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'They stole my life away': women forcibly sterilised by Japan speak out

Eugenic Protection Law subjected 16,500 people to forced sterilisation and was aimed at eliminating ‘inferior’ children<p>Junko Iizuka* was 16 when she was taken to a clinic in north-east Japan and forced to have a mystery operation that, she later discovered, would prevent her from ever having …

Japan

The Future of Disability Rights in the White House

<i>An interview with Maria Town, outgoing disability liaison at the Office of Public Engagement.</i><p><b>By David M. Perry</b><p>Greenpeace protesters unfold a banner …

The White House

Trapped: My life with Cerebral Palsy by Fran Macilvey | Cerebral Palsy | Pinterest | Cerebral palsy, Books and Cerebral palsy awareness

Ash Harding

Introduction and thank you for my page rolling toward the ENZONE experiencing life on wheels

10 People Discuss Life With Disability And Illness

"I don’t want anyone to pity me; I just want people to respect me like they do everybody else.”

What The Parents Of Children With Special Needs Want You To Know

"She's taught me what is important in life: dogs, Cheetos and music."<p>"I'm not 'handling' him, I'm raising my son, loving him, and respecting him. He is not a piece of meat to be 'handled.' He is an amazing blessing."<p>—r4cb21958a<p>—angelag46808df85<p>"It's clearly a lot more than what people see on the …

Vanderbilt activists try to create a more accessible campus for the disabled by mapping it from their perspective

Show Don't Tell If you're new to Vanderbilt, you're going to need a map — preferably one that has been updated to show recent changes to the …

Disability

Invictus Games Highlight the ‘Invisible Wounds of War,' ESPN's Jeremy Schaap Says

Prince Harry’s sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women is held in Orlando from May 8-12<p>Invictus Games creator Prince Harry …

Tiny Kitten Tries Out His New Wheelchair And Can't Stop Zooming Around

This is Mac and Cheese.<p>He is a 5-week-old kitten with paralyzed back legs, and a brand-new wheelchair fashioned out of Erector set parts.<p>Mac and …

Comfort Food

Brock Boeser takes high school student with Down syndrome to prom

It's prom night for Brock Boeser.<p>The University of North Dakota freshman star is taking homecoming queen Baylee Bjorge - a 19-year-old student born …

To the one parenting a child with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana

header() --><p>Opinions of Friday, 25 March 2016<p>I have come across many mothers parenting children with Cerebral Palsy since I started “the Special …

Abused women with disabilities lack resources, advocates say

Laurette Yelle felt her privacy was violated when two staff members of the group home she lived in barged into her room while she was taking a …

Oregon shooting victim recounts run-in with gunman: 'He was so nonchalant'

Chris Mintz, a college student who has been celebrated as a hero for running toward danger when a gunman opened fire at Umpqua community college, said the shooter showed no emotion as he shot him five times.<p>Mintz shared his story in a lengthy statement posted on Friday night on Facebook. He …

Poor Individuals With Disabilities Open Up About Feeling 'Ashamed,' Finding Dignity

"It's time for disabled people, especially women with disabilities, to come out of their homes, build their confidence and lead a life with dignity."<p>As the deadline looms for the U.N. to adopt its Sustainable Development Goals, people with disabilities are exposing their challenges for all the …

Disability

High School Students Nominate Awesome Disabled Girl as Homecoming Queen

Tori Van Peursem is the perfect person to rep her school.<p>KSFY reports on Minnesota's Murray County Central High School, where students have selected a very deserving homecoming queen.<p>The students say that Tori Van Peursem not only has the best name they've ever seen (OK, that's just me) but also …

7 things I've learned from my daughter's diagnosis - Today's Parent

Syona at one of her appointments. Photo: Anchel Krishna<p>Last month, something remarkable happened: The anniversary of my <b>five-year-old daughter Syona’s</b> …

Special Education

Georgia high school football player with cerebral palsy...

Loading...<p><b>FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga.</b> - Victory was the last thing on Benji Rutland's mind after the game between his Sandy Creek High School Patriots and …

High School Football

Queen Elizabeth Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Prince Charles

Alberta boy with cerebral palsy has memorable start to Grade 12

<b>WATCH ABOVE: For one high school student east of our city, getting back to school this year held a whole new meaning. Vinesh Pratap explains.</b><p>EDMONTON …

This Inspiring Alberta Teenager Worked Really Hard To Be Able To Drive Himself To School

Dream: achieved.

Disability ≠ Less Attractive

When I attend formal events like weddings, at some point, someone will say to me, "You look great. Can I take a picture of you? Just put your cane away-it ruins your dress." Or sometimes when I am standing in a group picture, I hear, "Hide it. Your cane will ruin the picture." Telling people with …

Disability

44 People With Disabilities On Whether Or Not They Want to Be Your Inspiration

Whether or not being called “an inspiration” is a good thing is a polarizing question in the disability community, with passionate people on both …

Watch: Buffalo Bills player interacts with local fan with cerebral palsy, then makes his night

Pittsford, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin hung around for more than an hour after practice Tuesday night, signing autographs and …

Football (U.S.)

My older sister had cerebral palsy. But in my eyes, she was perfect | Holly Kearl

The best parts of me — my empathy, compassion and desire to help others — exist because she was in my life<p>When my parents had my older sister Heidi in 1981, doctors suggested they send her to live in an institution because she was born with cerebral palsy. People with disabilities used to be …

Autism

Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul Attend the Special Olympics Celebrity Dance Challenge

<b>Nicole Scherzinger</b> stops to hug an Olympian at the <i>Special Olympics Celebrity Dance Challenge</i> on Friday evening (July 31) at the Wallis Annenberg …

Ireland's athletes bring their medal haul to 86 after hugely successful Special Olympics

Thomas Connolly, a member of Nightriders Special Olympics Riding Club, from Coolaney, Co Sligo, with Elizabeth Mair, a member of Festina Lente …