"Disability will affect the lives of everyone at some point in their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this"
About 1 in 5 people in America currently has a disability and according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, 33% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Some people are born with a disability, others become disabled as a result of an illness or injury, and some people develop them as they age. Almost all of us will have a disability at some point in our lives. Disabilities make it harder to do normal daily activities. They may limit what people can do physically, however most people with disabilities work, play, learn, and enjoy full, healthy lives.
One of the key challenges for a person with a disability in today's world is to be seen by the public, to be portrayed in media outlets, and treated by health care professionals, as an individual with their own abilities, and not just stereotyped as a "disabled person". The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide information to the public via our informative articles, news service and educational videos.
- 25% of Mothers Wonder Whether Special Needs Evaluation is Needed for Their Child
(Mar 11, 2014) - Report Life in a Special Needs World - A study of moms of children with special needs comparing their opinions on health and happiness of children in their communities - Parents
- SOAR: Dance Concert and Documentary Finale at Newmark Theater
(Mar 11, 2014) - Information regarding a documentary film about Kiera Brinkley a quadruple amputee and her sister Uriah Boyd - Susan Hess Logeais
- Interdisciplinary Care Best for Chronic Pain However Insurance Coverage Falls Short
(Mar 10, 2014) - Physician leaders calling for evidence based interdisciplinary care as standard to treat chronic pain and want insurance payers to step up to provide adequate coverage - American Academy of Pain Medicine
- People with Autism and Aging
(Mar 10, 2014) - Article looks at some of the issues that can occur when children with autism reach maturity and become seniors - Thomas C. Weiss
- Medical Marijuana not Recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia Symptoms
(Mar 09, 2014) - Article explores risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy - Wiley
- DAWN-RAFH Canada - Working for Women with Disabilities
(Mar 09, 2014) - Information regarding founding and mission of DAWN-RAFH to end isolation, poverty, violence and discrimination experienced by women with disabilities - Thomas C. Weiss
"People with disabilities are the worlds's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time."
Famous People with Disabilities
List of people with disabilities who have contributed to society.