A Doll Like Me — Every Child Should Feel Included

A baby in a colorful outfit sits next to her doll with a limb difference
Children with disabilities don’t often see themselves represented—and if they do, it’s commonly an inaccurate or even harmful portrayal, as the movie ‘The Witches’ has shown in recent weeks. Amy seeks to change this through her work at ‘A Doll Like Me.’ She creates dolls that resemble their owners: children with a variety of ... Read more

A Father’s Search to Find a Cure for a Rare Disease

A family photo of father Keith, who has short brown hair and wears a white shirt, his son Bryson, who has blonde hair and wears a similar white shirt, his wife Laura, who has shoulder-long brown hair and smiles brightly, and his older son Connor, who leans on his moms shoulder and has curly, brown-red hair. On Connor's and Laura's lap is a fluffy brown dog, sticking out its tongue.
Keith McArthur is a father, journalist, kidney disease survivor, and rare disease advocate, who put his life on hold to find a cure for his son Bryson’s rare condition. ABILITY Magazine spoke with Keith about his family’s journey getting a diagnosis, his podcast ‘Unlocking Bryson’s Brain,’ and finding a cure for Bryson’s rare GRIN ... Read more

Accessibility and Inclusion: ‘This is who we are’ – PBS KIDS, a model for all media

A tiger mom and Daniel Tiger stand in a field of sun flowers.
For more than 50 years, PBS has strived to be as accessible as possible to a broad audience, and they have paid particular attention to including children with a variety of disabilities. ABILITY Magazine’s Karina Sturm spoke with Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, Sara DeWitt, about PBS KIDS’ efforts to make their shows ... Read more

Children with Disabilities Amongst Those Separated from Families at US Border

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The stories of children who have been separated from their families and are detained after attempting to enter the United States illegally has been dominating the news and social media in the past week or so. But there are some children who haven’t been discussed in these stories. Children whose stories deserve to be ... Read more