Disability

SCOTUS Examining Death Penalty Rules Regarding Intellectual Disabilities (VIDEO)

SCOTUS Examining Death Penalty Rules Regarding Intellectual Disabilities (VIDEO)

The U.S. Supreme Court is looking at a death penalty case involving a man who may be intellectually disabled. Texas decided that Bobby James Moore, 57, deserves the death penalty for killing a grocery store clerk in 1980. The state doesn’t allow people with intellectual disabilities to be executed. Moore’s lawyers are saying that the state […]

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin Responds To Trump Calling Her ‘Retarded’ — And It’s Classy AF

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin Responds To Trump Calling Her ‘Retarded’ — And It’s Classy AF

In 1986, the beautiful, intelligent actress Marlee Matlin won an Academy Award in spite of her profound deafness. Ms. Matlin went on to become a successful television actress, an author and a happily married mother. At one point in her career, she appeared on the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice.” She came in second that season, […]

‘Is She Retarded?’ — New Report Shows Trump’s Profound Cruelty To Deaf Apprentice Contestant ( DETAILS)

‘Is She Retarded?’ — New Report Shows Trump’s Profound Cruelty To Deaf Apprentice Contestant ( DETAILS)

Presidential candidate Donald Trump can’t seem to get his head above water, and now sources from Celebrity Apprentice are coming forward claiming Trump called Marlee Matlin retarded because she is deaf. On Wednesday the news broke that Trump regularly made inappropriate sexual advances towards Matlin during the taping of his show. Apparently, that is not […]

Engineering Students Build A Special Bike For Their Paraplegic Friend (VIDEO)

Engineering Students Build A Special Bike For Their Paraplegic Friend (VIDEO)

Washington student, Jordan Griffin, had a dream to go downhill mountain biking with his friends. Since he is a paraplegic, he needed special equipment to realize this dream, so one of his friends built it for him. Griffin’s friend, Spencer Sare, built this special bike and detailed the process for his senior project in his […]

Donald Trump Tries To Explain Why He Mocked The Disabled–And Fails (WITH VIDEO)

Donald Trump Tries To Explain Why He Mocked The Disabled–And Fails (WITH VIDEO)

Of the many incidents that prove Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president, one of the most outrageous came just before Thanksgiving. The Donald saw fit to mock the mannerisms of Serge Kovaleski, a physically disabled reporter, while on the campaign trail. In typical fashion, when Trump was deservedly slammed for his disgraceful behavior, he whined […]

Obama Forgives Student Loans For People That Are Permanently Disabled

Obama Forgives Student Loans For People That Are Permanently Disabled

It’s a big day today! Obama plans to forgive $7.7 billion worth of student loans from people with severe disabilities. People with disabilities are already eligible for forgiveness, but the Obama administration and the Department of Education are trying to identify everyone that is eligible. They will be notifying candidates that may not even know that […]

The Disability Integration Act Gains New Supporters This Election Season

The Disability Integration Act Gains New Supporters This Election Season

After weeks of feeling unheard and unrepresented by current presidential candidates, disability activists received a treat on Wednesday. The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is a piece of legislation that ensures a person can not only receive health services, but it also supports long-term service in their homes. Often, people with a variety of disabilities are forced into […]

How Presidential Election Candidates Measure Up On Disability Rights

How Presidential Election Candidates Measure Up On Disability Rights

I have grown up as a patient. When I was in kindergarten, I started gathering chronic illness diagnoses and, apparently, don’t know how to stop. I have become increasingly political in recent years, thanks to living in Wisconsin. Our Governor Scott Walker has made detrimental changes to how people with chronic illnesses and disabilities are […]

Expert: Majority Of Oregon Militia Thugs Likely Broke, Unemployed, Or On Disability

Expert: Majority Of Oregon Militia Thugs Likely Broke, Unemployed, Or On Disability

The irony seeping off this story is so freaking thick that you’d need a chainsaw to clear a path through it. As the occupation and control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by so-called “militants” nears the one week mark, it’s instructive to consider what experts say about these self-proclaimed militia members and what they are […]

Sinful Christian Woman Viciously Assaults Disabled Man For Not Believing In God

Sinful Christian Woman Viciously Assaults Disabled Man For Not Believing In God

Sometimes Christians beat each other to reinforce godliness… or to fight evil, or some such nonsense. While Christian assaults on non-believers have typically been frustratingly incoherent talking points straight out of a rhetoric book written by Kimberly Guilfoyle, it’s not every day you hear about a Christian channeling Abraham’s rage to initiate fisticuffs with someone […]

Following In The Nazi’s Footsteps? ISIS’s Shocking Secret

Following In The Nazi’s Footsteps? ISIS’s Shocking Secret

An Iraqi activist group has reported that ISIS recently killed approximately 40 babies and are set to slaughter even more. On Sunday afternoon the activist group Mosul Eye revealed ISIS’s chilling secret by posting it on their Facebook page. Their post featured a short video of a disabled child and a caption announcing that a […]

Public Fury As Kylie Jenner Glamorizes Ableism

Public Fury As Kylie Jenner Glamorizes Ableism

Kylie Jenner has recently outraged thousands by posing in a wheelchair as part of a photo shoot for Interview magazine. The Interview photographs featuring Jenner dressed in a PVC outfit and staring lifelessly as she sits in a gold plated wheelchair have angered able-bodied and disabled citizens alike with many of them turning to social […]

Texas Judge Halts Planned Cuts To Poor And Disabled Children’s Therapy

Texas Judge Halts Planned Cuts To Poor And Disabled Children’s Therapy

Originally published by Edgar Walters at The Texas Tribune on Sept. 22, 2015. Deep cuts to a therapy program for poor and disabled children will not take effect Oct. 1, a state district judge ruled Tuesday afternoon — the second such delay in recent weeks. “Procedurally I’m not making a determination that these acts are valid or invalid,” said […]

Nevada GOP Congressman Says His Kids ‘Will Not Be A Drain On Society’ Like Disabled Children

Nevada GOP Congressman Says His Kids ‘Will Not Be A Drain On Society’ Like Disabled Children

Ever heard of Nevada GOP Congressman Cresent Hardy? Me either. But when I read what he had recently told a Nevada Libertarian group regarding the disabled, I became very angry. Hardy made the following remarks at the?Libertarian Political Expo in Las Vegas: ?I have three children. One of them is summa cum laude and two […]

 ‘Lazy N*****’ — Blind Man Finds Racist Note On Car After Parking In Handicapped Spot

 ‘Lazy N*****’ — Blind Man Finds Racist Note On Car After Parking In Handicapped Spot

D?Anthony White, who is blind, certainly qualifies as handicapped. But someone in Maryland had a major problem with the fact that his fiance parked their vehicle–which is clearly marked with a handicapped placard–in a handicapped space while they went shopping. When they returned, they found this note on their car, which Mr. White decided to […]

Amputee Aims To Change Society With This Incredible Video

Amputee Aims To Change Society With This Incredible Video

We’ve become accustomed to seeing the pop stars on our radios, televisions, and computer screens with perfect bodies. On magazine covers, they are made even more perfect (if that’s possible) with Photoshop and airbrushing. Imperfection is not acceptable in the world of pop stars. Oh sure, we’ve managed to have a few plus-size singers make […]

Rand Paul Minimizes Mental Illness

Rand Paul Minimizes Mental Illness

Rand Paul, the conservative republican senator from Kentucky who caters to the religious right, says he needs to see it to believe it. In stark contrast to his ability to believe in a God that has no proof of existence, Ron Paul’s spawn apparently thinks that?anxiety cannot be physically seen, and therefore is not a […]

School Security Guard Caught On Video Beating Special Needs Student

School Security Guard Caught On Video Beating Special Needs Student

A shocking incident was captured on surveillance video in a California high school on May 19th, and now an Oakland High School security guard has been charged with felony child abuse. Marchell Mitchell was caught on camera restraining and physically abusing a disabled student at Oakland High. The Los Angeles Times stated: An Oakland High […]

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