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November 18, 2015

Thank you Dr. Tim Nugent

I don’t remember the first time I met Dr. Nugent. But I remember the first story I heard about him. In 1990 I had moved from Oregon to Illinois, I’d been recruited to play wheelchair basketball for University of Illinois, at that time the foremost wheelchair sports program in the world. Not only was the […]

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October 6, 2015

The Disability Double Standard

The other day a rant about able-bodied people appeared on Facebook posted by a young very capable woman who uses a wheelchair. About twenty other people with disabilities (PWDs) chimed in, with their complaints about able-bodied people trying to help them. When I told them that I was giving a presentation to help educate people […]

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