Disability Negativity

Sometimes I wish I didn’t have this thing, this thing that holds me back, this thing that sets me apart. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have this thing, this thing that makes me different, this thing that makes me unique. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have this thing. If

Autism: Is it a Disability or Not?

In earlier times, autism was an almost unheard of disease. Those of us born in the 1960s, 1950s, and earlier may never have encountered a person that we knew had autism during our entire academic career. Yet many of us now have children who have received this diagnosis. With

Surviving a Disability

I have been disabled for almost four years. I did not chose to have my vision taken from me. I had a heart attack and a stroke. I was told that I was one of the lucky ones. This phrase annoyed me. I was not who I had been

Tips for Hiking with a Disability

The great outdoors offers many nature lovers opportunities and tips for hiking and biking but what about tips for those with a disability? There are many people who have always enjoyed fun activities such as hiking until they developed a disability. Here are a few tips for anyone who