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A teen is being hailed a hero for his simple yet compassionate act. Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old supermarket employee in Horwich, U.K., went above and beyond his job description, this past Friday. The teen took it upon himself to accompany a 95-year-old customer Bob Malloy home to make sure he arrived safely.  

When words fail of tr...

By Stephen Trumper There are moments in a life with disability that put you at a loss for words, as if a large, gnarly, mischievous toad had unexpectedly jumped into your mouth and, liking the warmth and moisture in there, decided to hang with you awhile, leaving you slightly disoriented and speechless. These moments, I […]

A jazz legend’s “...

By Louise Kinross   When Mike LeDonne’s daughter Mary was born, the mood in the room went from jubilation over what doctors said was a “textbook birth” to silence when the baby didn’t cry and was whisked away. Three weeks later Mike and his wife Margaret learned Mary had Prader-Willi syndrome. The geneticist sent his assistant—“a […]

Trailblazers Tandem C...

By Tammy Thorne Imagine being on a first date and being asked to share your weight. Well, that’s not exactly how it happened, but when Lynda Spinney joined Toronto-based Trailblazers tandem bike riding club in 1999, she had to share her weight, height, and the fact that she is legally blind so that she could […]

Let’s Play developi...

  By Jim Grove Children who use wheelchairs are getting their own brand of physical literacy programming in British Columbia. An organization called Let’s Play is helping kids with physical disabilities and mobility impairments to develop the fundamental movement skills and confidence to become active for life. Directed primarily at children ages eight years and […]

The Episodic Caregiv...

By Wendy Porch   Meet Richard and Maya. They’ve been married for 10 years. Richard is 34 years old and works at a national bank. Maya is 35 years old and works as a human resources professional within a medium-sized technology company. They have one child and are hoping, one day, for a second. At […]

Disability Hiring is ...

By Joel Dembe We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Carefully crafting a resumé to perfection. Writing cover letter after cover letter. Calling company after company, and sending out dozens if not hundreds of applications. Finding a job is no easy task. But imagine how much tougher the task of finding and securing a good job […]

On top of everything...

By Kathryn Albany-Ward Just over five years ago we decided to move our then seven-year-old son to a new school where he would be able to play sports every day. He is a very sporty child and was looking forward to it but within a week he was no longer keen to go to school. […]

900th Member to join ...

By Ingrid Muschta On July 2010, our lives changed profoundly as our beautiful and healthy son was born, and at that very happy moment, unknown to us, Down syndrome was thrust into our lives with very little understanding about the genetic condition and how it would affect our lives. The days after his birth were […]

Born Risky…Worl...

By David Donaldson Victoria Modesta is a British model, singer/songwriter and amputee who played the role of the Ice Queen in the opening ceremonies of the London Paralympic Games. Here she talks about disability, about her career, and of course, the Paralympics. Q. I read that you’re from Latvia, and that medical negligence when you were […]