Handicapped and its twin "handicap" have been in the American lexicon for some time now but not always with the disability inferences of today.
Erin Gildner’s life was falling apart when, under the influence of alcohol, she wrecked her vehicle and found herself paralyzed. Her injury led her to public speaking, and that helped her find her passion for public health and the purpose she had been lacking.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the most comprehensive law ever passed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. While many Americans have heard about the ADA, few know what this important law requires. The following are answers to some commonly asked questions about the ADA.
United Spinal Association is proud to be a part of the legacy of the ADA, the landmark civil rights law that protects wheelchair users and other people with disabilities from discrimination.
Kenny Salvini, a United Spinal member from Sumner, Washington, had his specialized wheelchair heavily damaged Airlines. Twice in the same year!