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January 6, 2015

Guest Blog on Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

By Jen Mohn This is a guest blog entry from Jen Mohn, daughter of Diane Johnson. Jen’s daughter has Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, and AMC awareness day is June 30, 2015. Please wear blue on June 30 to raise awareness and to support individuals with this condition. Please read the blog entry to get a glance into AMC and the challenges individuals with AMC Face. In her 4 years with her daughter, Jen and her family
March 10, 2015

Time To Put a Stop to Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and Disability One day after a football game several years ago, I noticed a young man about 20 years old taking a cell phone movie of me while I was walking around the college campus. In that instance, I realized someone was going to use their anonymity and cell phone technology to entertain themselves. And that stung. Futhermore, this guy was going to “share” this experience with others. And that bothered me. While technology
March 11, 2015

Highlighting people with disabilities: The Super Bowl and Changing the Face of Beauty

By Julie M. Gerhart-Rothholz (@jmgerhart) Each year, the Super Bowl is watched as much for its commercials as for the football game. I wonder how a company makes a decision to spend millions for 30 seconds, so I watch the game, but I watch the commercials more closely. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see that three, yes three, Super Bowl commercials featured individuals with disabilities, and it made me wonder, is 2015 the
August 10, 2015

Boy with Rare Disease Needs Service Dog…

Our Ability was asked to help find a service dog – please read post from his mom Renee Yager Farrell … Callen is an energetic four year old boy that is diagnosed with a rare Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease called Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy. For the time being, he is on oxygen continuously. He has been on oxygen for two and a half years. The amount of time that he will continue to need full-time oxygen
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