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Posted: Fri, 07/01/2016 - 07:33 | The New Normal

How much should I depend on others? Does depending on others mean that I am “giving in” to my disability? If I am overly dependent, will I end up in a dull dark world where I rely on others to bring me happiness? 

Issues like these confront some people with disabilities almost every day. A person whose upper body movements are limited could spend two hours dressing herself or dress in 10 minutes with assistance from a health aid. After a stroke, a person no longer able to drive must either travel on four buses from home to work or depend on a friend to drive him. 

Posted: Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:33 | Political Insider

Even before their convention meets in Cleveland three weeks from now, many Republican leaders are already writing off Donald Trump and looking to 2020.  Some of the rivals the bombastic billionaire trounced in the primaries are dusting themselves off for a run against President Hillary Clinton four years from now.

Posted: Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:13 | Political Insider

Paul Ryan's advice to Republican House colleagues to vote their "conscience" was an unprecedented abandonment of his party's presidential nominee.  It also helps him avoid being tied too closely to Donald Trump when, as expected, he runs for president in 2020.

If pollsters and odds makers were to gaze in their crystal balls four years into the future, they'd be very likely to name Ryan the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

Posted: Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:13 | Political Insider

Paul Ryan's advice to Republican House colleagues to vote their "conscience" was an unprecedented abandonment of his party's presidential nominee.  It also helps him avoid being tied too closely to Donald Trump when, as expected, he runs for president in 2020.

If pollsters and odds makers were to gaze in their crystal balls four years into the future, they'd be very likely to name Ryan the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 08:14 | The New Normal

Editor's Note: Liane Carter's list of her ten ways to be an advocate are instructive for parents raising children with disabilities all year long.

Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 07:24 | The New Normal

Boston, MA, June 21st, 2016 — The Ruderman Family Foundation has opened the nomination period for its international Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, now in its fifth consecutive year of operation. Five individual $50,000 awards will be given to companies and organizations that operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities.

Five organizations from around the world will be selected for the Prize, which in total will amount to $250,000 that the Foundation will invest as recognition for the important work being done, and to also ensure that resources are available to allow them to continue.