Resources

Here’s a list of helpful resources that we’ve come across in the disability community. Click on the category links below to filter the list!

2Gether International

2Gether International supports disabled founders by connecting them with the resources they need to create thriving high growth, high impact startups. They’re challenging the entrepreneurial ecosystem at large to flip the narrative, and see disability as a competitive advantage for businesses.

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A cook’s tour: Baking Blind goes global

Penny’s cooking collaborators share over 100 authentic global recipes from Michelin-style perfection to simple home basics with links to over 50 on-line cooking demonstrations. She shows how ingredients and recipes have travelled too: the maize of Creole grits and Malawian nsima; the Chinese seagrass in Californian desserts; choux pastry that failed in Tamarindo but starred in Melbourne: irrepressible Victoria sponges that sprang up in Costa Rica, Chongqing and Hampshire – food-without-borders.

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A Day in the Life of a PWD

Jennifer Burgmann regularly publishes these comic strips on A Day in the Life of a PWD to illustrate experiences she’s had as a wheelchair user and the treatment people with disabilities generally receive. She covers surprising, shocking, offensive, frightening, and even humorous ableist situations she encounters.

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A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits is written by Debbie Waltz who hopes to use her knowledge and communication skills to inspire others to pursue their dreams, no matter what. She says she is ‘blessed to be living in a country where opportunities are endless; but sometimes, as a disabled person, society puts limitations on us. I am here to push past the stereotypes and allow people to see me as the unique individual that I am.’

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ABA Speech Therapy

ABA Speech Therapy provides online courses and consulting for board certified behavior analysts and speech therapists.

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Above & Beyond

This is Anthony Frisina’s personal website about his personal journey fighting for accessibility and inclusion.

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accessCulture

accessCulture hub of resources that instill an inclusive culture for businesses, communities, and individuals through content and messages provided by the disability community.

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accessFind

accessFind is an index of accessible websites. It is a nonprofit initiative created for the disability communities, by the community, together with accessiBe. The index offers the standard search experience but with accessible website results only, for products, services, or information.

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accessiBe

accessiBe’s vision is to make the internet accessible so that everyone, with and without disabilities, can enjoy what it has to offer. An accessible internet is a win-win. Businesses will dramatically increase their potential customer size, and users with disabilities will finally be able to enjoy its benefits.

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Action Trackchair

On a cold Minnesota November weekend in 2008, a son’s need for offroad mobility was realized by a father and innovation was ignited. A broken boat seat, some electrical work, and 2 tracks, are the ingredients it took to create the first Action Trackchair.

The Action Trackchair reshaped the possibilities and expanded the world of individuals living with mobility impairments, and today is still revolutionizing it.

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Adult Advocacy Centers

The Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) work within the disability, victim services, and criminal justice systems to improve access and equity for adult crime victims with disabilities and to educate and train professionals within these systems on the unique needs of survivors with disabilities.

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Aimee Copeland Foundation

At its heart, Aimee Copeland Foundation seeks to make the seemingly impossible possible again for all people who have experienced a disability – from the wheelchair-bound toddler to the elderly person who wishes to garden again – and everyone in between.

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All Terrain Georgia

All Terrain Georgia is an initiative of Aimee Copeland Foundation (ACF) in partnership with Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Their goal is to enable people with mobility impairments to enjoy the nurturing and healing qualities that the vast natural resources Georgia has to offer. They have a vision of an inclusive Georgia where everyone has the opportunity to live and play in their own community.

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Autism Outreach

On the Autism Outreach podcast, Rosemarie Griffin speaks with other professionals about autism, speech therapy, and learning disabilities.

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Autism Rocks & Rolls

Autism Rocks and Rolls Corporation was started by 20-year-old Sam Mitchell, in October of 2019. It began with a simple interest in media when he was a junior in high school and has led to him becoming an entrepreneur by creating his own NonProfit and podcast, Autism Rocks and Rolls Corporation. His nonprofit and advocacy offers public speaking, podcast coaching, podcast editing, sponsorships, ad space, merchandise, public speaking, educational supplements, guest appearances, and guest space on his podcast.

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Autism Rocks & Rolls (podcast)

Join Sam and guests on the Autism Rocks and Rolls podcast.

You can subscribe on the following services, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Baking Blind

The channel is hosted by Penny Melville-Brown and she’s always loved cooking (and eating). Being blind doesn’t stop her. She just needs to do things differently, have the right equipment and get a helping hand sometimes. For years, she’s been trying to show that people with a disability still live, work and have fun like anyone else.

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Be Beyond Borders

Be Beyond Borders’ mission is to break down borders and bring the world closer together through diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Founded by author, storyteller, and presenter Solène Anglaret, Be Beyond Borders is an invitation to explore the world through open, deep, and meaningful conversations and stories from far and wide.

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Billion Strong

Billion Strong is a global identity nonprofit organization meant to unite, elevate and empower the global community of people with disabilities to develop a positive disability identity so that we can come together and create positive change.

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Blinded By Fear

Blinded By Fear, written by Michael Hingson, covers:
how to go from unexpected scary events that changed your life to analyzing your fears and moving on, how to take off the blindfold and flip your year and how to control your fear and go to clarity and confidence with one mindset shift.

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Braille Authority Of North America

The mission of the Braille Authority of North America is to assure literacy for tactile readers through the standardization of braille and/or tactile graphics.

The purpose of BANA is to promote and facilitate the uses, teaching, and production of braille. Pursuant to this purpose, BANA will promulgate rules, make interpretations, and render opinions pertaining to braille codes and guidelines for the provisions of literary and technical materials and related forms and formats of embossed materials now in existence or to be developed in the future for the use of blind persons in North America. When appropriate, BANA shall accomplish these activities in international collaboration with countries using English braille. In exercising its function and authority, BANA shall consider the effects of its decisions on other existing braille codes and guidelines, forms and formats; ease of production by various methods; and acceptability to readers.

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bramblitt.com

John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas, his art has been sold in over one hundred and twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. And John is blind.

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CP Isn’t Me

This book was written to break the stigma of disability by sharing my own personal experiences of living with mild Cerebral Palsy.

As my story shows, regardless of ability, we are all able and entitled to live a normal life without being penalised for doing so.

It’s time to rethink the idea of CP.

It’s time to rethink disability as a whole.

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Crafts by Mandie

Amanda (Mandie) Roberts is a 5th grade teacher, and a mother of two children, 2 dogs, a cat, 4 chickens, and 5 rabbits.

She loves to inspire her children and students to write and create art. Inspiration can come when you least expect it, and from the unlikeliest of places.

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Crip Up The Kitchen

Crip Up The Kitchen is a comprehensive guide and recipe collection that brings the economy and satisfaction of home cooking to disabled and neurodivergent cooks.

Dani’s Twins

Dani’s Twins documentary provides a rare, intimate look into the topics of disability, pregnancy and adaptive parenthood, viewed through the lens of one woman’s personal journey. Within the context of this high-risk but joyful pregnancy and new parenthood adventure, the film’s thematic focus is on normalizing disability.

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daniizzie.com

Dani Izzie uses her blog and website to not only share her personal journey as it relates to being a mother in a wheelchair, but also other voices of the disability community.

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Deep Dive On Disability

The mission of Deep Dive On Disability is to communicate how language plays a large role in all marginalized groups. Shelley Nearing, who writes the blog is a multi-neurodivergent individual who also has moderate to extreme anxiety; specifically, she has social and general anxiety and panic.

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Dignity Defense Institute

Dignity Defense Institute firmly believes in every person’s inherent and equal dignity, irrespective of their abilities. Their Disability Action Committee comprises experts who bring a wealth of firsthand experience, including professionals who have worked within the disability community, individuals with disabilities themselves, and caregivers of those with disabilities.

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Disabled Kitchen And Garden

Disabled Kitchen and Garden mainly focuses on the benefits and joys of the Instant Pot and AeroGardens, as well as tips and tricks to make cooking and gardening easier for a variety of disabilities.

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Diversity & Ability

Diversity and Ability is an award-winning social enterprise led by and for disabled people, paving the way for a future where everyone is welcomed and included.

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Dog A.I.D.

A potential client is paired with an available trainer in their area.

When all paperwork and assessments are completed satisfactorily training can begin.

The client is then coached to train their pet dog using modern, safe, reward-based methods of dog training. The training usually takes place at the client’s home and in their local environment; occasionally it may be appropriate for the client to attend classes held by their trainer.

Using the bond which already exists between the client and their dog, the trainer is able to leave them to practice what they’ve learned until the next appointment. This strengthens the bond and gives the client confidence and a real sense of achievement.

The success of the scheme relies on the commitment of the client to continue and practise on a daily basis. Daily training ensures that the dog is learning at its own pace whilst being a constant companion to the client.

The client and dog team will be assessed three times during their work to become a fully qualified team. This process can take between 1 and 2 years, depending on their prior training experience and the time and effort they devote to their training.

To support the administration costs of Dog A.I.D. the charity relies on clients, patrons and supporters for fundraising and sponsorship.

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Doom Town Dummies, The

Colette Planchette talks to the dead using a supernatural sense of smell. This comes in handy, considering her best friend Lucian is a ghost. When the pair find themselves in a village of eerie shop-window dummies, the stench of danger becomes ever closer. Someone, or something, is watching…

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eileengrubba.com

Eileen Grubba is an award-winning actress, producer, writer, member of the Television Academy, lifetime member of The Actors Studio, and Brand Ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion. She is an internationally recognized advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in film, TV & media, and is a gifted motivational speaker on the subjects of empowerment, inclusion, anti-bullying, overcoming challenges, and living your dreams, no matter what.

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Global Network of Young Persons with Disabilities

Global Network of Young Persons with Disabilities’ vision is to empower young people with disabilities to lead, advocate for their rights, and work towards making the world a more just place for all people with disabilities.

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Goddess Aphasia: A Stroke Survivor and His Dual Muse

Goddess Aphasia is a hybrid of memoir and creative nonfiction that depicts the arduous journey of a stroke survivor diagnosed with aphasia, with a quirky twist: the personified character of Aphasia who, against all odds, aids in his recovery. This novella takes a fresh approach to the speech-language disorder by giving it a voice of its own.

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Head of Hope

Jennifer Soames is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor and advocate, author, certified yoga instructor, nutritional consultant, and former licensed holistic health practitioner. She uses her website and book Head of Hope to ensure those affected by TBI get the information, care and support they need to live their best life, even with a new normal. She understands firsthand the pain, frustration, loneliness and other challenges of living with a life-altering trauma; chronic, debilitating illness; becoming disabled; losing one’s sense of self and purpose; and the post-traumatic growth that also comes from these experiences.

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HikingAutism

Lisa Louis created HikingAutism, a guide for the millions of families like hers with an autistic family member to experience the joy of nature. HikingAutism features more than 200 hikes accompanied by over 2,000 stunning nature photos. The outings range from five mile hikes on Mt. Tam in Marin County to rambles through the streets of San Francisco, and favorite walks shared by readers from around the world in World Walks.

The therapeutic power of nature is an undercurrent of Lisa’s weekly Insights blog. Her love of the outdoors stems from a childhood wandering the Adirondack Foothills. Today, she and her family lead other special needs families on hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Imperfect

imperfect is a story of artists who live and perform with the uniqueness of disability, having been denied their place in the spotlight.

The documentary follows a professional company of actors with all nature of disabilities – including spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy, autism, low vision/blind, and multiple sclerosis – as they attempt an unprecedented version of the musical Chicago. The actors open the backstage door for the viewer, giving a rare and unfiltered look at the details of their daily lives, in and out of the theatre. The film chronicles their intimate stories as they persevere against obstacles in a world that excludes them.

imperfect re-humanizes people with disabilities, and gives everyone – disabled and nondisabled – permission to let go of inhibitions and ask the question, “Imperfect: aren’t we all?”

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Innovate UK

Innovate UK’s vision is for an outstanding research and innovation system in the UK that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and internationally.

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Jason’s Connection

Jason’s Connection is a Facebook page and website connecting adults with disabilities and others with diverse needs regarding Disability, Mental Health, and Aging. We are a community platform with a focus on Acceptance, Disability Culture and Identity.

Founded in 2013 by Jason Harris (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonpharris07/), an Autistic Adult, Jason’s Connection shares current news and information through a Cultural/Societal lens for adults with disabilities and others regarding diverse needs including disability, mental health, and aging. We share a diverse mix of thought-provoking content with a focus on Disability Culture and Identity that impacts, challenges, and encourages discussion to broaden awareness and inclusion to enrich people’s lives. The website also provides an organic list of national resources.

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JDS Creative Academy

The mission of JDS Creative Academy is to advance education and training in the visual, performing and digital arts: theatre, music, creative writing, fine art and digital-production art. JDS Creative Academy classes and programs fulfill the VAPA requirements, per the California Education Standard for k-12, the Apprenticeships Standards for the State of California and the Title-17 training standards for Inland Regional, providing hands-on training to the home school, online school, traditional school, and trade-school populations. JDS Creative Academy provides opportunities to gain creative enrichment, self-confidence, leadership, and collaborative skills so that our students can obtain the expertise needed to advance to higher arts education and prosper in a competitive marketplace.

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Joyfully Different

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karina-sturm.com

Karina-Sturm.com is a captivating online platform that embodies resilience, advocacy, and a commitment to raising awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and other connective tissue disorders. At its heart, the site serves as a source of inspiration and empowerment for individuals living with EDS, as well as a valuable resource for those seeking to understand and support those affected by chronic illness.

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Katie Mazeika Illustration

Once upon a time, in Mrs. Hershner’s kindergarten art class, Katie Mazeika painted the perfect butterfly. Then she accidentally stuck her thumb in the middle of its right wing. To fix the problem, she stuck her other thumb in the other wing. Mrs. Hershner announced that Katie was a “Little Artist.” She decided to go with it.

Many years after kindergarten, Katie went on to The Columbus College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a BFA in illustration. She moved to Northeast Ohio, where she eventually settled down with her husband, two kids (Lillian and Jack), and two dogs.
Katie still likes to paint butterflies, but now she works primarily in Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq. When she isn’t in the studio, she likes to spend time at the theater, in her garden, or getting lost in a good book.

Katie is a member of the SCBWI.

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Little Steps, Big Gains

Little Steps, Big Gains was created by Elizabeth. She is an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Functional Aging Specialist and Older Adult Exercise Consultant. Her other credentials include: LSVT BIG for Parkinsons, Otago and Tai Chi. Little Steps, Big Gains is about providing educational videos and 30 day programs to guide you along a journey towards greater mobility, strength and balance. Programs are geared towards individuals with neurological conditions and therefore modifications will be provided to find the just right challenge for you. Elizabeth’s goal for creating educational videos is to provide insight, knowledge and evidence-based treatment interventions for various neurological conditions and the older adult. By combining education with exercise, she believes that if you join her along the way, you’ll find that even little steps can make big gains.

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lyabadgley.com

Lya was born in Yangon, Myanmar. The child of a political scientist and a multimedia artist, she grew up in a household that encouraged critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity.
She moved to the Pacific Northwest in the eighties, becoming a part of the Seattle arts and music scene.
In the nineties, Lya opened a restaurant in Myanmar, interviewed insurgents for Human Rights Watch, and microfilmed documents at Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide in Cambodia, helping to bring war criminals to justice. She’s been an elected city council member and a dedicated environmental activist.

Global conflict zones and insurgencies offer a vivid backdrop to her stories.
Political and social upheaval often mirrors her protagonists’ personal and sometimes violent transformations.

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Markbotix

MARKBOTIX was established in 2019 by Harout Markarian after experiencing a fall with his grandmother and realizing there had to be someway to help.

MARKBOTIX proudly partners with the community of people with disabilities to find solutions together, rather than “fixing” their “problems” from an outside perspective.

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markchartier.com

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michaelhingson.com

On September 11, 2001, a blind man escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog. Days later, America fell in love with Mike and Roselle and the special bond that helped them both survive one of the country’s darkest days.

Immediately after the 9-11 tragedy, Michael was featured on the Larry King show five times. To quote Larry King…

“Michael Hingson is an international hero honored and awarded by top organizations worldwide.” This media exposure changed the course of Michael’s life and launched him into a speaking career that has spanned over nineteen years. He now travels the world as a keynote and inspirational speaker that can motivate audiences to action.

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Michelle’s Mission

Michelle Lee Steiner is a disability writer, advocate, and paraeducator. She published articles on The Mighty, Non-Verbal Learning Project, Dyscalculia Blog, The Reluctant Spoonie, Imagine the World as One Magazine, and Word Gathering. Recently she began a blog called Michelle’s Mission. Her photographs have been featured in Word Gathering and Independent and Work Ready. She works as a paraeducator in a school with students with disabilities. She lives in The United States with her husband and two cats.

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Mind Aid

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Misdiagnosed And Misunderstood

Women on the autism spectrum are disproportionately misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. They continue to be misunderstood in every facet of society, even though their presence is undeniable. Misdiagnosed And Misunderstood tells their story.

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MIT Solve

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to drive innovation to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of supporters to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact.  

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Mobility & Inclusion (book)

Life-changing events can be troubling. Adapting to a new lifestyle post-injury can be challenging, both physically and mentally. Instead of focusing on the challenges and the limitations, you can focus on the opportunities that you never thought were possible before.

If you recently experienced a life-changing injury, or you’re a person advocating for accessibility and inclusion, this book is for you.

Become independent.
Learn about the technological innovations that empower people with disabilities.
Promote accessibility through Universal Design and lower costs.
Be yourself!

Let’s make accessibility and mobility the gold standard through technological innovation.

What’s stopping you from living in an inclusive environment?

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Mobility & Inclusion (podcast)

Mobility and Inclusion Podcast is the premier YouTube channel for everything robotics and disability related. The stories of amazing people from all walks of life will inspire you to be more and do more.

You will receive amazing stories of overcoming and taking control of your circumstances from people with massive life experience.

You will also learn about robotics and how it can help people live better and have a better quality of life.

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Mom On Wheels


In the words of Marjorie Aunos: “Today is a pretty good day to die.

Those were my thoughts as my car hit black ice and spun out of control toward an oncoming truck. As I waited for paramedics to extricate me from the mangled wreck, unable to feel anything below my neck, I pictured my sixteen-month-old son. And decided to live.”

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Mount Up With Wings

Mount Up With Wings is a call to society to move beyond awareness of autism and embrace its practical components. There are two major areas worthy of consideration before the transition from autism awareness to full inclusion can take place.

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National Disability Collaborative Justice Coalition

The National Disability Collaborative Justice Coalition is a group of Executive Directors with disabilities
who have come together to advocate for equitable justice for people with disabilities everywhere.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), disabled people are almost four times more
likely than nondisabled people to be victimized by a violent crime. The disproportionate crime
rates against people with disabilities, including psychosocial disabilities, includes all levels and
severities of crime.

This group on Facebook is working together to make justice more accessible, equitable and accommodating for victims and survivors of crime with disabilities.

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Peaces Of Me Foundation

Peaces of Me works to eliminate stigma associated with disability, physical difference, and chronic illness by providing resources and connections to individuals/families and appropriate training to professionals in these spheres.

Peaces of Me is a community of unique individuals united in a common vision redefining what it means to have a disability, physical difference, or chronic illness. They celebrate every kind of diversity, because an array of perspectives is the only way of addressing systemic problems holistically and comprehensively.

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pennymelvillebrown.com

Penny is a survivor. Her life has been about overcoming disasters and discovering new opportunities.

In her mid-20s, her fiancé of six years was killed in a car crash. She had to pick herself up and find a new direction. The Royal Navy was the answer for a superb career of over 20 years: one of eight women Commanders, first woman naval barrister, international travel and making changes to the lives of thousands. And then she lost her sight.

Blindness ended her military ambitions. Time to re-group and find new fulfilment in the civilian world. Unashamedly optimistic, she created Disability Dynamics to help other disabled people to get back to work. Nearly 20 years of intense job satisfaction, working from the heights of Government to the reality of the people we served, was the lasting reward although the OBE and Honorary doctorate gave her the chance to dress up!

The next cloud: DWP cut the support she needed to work so that came to a crumbling end. While the dispute continues, reinvention was needed once more. Cooking seemed more familiar than Paralympics as her new direction. Within months, she’d won an international prize for blind people that funded the global tour to work with professional chefs and home-cooks: over 100 videos and recipes. Life was wonderful with new opportunities ready and waiting.

Injuries from a major car accident in France brought everything to an unexpected halt. Lucky to be even alive, let alone walking and talking, the recovery has taken a long time but with many super high spots. The physical and mental fallout will continue but she’s making progress: writing, speaking, online cooking demonstrations and more. Battling on, resolute about silver linings and thoroughly undaunted, she’s got the will and she’s finding her way.

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Radis Community Care

Established in 2001, Radis has grown to become a leading provider of community-based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.


Radis supports many thousands of people to live independently in their own homes, providing a wide range of care and support services, for people with diverse backgrounds and needs. Each person is treated as an individual and service is tailored to them.

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rbwriting.ca

In the words of Randi-Lee Bowlaugh: “

Randi-Lee was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, and from a young age, she had a passion for helping others. She attended Niagara College and graduated at the top of her class from Community and Justice Services after completing her placement at a recovery house for alcohol and drug addictions. Post-graduation, she worked at a Native Friendship Centre for two and a half years while pursuing a university education in psychology. Randi-Lee continued working in social services for another four years as an employment counselor until she left to pursue her other passions.

In 2017 Randi published her first book about mental health awareness (Thoughts of a Wanderer) and knew this was what she was meant to do. While publishing her second book (A Mother’s Truth), she was diagnosed with cancer. Taking a break from writing and focusing on recovery. 

Since then, she has expanded her writing with other nonfiction books, children’s books, social stories, draw-your-own-story series, scary stories, and more.

Another of Randi-Lee’s passions is kickboxing, which she did for over 10 years. She was a Canadian National Champion in kickboxing in 2015, competed at the World’s Kickboxing tournament later that year, and 2016 competed at the Pan-Am Games, where she received silver in her division. In 2020 she was chosen as one of the coaches for the Ontario Winter Games, where she inspired and coached young athletes. Unfortunately, a chronic illness has put a pause on kickboxing.

While she isn’t working, she is spending time with her family. Randi speaks honestly and openly about her struggles with her own mental health and as a parent – wanting to ensure that no one feels alone.”

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reganlinton.com

In Regan’s words: “I grew up in Denver, Colorado, as a soccer athlete slash theatre performer who loved the Tao of Pooh and wanted to effect good in the world.

While an undergrad at University of Southern California (USC), I was paralyzed in a car crash, and my worldview paradigm was fundamentally altered. Supported by amazing entities like Craig Hospital and Swim with Mike, I subsequently served in AmeriCorps, got my Master of Social Work, and found myself back on a theatre stage with the disability-affirmative company Phamaly, where I began developing a new artistic aesthetic that incorporated my disability as an asset.

I got my MFA in Acting at UC San Diego, and have since worked at top regional theatres from Denver to Broadway.

I have directed theatre musicals, plays, and Shakespeare, and film and webseries projects including the award-winning documentary imperfect about professional actors with disabilities.

I have written and created original theatre and on-camera projects that amplify the disability perspective, and I am a regular featured contributor to New Mobility Magazine.

I have held a number of diverse leadership and teaching roles, including 5 years as Artistic Director of Phamaly, instructing at colleges and universities, and advising around disability inclusion, creative leadership, and accessibility, for businesses, artistic projects, academic institutions, and organizations.

I love my creative work and getting the opportunity to work with eclectic humans. My style is active, honest, practical…balancing detail with the 40-thousand-foot view, rooted in optimistic realism and a human-centered ethic.

I believe in slow and steady, to do lists, empathy, wabi sabi, taking responsibility, badass disability narratives, yin yang, not making excuses, baby steps, noodles of all types, and Mr. Bean.

I strive to be part of projects that are extraordinary and change-effecting while also entertaining and unpretentious. Give me the gritty, messy, crazy, humorous, quirky, unbalanced, powerful, asymmetrical, injured, witty, intelligent, and complicated.”

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Rehab HQ

Channel Description: “Tara Tobias has her doctorate in physical therapy and a board certified neurologic physical therapy specialist

Want free exercise routines?
Visit us at: https://www.rehab-hq.com

If you would like to schedule an in-person evaluation please visit: https://www.orlandoneurotherapy.com

Follow us on facebook @orlandoneurotherapy
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Reversed: A Memoir

In 1995, the school diagnostician called a seven-year-old “the worst child seen in 20 years of teaching.” Can a child’s fate be sealed by such a diagnosis? Well, in 2018, that boy received a Ph.D. from Oxford University. Do you have a child struggling with reading? What labels has your child been given? How do you feel they will progress through school? This is a story for you.—Every parent has high hopes for their children. When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future. After thorough testing, Nicholas proves to have no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and can only read ten words. Although discouraged, Lois knows things have to improve. After all, her son is young, and every child learns at their own pace. But once Nicholas is labeled “learning disabled,” a designation considered more derogatory than “dyslexia,” the world of education is quick to cast him aside. Determined to prove them all wrong, Lois temporarily removes her son from the school system and begins working with him one-on-one. She has no formal reading education herself, and no one to guide her. But she has hope and the strength of will to persevere. And sometimes that’s all you need. What happens next is a journey—spanning three continents, unique teaching experiments, never-ending battles with the school system, a mother’s discovery of her own learning blocks, and a bond fueled by the desire to rid Nicholas of the “disabled” label. “Reversed” is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens.

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Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is a health and wellness program designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease, a neurological condition that affects balance, strength, walking, and especially confidence. It’s based on a foundation of non-contact boxing, and it’s very effective for improving all of the symptoms that people with PD typically experience.

RSB certification is perfect for various types of professionals, including personal trainers, boxing coaches, physical therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists who want to expand their offerings and help their clients achieve more. Rock Steady Boxing has grown into a thriving international nonprofit organization with more than 840 certified affiliates.

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Roll Fwd

Through her website Roll Fwd, Marjorie Aunos aims to: connect people with hidden talents and discover their untapped potential.

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Rolling in Paradise

In the words of Annalisa and John Squires: “

Our mission is personalized customer service, and we believe that customer relationships come first! We want to share our love of sports and physical activities with other adaptive users, family, and friends.

John sustained a spinal cord injury in a 1987 diving accident resulting in quadriplegia at the age of fifteen. He was an athlete prior to his injury and has remained an athlete throughout his life. John organized and participated in the handcycle division in 12+ marathons, founded NE Ohio’s first Quad Rugby team (Locomotion), and now focuses on adaptive equipment. John has been very involved in the adaptive equipment industry for over 20 years. John and Annalisa have been working together in the disabled community for 10+ years.

Annalisa enjoys cycling, CrossFit, and has been active in the disabled community since meeting John. As the spouse of a spinal cord injury survivor, Annalisa has insight into the challenges and ups and downs of SCI. With this she can bring a different perspective to the business.

Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to helping you find the right adaptive equipment for your needs.”

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Running For Normalcy

Many individuals with disabilities develop low self-esteem because they regularly encounter a culture that devalues their disabilities. In fact, many resent their disabilities, and reject the idea that their disability is an important part of their identity. In this book, Dr. Cort Schneider utilizes an autoethnographic method of inquiry in order to illustrate his own struggle with his identity as a person with a disability. This book explores his transformation from a person who rejected his disability to a person that now openly embraces it. Dr. Schneider also explores the complex nature of identity development as it relates to those who have disabilities. Chapter One introduces the topic of identity and disability. Chapter Two explains the concept of autoethnography. Chapter Three explains Dr. Schneider’s struggle with identity. Chapter Four examines the contradictions that are often present in the process of identity development. Chapter Five explores the impact that relationships can have on one’s identity. Chapter Six discusses the role that public discourse plays in issues of identity. Chapter Seven explores the implications of the research that is presented in this book.

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Running With Roselle

A puppy who became a true American hero. The blind boy who let nothing stop him. When they finally grew up and met, it was magic. On September 11, 2001, a blind man escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog. Days later, America fell in love with Mike and Roselle, and the special bond that helped them survive. Mike shared his story in the New York Times bestselling book, Thunder Dog. Now, in Running With Roselle, kids can follow Roselle as she grows from an energetic yellow Lab prone to stealing her puppy raiser’s slippers to a confident guide dog who passes the ultimate test when her partner needs her most. Meet Mike, a boy blind from birth who excels in public school, shocks the neighbors by riding his bicycle through the streets of Palmdale, CA, drives a car around his college campus, and uses his relationship of trust and teamwork with Roselle to help others on a day that changed America forever.

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Shouting in the Dark

John Bramblitt makes his living as a visual artist. His works have been sold in over twenty different countries, and he’s received three Presidential Service awards for the art workshops he teaches. He’s painted portraits of skateboarder Tony Hawk and blues legend Pops Carter. He’s given talks about his art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and there has even been a documentary made about him. And . . . he’s blind.

When Bramblitt was declared legally blind ten years ago due to complications with epilepsy, his hopes of becoming a creative writing teacher were shattered and he sunk into a deep depression. He felt disconnected from family and friends, alienated and alone. But then something amazing happened–he discovered painting. He learned to distinguish between different colored paints by feeling their textures with his fingers. He taught himself how to paint using raised lines to help him find his way around the canvas, and through something called haptic visualization, which enables him to “see” his subjects through touch. He now paints amazingly lifelike portraits of people he’s never seen–including his wife and son. Shouting in the Dark is the story of Bramblitt’s life, his journey navigating through this new territory of blindness, and how he ultimately rekindles his joy, passion, and relationships through art.

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Spina Bifida Association of New York State

The Spina Bifida Association of New York State envisions a world in which no pregnancies are affected by Spina Bifida. People living with Spina Bifida thrive in a barrier-free world that offers ready access to an array of effective treatment options and uniformly excellent medical care. Their individual life choices are not impeded by Spina Bifida and all experience rich and personally fulfilling lives.

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SSStart.org

ssstart is there to ease the process of human communication. They are on a mission to question the conventions that mechanize our existence. They are developing methodologies for new ways of communication that are simple yet effective, slow yet long-lasting, and professional yet playful.

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Swallowing Technologies

Swallowing Technologies serves as the commercial conduit for transferring health technology developed at the University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research to clinicians and patients who need it.

Founded in 2021 by Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Steve Wakefield, Swallowing Technologies creates innovative technologies that enable increased and equitable access to rehabilitation, benefitting patients through improved health outcomes, quality of life and community integration, and the community through reduced healthcare costs.

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Talking News Federation

TNF was formed:

  • To provide information, guidance and help to local Talking Newspapers across the UK.
  • To help Talking Newspapers provide a comprehensive local news service to blind and partially sighted people.
  • To provide people with information and contact details.
  • To campaign at a National level on related issues on behalf of local Talking Newspapers.

    Local Talking Newspapers support blind and partially sighted people by providing:
  • An audio recording of their local newspaper.
  • Audio recordings of articles of interest from local and national magazines
  • Local information on events.
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Tap Dance For All

Through the TAP FOR ALL program, Victoria has co-authored a book titled “Tap Dance for All.” This first of its kind book aims to give dance educators the necessary tools to be able to incorporate inclusivity into their dance curriculum, in turn opening the door to dance for the disabled and mobility impaired.

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The BPD Bunch

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The Foreigner’s Confession

After a horrific accident shatters her world and leaves her an amputee, American attorney Emily Mclean moves to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to work with landmine survivors. She hopes to reinvent herself in this new land, leaving behind her sense of culpability in the death of her husband and the loss of her unborn child.
While visiting the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, Emily discovers that she shares an eerie resemblance to a portrait of a former prison inmate, Milijana Petrova, a Yugoslavian communist revolutionary who, in the 1970s, became fatally enmeshed with the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Emily is not the only one who notices the astonishing similarity—her Cambodian driver insists she is the ghost of Milijana, come back to complete a mysterious task.
This unexpected discovery consumes Emily, who starts desperately searching for answers about Milijana in historical documents from Cambodia’s devastating civil war. As she begins to uncover more clues about Milijana’s life—from the horrible mistakes she made to the terrible price she paid—further similarities between the two women start to emerge, and their stories become intertwined. What happens when life is turned upside down and the boundaries between past and present, life and death, are blurred? Can Emily’s discoveries help her to finally emerge from the pain of her own past, or will Milijana’s tragic end foretell her own?

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The Inclusion Conversation

Monthly talk show hosted by Solène Anglaret that aims to break down borders and bring the world closer together one conversation at a time.

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The Parenting Done Differently podcast

In this podcast series, Marjorie Aunos hosts conversations exploring how parenting can be done differently and how professionals can best support parents with disabilities. Marjorie is a clinical psychologist, author, and researcher from Montreal who has dedicated her career to working with parents with intellectual disabilities and then also became a parent with disabilities herself.

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The Trial Of Miles

Many people who see Cort Schneider running, stare at him as though he is a unicorn. Cort was born with cerebral palsy, and as a result, he runs using forearm crutches. Many have trouble comprehending why someone who needs crutches to walk, would choose to run on purpose. The Trial of Miles explores how running helped shape Cort’s identity as a person with a disability. His journey as a runner transformed him from a child who hated his disability to a disability rights advocate and scholar whose acceptance of his disability also enabled him to become a husband and father.

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ThisAbility Newspaper

THISABILITY Newspaper was started and registered as a non-profit media platform 6 years ago in 2011 by Anthony Cuerden and Simon Manda. Initially they had two other directors, Bonga Khoza and Musa Zulu.

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United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association represents America’s 5.5 million wheelchair users. They proudly trace their roots to the paralyzed World War II vets who came home to an inaccessible nation and made it their new mission to create a fully inclusive society. The United Spinal Association honors them by using today’s tools to directly provide top-notch service and resources to their members, chapters, and the broader disability community.

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United Spinal Association Advocacy Network Facebook Page

Help United Spinal Association paint this map a brighter orange by signing up to represent your legislative district as a member of our Grassroots Advocacy Network. Only registered advocates are eligible to attend our Roll on Capitol Hill and Virtual Advocacy Days.

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Victoria Moore Tap Dance

Victoria is a master tap instructor with over 40 years of sharing her love, knowledge, and expertise of tap dancing in dance conventions coast to coast in the U.S., as well as studio, and private settings.

In 2018, Victoria realized that tap dance was singularly exclusive to non-disabled dancers, leaving those with disabilities and any kind of mobility impairment out. Victoria not only created a way to turn the art of tap dancing from exclusive to inclusive, she wrote a book on the subject so that everybody, not just those who have fully functioning physiques, could learn and enjoy tap dance.

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We Are Visible

In the words of Karina Sturm: “‘We Are Visible’ is a documentary film about people all around the world living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of rare connective tissue disorders that can affect every part of the body. And EDS is an invisible illness, just like many other chronic conditions. People living with EDS may be severely disabled, but the people around them can’t see their disability, which leads to a common misconception: How can you be sick and disabled if you look perfectly fine? ‘We Are Visible’ shows seven stories including people of all ages (5 – 60 years old), from six different countries with diverse backgrounds, different financial standing who are all differently affected by this invisible condition. They will share their challenges, fights, and fears, but also their achievements, hopes, and triumphs. Today, they are visible.”

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WheelchairTravel

WheelcharTravel.org is a comprehensive online platform dedicated to empowering individuals with mobility challenges to explore the world with ease and confidence. This user-friendly website serves as a valuable resource for travelers, offering a wealth of information, tips, and resources tailored to the unique needs of wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Key Features:

Accessible Destination Guides: WheelcharTravel.org provides in-depth guides to wheelchair-accessible travel destinations worldwide. These guides include information on accessible accommodations, transportation options, tourist attractions, and dining options, allowing users to plan their trips with confidence.

Travel Tips and Advice: The website offers a treasure trove of practical advice on everything from packing for accessible travel to navigating airport security and managing mobility aids. Expert tips help travelers overcome common challenges and make the most of their adventures.

Community and Reviews: WheelcharTravel.org fosters a vibrant community of travelers who share their experiences, insights, and reviews. Users can connect with like-minded individuals, ask questions, and gain firsthand knowledge of accessible travel destinations.

Equipment and Rental Information: For travelers in need of mobility equipment, the website provides information on rental services, ensuring that wheelchairs, scooters, and other aids are readily available at their destination.

Accessible Travel Resources: WheelcharTravel.org offers a curated collection of resources, including links to accessible travel agencies, travel insurance providers, and government accessibility regulations to keep travelers informed and well-prepared.

Inspiring Stories: Personal travel narratives and success stories of individuals who have overcome mobility challenges serve as a source of inspiration, motivating others to embark on their adventures.

WheelcharTravel.org is a valuable hub for anyone seeking to explore the world while managing mobility constraints. It embodies the spirit of inclusivity, making travel dreams a reality for all, regardless of their physical abilities. Whether you’re planning your first accessible adventure or seeking new destinations to explore, this website is your go-to companion on the journey to discover the world’s beauty, diversity, and accessibility.

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Wheelsnoheels – Gem Hubbard

Channel description” ????About me:
I’m Gem, and after my spinal cord injury at the age of 9, https://youtu.be/JDX5md1qbd4 my life has taken me on many twists and turns, and finally led me to combine my passions of media and disability advocacy, and poof! Wheelsnoheels was born.

????‍????‍????I live in the UK with Shaun, my husband, Daisy my Daughter. And our fur babies Tink & Bindi. All of whom make an appearance now and again.

♿️My Wheelchair Stats
I roll on a GTM Jaguar
Spinergy LXL
Carbo-life curves push rims
Single fork castors

???? On this channel you will find videos on:
Disability hot topics
Choosing a wheelchair/mobility aid
Traveling as a wheelchair user
Making a home accessible
Wheelchair access in Disney”

If you feel I have given you value today consider buying me a ko-fi, or giving a super thanks, just think of it as a tip.
www. ko-fi. com/wheelsnoheels

Who Will Care For Them

Who Will Care For Them takes a comprehensive look at adults living with autism in the year 2040. The author explores life for middle aged autistic adults living in a world full of social and technological changes.

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Yoga With Adriene

Channel Description: Our mission is to connect as many people as possible through high-quality free yoga videos. We welcome all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls! If you’re brand-new to yoga, check out my Yoga For Beginners and Foundations of Yoga series. These are designed to give you the tools to build a happy, healthy at-home yoga practice. Do your best, be authentic, and FIND WHAT FEELS GOOD. Jump on in! You don’t even have to leave your house. Love, Adriene Yoga With Adriene, LLC recommends that you consult your physician regarding the applicability of any recommendations and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself.

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Zeer

Zeer exists to provide the fundamental human right of safety.

Zeer uses Machine Learning to create an autonomous safety response system with connected devices.

Zeer leverages emerging and existing technologies for the safety of all people.

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