Skip to main content
NOTE: Terms of Service Updated 21 Feb 2018

I Live with a Disability - Social Community for Persons with a Disability

  • Published: 2010-10-24 (Revised/Updated 2013-06-05) : I Live with a Disability.
  • Synopsis: Social networking platform for people with disabilities and their families.

Main Document

Quote: "ILWAD offers a safe and friendly atmosphere, which provides for a dynamic online support community with the best that both Facebook and Twitter have to offer."

Everyday millions of people sit down at their computers or pick up their phones and log on to one of the most influential phenomenon's to capture our society; the social network.

It's hard to remember a time when Facebook, Myspace or Twitter was not a part of our daily lives. Since its inception almost a decade ago, the social networking craze has taken the world by storm. So why has our society become so captivated with this internet sensation? I believe the pure and simple answer is that it allows us to connect, share and relate to each other no matter what differences we may have or how far apart we may live.

Budding Entrepreneur Scott Sussman is now adding to this phenomenon by creating the first social networking platform for people with disabilities and their families. ( is the pioneer social networking platform of its kind, empowering the people with disabilities and their loved ones with the tools and resources they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. At you are not defined by the limitations of your disability, instead you are defined and celebrated by what you continue to overcome.

ILWAD offers a safe and friendly atmosphere, which provides for a dynamic online support community with the best that both Facebook and Twitter have to offer.

The site presents all of the benefits and appeal of larger social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, but in a controlled, monitored, and honest setting. Sussman's conception offers a place for people with disabilities and their loved ones to discuss sensitive issues with other members that are facing the same struggles.

Members can share their feelings in personal blogs and there is a multitude of informative resources being updated frequently.

This online community provides an avenue for self-expression, in which members can share and celebrate success stories, brainstorm solutions to problems that they face, encourage each other to achieve their goals, and share their battle for everlasting happiness.

We strongly encourage you to check out this one of a kind site that promotes a positive and optimistic outlook for those facing hardship and challenge. Registration and membership and is open to everyone; however, the community targets people with disabilities, their families, and supporters. Register for FREE at

Similar Topics

1 : PlusInc - Promoting Fair and Equal Treatment of People of All Sizes : PlusInc.
2 : DAWN-RAFH Canada - Working for Women with Disabilities : Disabled World.
3 : Organization Brings Hope to Those with Cluster Headaches :
4 : People with Disabilities, Family and Financial Hard Times : Wendy Taormina-Weiss.
5 : The Affordable Care Act and The Community First Choice Option : Wendy Taormina-Weiss.
From our Disability Communities & Clubs section - Full List (76 Items)

Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.

Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.

Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.

List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.

Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.

1 : Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid Correlate to Posture and Gait Difficulty in Parkinson's Disease
2 : Palliative Care Findings on Caregiver Depression, LGBT Partners, Moral Distress
3 : Circulation Journal's Go Red for Women Issue Focuses on Female Heart Health
4 : Wearable Stretchable Electronics Aid Stroke Recovery Treatment


Disclaimer: This site does not employ and is not overseen by medical professionals. Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.