American Airlines Worker Leaves Offensive Note On Passengers' Luggage

James Moehle and Angela Huckaby were flying home to Houston when their bag was misplaced. That sucks. I once had to wear a robe for two days because my luggage got lost and I refused to put on a Hawaiian shirt if my life depended on it. (PSA: Wearing a robe for two days is wonderful and I suggest everyone try it.)… » 3/29/14 6:40pm 3/29/14 6:40pm

Adorable Lil’ Puppy With Cleft Lip Helps Kids With Facial Differences

Never in my life have I had the occasion to rock back and forth and stare at my computer screen with adoration, whispering, "I love you, Lentil." This is because I think healthy, high protein foods are the devil's seed (mozzarella sticks forever). That's changed now, however, and it's all because of this sweet… » 7/02/13 3:30pm 7/02/13 3:30pm

Kids With Special Needs Compete in 'Miss You Can Do It' Pageant

The documentary Miss You Can Do It, which premiered on HBO last night, is a heartwarming look at the beauty pageant of the same name that celebrates little girls with special needs and challenges, founded by Abbey Curran, who has cerebral palsy and was the first woman with a disability to compete in the Miss USA… » 6/25/13 1:20pm 6/25/13 1:20pm

GOP Senators Ensure Spots in Hell by Voting Down Rights of People with Disabilities

Earlier today, a clear majority of Senate GOP voted to block a treaty to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. They did so in front of Bob Dole, the former Senate Majority Leader from Kansas, who arrived in his wheelchair on the Senate floor to support the treaty. BTW, the alternate… » 12/04/12 11:15pm 12/04/12 11:15pm

Watch Politicians Get Thrown Off Script When Disabled Adults Interview Them

Politicians are completely full of it, especially during interviews with journalists, and especially during an election year. So what happens when a news team consisting of only developmentally disabled adults tries to get past the votemongering spin and to the truth? A new movie shares their eye-opening, hilarious,… » 10/19/12 6:40pm 10/19/12 6:40pm

Attention, Blind Shoppers: Ann Taylor Store Wants You and Your Service Dog to Get Out [Updated]

In a politically incorrect twist on the infamous shopping scene from Pretty Woman, a legally blind shopper was barred from shopping at a Salt Lake City area Ann Taylor last weekend because she had a dog with her, even after she explained that she was dependent on the service animal to get around. » 6/20/12 10:50am 6/20/12 10:50am

Starbucks Pays $75,000 For Firing Dwarf Barista

Starbucks will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed when a barista who has dwarfism was fired after asking for a stool. During Elsa Sallard's training in 2009, a manager decided that she would pose a danger to customer and employees and let her go. In addition to the settlement, Starbucks… » 8/18/11 11:56pm 8/18/11 11:56pm

Dubai Doctor Recommends Premarital Genetic Testing

In celebration (?) of International Rare Diseases Day, a doctor in the UAE has recommended that couples get tested for genetic disorders before marriage in order to prevent producing babies that have rare and expensive conditions. While from a logical standpoint this makes sense, as some would argue that it's… » 2/27/11 12:03pm 2/27/11 12:03pm