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Disabled Well-Being



Disability doesn’t just affect our physical bodies. It affects the entirety of how we move through—and are allowed to move through—our world. Whether our disabilities are visible or invisible, whether they affect our physical movement or mental processing, whether they are a result of accident, genetics, disease, or aging: the truth is that at some point in our lives, we all fall below our social baseline of “able-bodied.” When we live in a society and culture that is oriented around individual independence instead of communal well-being, we can face layers of limitations that impact our mental, physical, emotional, and relational health. While disability does limit us, it can be helpful to recognize which limitations are in our bodies and which ones are assumptions we are making about ourselves—and each other.

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Being Disabled Doesn’t Stop Us Being Great Parents | Born Different

A family from Watford, England, want the world to know that life can be the same when living with disabilities. Faye Pearson, 29, and her husband Stevie, 26, are parents to 18-month-old Rowan. Both of their conditions are progressive, however, neither was passed onto their son, Rowan.

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About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

Based on the historic New York Times series, About Us features intimate, firsthand accounts on what it means, and how it feels, to live with a disability.

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Living Well with a Disability

Adapting to life with a disability is never easy, but there are ways to help yourself cope with limitations, overcome challenges, and build a rewarding life.

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Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, Booklist • “A candid, accessible cheat sheet for...

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The Unique Body Image Challenges Related to Disability

In many cultures, people with disabilities are often thought of as being sickly, feeble, and fragile. With those generally inaccurate perceptions of disability also come more harmful notions.

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Reflections from a Different Journey : What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew

Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment.

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Running Out of Spoons: Self Care When You Have a Disability

Despite what popular culture says, we all know that people with disabilities are not actually the same (ha!), and that what will work with self care with our disability won’t necessarily work for someone else’s.

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Anger, Depression, and Disability: Adapting to a New Reality

For many people, chronic illness/disability is not a short-term inconvenience but rather a long-term, often permanent way of life.

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“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

As it pieces together the history of disability rights in the USA, Crip Camp highlights over and over again, how the language of the Civil Rights Movement empowered the voices of disability rights organizations as they defined the language of their protests and demands.

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Leaders with Disabilities Have Instincts that Inspire Their Teams and Stimulate Productivity

These four instincts of an entrepreneur with a disability inspire teams and stimulate productivity.

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