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Week Two with Journalist David M. Perry

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Last week, you learned about David M. Perry, a history professor who doubles as a nationally known disabilities rights journalist and activist.

Raising His Son with Down Syndrome

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

On his day job, 44-year-old David M. Perry of Brookfield, Illinois, is a Dominican University history professor and Medieval Venice expert

Teen with ASD Loves Dogs, Art, and Cars

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Kenzie Smith, 17, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome "three or four years ago," she said in a telephone interview

Mom Serves Dementia Residents

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Last week, I introduced you to Tish and Joe Griffin, mother and son, of Destin, Florida.

Mom Turns Caregiving Into Career

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

So taken up by their moving story, I'm devoting the next two weeks to Joe and Tish Griffin, 21-year-old son and 60-year-old mother

Vietnam Vet Won't Seek PTSD Help

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

My featured person this week is "Maryanne," the adult daughter of a former Marine who most likely has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Cerebral Palsy Doesn't Stop Crouch

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

P.J. Crouch has cerebral palsy, which a person usually "gets" during fetal development or at birth, when brain damage permanently short-circuits the brain's ability to effectively control body coordination

Man Still Recovering from TBI

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two years back, I featured Daniel Mignerey who somehow survived life-threatening injuries on February 6, 2015

Couple Managing Several Disabilities

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a telephone interview, 62-year-old Bernice said, "I was born prematurely and was exposed to oxygen in the incubator. The result was called retinopathy of prematurity

Autism: Mom Fighting Tooth and Nail

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sandra Domenech became aware of this column through a friend who read it in a Florida weekly. She said she and her 13-year-old son with ASD recently moved out of Florida

Disabilities: App for Managing Finance

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

I've occasionally looked outside the United States for people with disabilities to feature, including people from Canada, Great Britain, Africa, and Australia

Disabilities Columnist Seeking to Break Stereotypes

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

If you're brand new here, you probably have been wondering what's going on. Instead of disability-related issues, ax-grinding, or political agenda-driving

Raymer Searching for a Kidney Donor (Part II)

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Last column, you learned about 48-year-old Karen Raymer, of Hidden Valley Lake, California, who for the last five years has been searching for a kidney donor

Raymer Seeking a Kidney Transplant

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

All the little boy wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth. Karen Raymer of Hidden Valley Lake, California, would like just one kidney

U.S. Military Helped Sgt. Gutierrez

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

On June 18, 2006, Sgt. Joshua Gutierrez of the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas, was on patrol near Osut, Iraq

Man Coming to Grips with Disorder

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Our featured person this week wanted to be known as "Oliver" and his full identity hidden because of possible repercussions. He is in his 20s and lives

Baseball Great Should be in the Hall of Fame

Sun, 6 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

At least once annually, I offer my best "pitch" for the late, rocket-armed, speedy William "Dummy" Hoy and for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Student Starts Invisible Disability Club

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

About nine months ago, I featured 22-year-old Ohio State student Harley Jo Skorpenske, whose open letter to all the people who had criticized her for using handicapped parking spaces

Advocate Fighting Invisible Disabilities

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Christy Smith of Florissant, Missouri, saw nine doctors over a three-year span beginning in 1991 before learning exactly why she had periodic, intense dizzy spells

Genetic Testing Could Prevent Disability

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Recently, I had quite an experience trying to prevent a disability or two in myself. Several years ago, I found online a genetic testing service and later another similar service