Marlee Matlin 3 Issue

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Herstory of Autism — Pioneer Jeanne Simons by Dr. Sabine Oishi

Over sixty years ago–well before autism was commonly known– and before Applied Behavior Analysis, therapist Jeanne M. Simons created Linwood. A school and residential haven for children who were destined to be institutionalized, it was the first and only program of its kind to provide support for the children and relief for the parents. ... Read more

Gaming for All: Disability, Accessibility and Representation 

Much has changed over the last years regarding disability representation on- and off-screen and accessibility for people with disabilities in all areas of life. However, we still have a bit to go, especially in one particular sector: gaming. ABILITY Magazine’s Karina Sturm speaks with Anita Mortaloni, Director of Accessibility Xbox at Microsoft, about Microsoft’s ... Read more

Long Haul Paul takes a chopper on a record breaking ride for MS

On July 12th, I managed to set my fourth and probably my dumbest world record and another successful fundraiser for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. With donations from Yamaha, Bridgestone, Low and Mean, Denali Electronics, Aerostich, Rob’s Dyno and Baxter’s Garage, I built a custom chopper from a Yamaha Bolt. With the paint still ... Read more

Ashley Fiolek — Settling In

I‘m now pretty settled in Utah and enjoying it so far, except for the heat! I know, I know, I’m from Florida. It shouldn’t bother me, but we were having a mild Spring/Summer in Florida. And now, it is in the 100’s here! We couldn’t move into our campground for a while, so we ... Read more

Sandy Petrovic and David Petrovic — Autism: Learning Never Stops

Each person is unique; and understanding a person’s differences and recognizing the innate potential in every individual is of paramount importance. Sandy Petrovic and David Petrovic are two such individuals who have not let their hearts be dimmed by autism. Instead, they have worked on creating a fulfilling life for David who is now ... Read more

China’s Blind Mountaineer Zhang Hong

“I cannot see Mt. Qomolangma with my eyes, but I can stand upon it” Zhang Hong was born in Chongqing in 1975 and went blind due to glaucoma at age 21. Currently he works as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physical therapist at Fokind Hospital, a medical institution affiliated with the University of Tibet. ... Read more

Marlee Matlin 3 peat — Actress, Author, Deaf and Disability Advocate

More than 30 years ago, Marlee Matlin graced the first cover of ABILITY Magazine. Again a decade later, and now for her third interview once again, accompanied by her sign language interpreter and business partner, Jack Jason. Her successful career as actress, writer, producer, deaf activist and mom of four, spans more than 35 ... Read more

Humor Therapy — All Lie Dating

Dying is easy, dating is hard. It’s difficult to find the right person and, if by chance you’re lucky enough to find the right person, often they turn into the wrong person. This on-line dating has probably made things easier. You can start to weed people out before you waste a night on a ... Read more

Together, we aren’t rare! Let’s talk about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Twenty-five million people in the US are affected by rare diseases – many of them are genetic and life-limiting. One of these conditions is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), an unknown and neglected disorder of the connective tissue that can lead to severe disability. Over the last years, popular figures like Jameela Jamil and Mandy Harvey ... Read more

BYkids: Seeing the world through a child’s eyes

When the world starts listening to children or young adults, great things happen. Over recent years, more and more children began advocating for their cause – whether it is Greta Thunberg and her work around climate change or Malala Yousafzai and her fight for female education – and their voices influenced not only public ... Read more

Marlee Matlin 3-peat Crossword Puzzle

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