Source: Herald on Sunday Teina Boyd is paralysed from the chest down but the young mum of one says her goal isn’t to walk again – it’s to get her laugh back. Boyd broke her neck in a freak accident last year on Labour Weekend while horsing around with friends. A miscalculated dive on to a…
If the Ryan Phillips life story were made into a movie, the McGuffin, the most desired thing the determined 11-year-old hero could imagine in the opening scene, would be to live on his own. Phillips knew in middle school he wanted to be free to come and go as he pleased, beholden to no one and in charge of his life.
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.
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.
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…
It took a long time for his peers to realise Shaun Markham was exceptionally bright.
He says being named dux of King’s High School in 2012 seemed to be a turning point, when other pupils accepted he had academic ability.
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.
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.
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…
Coronation Street bosses have launched a nationwide search to find a disabled actor to take on a new starring role.
Casting directors are to hold auditions in London, Glasgow and Manchester to find the right man to play new character Howie, who is described as a ‘cheeky chappy’.