The Republicans’ tax bill—especially its elimination of a break for out-of-pocket medical expenses—is aimed to hurt the most vulnerable in the disability community.
Elizabeth Picciuto received an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives, philosophizes, gardens, and watches lots of TV in Silver Spring, MD.
The latest Pixar film is said to provide a frank exploration of disability, so I took my disabled son and his brothers to see it.
More than $330 million is spent each year on autism research—but only 1 percent of that is focused on adults.
Disney parks used to be a haven for children with disabilities and their families. But that’s about to change.
If Donald Trump becomes president, my family can’t flee north. Why? Because our son has disabilities that are considered ‘too expensive.’
While reporting on the Zika virus,the media are calling kids with microcephaly ‘misshapen,’ ‘heartbreaking,’ and ‘dystopian.’ The exact opposite of my joyful, funny, vivacious son.
To most, killing the disabled is inconceivable. To parents with disabled kids—who watch society muse over whether their lives are worth living—it's an all too familiar nightmare.
The parents of little Julianna Snow are honoring her wish to die at home (and go to ‘heaven’) rather than go to the hospital if she falls ill again.
An Applebee’s in Rhode Island failed to pay an autistic young man for a year—making it just the latest U.S. company to profit off disabled workers.