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Disability news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
Disabling Utopia to Save It
Society can benefit from conjuring worlds that model diversity and inclusion.
July 13, 2021
The Community That May Be Hurt Most by Republican Voter Restrictions: Americans With Disabilities
Bills making it harder for them to vote from home are an affront to their civil rights.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 30, 2021
Maybe We Shouldn’t Go Back to Normal
“Normal has always been a perilous reality.”
June 1, 2021
Life in Gaza With Down Syndrome
Ibrahim Hammad, 12, has never been allowed to leave the 140-square-mile territory.
April 2, 2021
As Private Equity Comes to Dominate Autism Services…
It’s time to ask ourselves how long we want to keep rewarding bad behavior.
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March 9, 2021
I Shouldn’t Have to Dehumanize My Son to Get Him Support
Instead of focusing on the challenges facing disabled people, we should emphasize goals.
David M. Perry
March 6, 2021
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Stripping a person of their legal rights is inherently dangerous and dehumanizing.
January 22, 2021
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
October 22, 2020
The Disabled Community Doesn’t Want Your Pity
Why former telethon participants are protesting the return of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s most famous fundraising effort.
September 10, 2020
Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington—and Me
Joe Biden’s narrative about conquering his stammer might be true for him. That doesn’t mean it should be imposed on the rest of us.