for 57 years. That was the day I moved into a facility. Moving to a facility was not my choice. I was hot lined by an…Read More of "I’m Still Me: On Living, No Matter What Your Address Is"
UCP Explores Women’s Disability Issues at the White House
A few weeks ago, during my first week here at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), my coworker, Kaitlyn and I were invited to an event at the White House. The event was exclusively for young women with disabilities…Read More of "UCP Explores Women’s Disability Issues at the White House"