Crutches help Cate Grace to business success


Rheumatoid arthritis has not stopped Cate Grace from becoming a top personal trainer and inspirational business leader. The Christchurch woman has used her disability to power her own brand of positive leadership and entrepreneurial success.

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Judith Collins Writes: Disability is a part of life


Any parent will tell anyone who will listen that their child is special – often gifted, sometimes challenged but definitely special.

So what happens in the education system when our kids really are special, gifted or challenged, kids with disabilities or special abilities? Sadly, the answer is very dependent on the school zone and more importantly, on the school’s principal and the Board of Trustees.

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A mother’s plea: ‘He’s not scary, he’s a little boy’


By AliceAnn Meyer Jameson has a very rare disorder, his family believe he has Pfeiffer Syndrome. Fed up with cruel comments directed at her little boy, his mother, AliceAnn Meyer penned a touching blog post which has gone viral. She shared it with The Herald. We’ve had some encounters recently that have inspired me to…

Alex Minsky lost his right leg after his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while he was serving in Afghanistan. (Nordstrom)

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities


To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.

Four people with disabilities grace the pages of the upscale department store’s current anniversary sale catalog promoting the retailer’s biggest sale of the year.

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Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head


To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare.

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Clever UK ad campaign nails it on “awkward disability moments”


Scope, a British group which advocates for people with disabilities, has partnered with the advertising firm Grey London and TV presenter Alex Brooker to make a clever series of ads meant to help non-disabled people avoid being awkward (and, you know, actively offensive) when interacting with people with disabilities. They also devised a quiz to test if you learned literally anything…