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Washington Post

Opinions: My dad was the ideal father for a kid in a wheelchair. (June 15, 2018)


Rethink your assumptions about the disabled and romance. (Feb. 13, 2018)


Why I hate buying a new wheelchair (Sept. 9, 2017)


No Longer One of 'Jerry's Kids' (Sept. 3, 2007)


The New York Times

Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years (Jan. 5, 2018)

The Opinion Pages: 'Cure' Me? No, Thanks (Mar. 5, 2017)

The Opinion Pages: A Disabled Life Is a Life Worth Living (Oct. 5, 2016)

Sunday Review/Opinion: An Act That Enabled Acceptance (July 26, 2015)

Op-Ed Contributor: When Wheelchairs Are Cool (Aug. 1, 2014)


Op-Ed Contributor: Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast (Nov. 1, 2012)


Sunday Review/Loose Ends: Wheelchair Guys Are All Alike--Advice to strangers, well-meaning and otherwise: Look beyond the wheelchair. (Mar. 11, 2012)


Chicago Tribune
Commentary: Harvard and its minorities: Diversity isn't just skin deep. (Nov. 30, 2018)

Commentary: Why the current beard craze? Today's men lack shaving skills. (Sept. 13, 2018)

Commentary: 'Me Before You' perpetuates idea that the disabled should consider suicide. (June 1, 2016)

OPINION: People like me: Is there room in health care for the disabled? (Nov. 29, 2009)

Los Angeles Times
OP-ED: Beware the Rush to Help People Die (July 3, 2014)

OPINION: Life, and Death, and Who Decides (Oct. 19, 2008)

COMMENTARY: An Ax Over a Unique Rehab Unit (Jan. 28, 2003)

COUNTERPUNCH: A 'Body' of Work With a Broader Appeal (July 2, 2001)

PERSPECTIVE ON ASSISTED SUICIDE: Quality of Life Consists of More Than the Physical (April 12, 1996)

PALM LATITUDES Close-Up: Norma Sklarek (June 14, 1992)

PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: An Open Letter to Jerry Lewis
(Sept. 1, 1991)

September's legacy: Taking on Harvard in a wheelchair. (Aug. 27, 2012)


National Public Radio

Morning Edition - COMMENTARY: On Halloween, Celebrating Differences of All Types (Oct. 28, 2010)


Morning Edition - COMMENTARY: Looking Back on 20 Years of Disability Rights (Jul. 26, 2010)


Morning Edition - COMMENTARY: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Doesn't Define Me (Apr. 28, 2010)


Morning Edition - COMMENTARY: To One Of The Lucky Ones, The New Year Means More (Jan. 4, 2010)


Morning Edition - COMMENTARY: Challenges of an Inter-Abled Marriage (Feb. 14, 2006)


Morning Edition - COMMENTARY: Valuing Life, Whether Disabled or Not (Dec. 7, 2005)


USA Today

Op-ed: Disabled owe personal debt to King as well (Jan. 15, 2010)


My Turn: It's Just a Wheelchair, Not a Batmobile (July, 24, 2006)



BEHAVIOR: Disability Etiquette--How the Disabled Want to be Treated
(Mar. 1993)


The Harvard Independent

FEATURE: Life on Wheels--An Equal Chance (Oct.  9-15, 1980)




Beacon Broadside

Stephen Hawking and Me: A Remembrance (Mar. 26, 2018)
DeVos� Halloween Message for Kids with Disabilities (Oct. 30, 2017)

The Downside of "The Upside" (Feb. 4, 2019)
Mastering the "Pee Math" (Jan. 17, 2019)
No Straws? No Thanks! (July 23, 2018)
When I Write About My Life… (May 10, 2018
To Hell and Back, or Disability Wisdom (Apr. 7, 2018)
Not All Crips Are Creeps (Jan. 11, 2018)
Alive at 55! (Dec. 5, 2017)
Nurturing Spontaneity, or Why I Love �The Odd Couple� (Oct. 24, 2017)
Rolling Role Models (Sept. 19, 2017)
Quiet Activism (Aug. 21, 2017)
On the Guilty Pleasures of Computer Solitaire (Aug. 2017)
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction (July 2017)
A Wheel in Two Worlds (June 2017)
Learning to Rock AND Roll (Mar. 19, 2012)

New Mobility

Dragon Individual Professional 15: The Tech Just Keeps Getting Better and Better (Nov. 2016)
Inter-Abled Couples: Challenges and Joys (Oct. 2015)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Not For Us? (Dec. 2010)
Beating the Flu: Adequate Precautions Can Make All the Difference (Nov. 2010)
Self-Publishing: Getting Your Book Published, Your Way (Apr. 2010)
Look, Ma -- No Hands! (Apr. 2006)

Aging with Dignity

Brittany's Peers? (Feb. 3, 2015)

A Word about Good Planning, Financial and Otherwise (Dec. 18, 2014)

POLST: Protecting Patients' Rights or a Bad Joke? (Jan. 2, 2014)

Five Ways to Honor Patients' Rights (Dec. 9, 2013)

The Case of the Indiana Hunter (Nov. 15, 2013)

Families of S.M.A.

A Half-Century of Living With S.M.A. (Spring 2013)


Life In Action

TechGuide: Wheelchair Junkie's Personal Tech (Mar./Apr. 2013)


The Personal Tech of Ben Mattlin (Feb. 2013)


TechGuide: Pumping Iron (Sep./Oct. 2012)


Chefs on Wheels (Mar./Apr. 2012)


Travel: Italy Su Ruote (On Wheels) (Mar./Apr. 2012)


TechGuide: Beach Wheelchairs (Mar./Apr. 2012)


Travel: Cruising With The Pouloses (Nov./Dec. 2011)


TechGuide: Standing Wheelchairs (Sept./Oct. 2011)


Travel: The Galapagos — on Wheels (Sept./Oct. 2011)


TechGuide: All-Terrain Chairs (July/Aug. 2011)

"Push Girls"--Like or Dislike? (June 10, 2012)


The Nation's First Super PAC for the Disabled (June 3, 2012)


You Can't Win 'Em All ... (May 27, 2012)


Wheelchairs Don't Float (May 20, 2012)


Learning Disabilities R Us (May 13, 2012)


A Modern-Day Robin Hood for Disability Rights? (May 6, 2012)


A Victory for the Disability Rrights Advocates (Apr. 30, 2012)


ILC Needs CPR! (Apr. 23, 2012)


Dancing Vets, Mayor vs. Ex-Cons, and Challenging the Non-Physically Challenged (Apr. 15, 2012)


Java Jitters (Apr. 9, 2012)


40,000 of my favorite things… (Apr. 1, 2012)


Weeding Out the Riff-Raff: L.A.'s Pot Industry Gets Organized (Mar. 25, 2012)


"Handicapping" A Race (Mar. 19, 2012)


It Has Nothing To Do with "Jurassic Park" (Mar. 12, 2012)


Two on the Aisle? (Mar. 4, 2012)


Drunk And Dangerous--Or Just Disabled? (Feb. 23, 2012)


And The Winner Is… (Feb. 19, 2012)


For An Informal Setting, L.A. Is Sure Full of Suits. Lawsuits, That Is! (Feb. 9, 2012)


Kids N Play (Feb. 4, 2012)


Disabled People Solve State Budget Shortfall! Whether We Like It Or Not… (Jan. 24, 2012)


Only a Nobody Walks in L.A. (Jan. 20, 2012)


Think Beyond the Label

Guest Blog: A Wall Street Writer on Wheels (May 24, 2012)


The Write Place at the Write Time

"Our Stories" Nonfiction: My 70s Show (Winter 2009-10)



Memoir: Coming to Terms with Survival (Winter 2009-10)


Kids on Wheels

Cover Story: Navigating the Online World, for parents (Winter 2009)


Cover Story: Getting Online, for kids: The Internet is full of fun and learning. Here’s how you can enjoy some of the best it has to offer, and avoid the dangers (Winter 2009)


Cover Story: The Adoption Option: Four true stories of parents who have experienced the ups and downs of adoption and come out smiling (Winter 2007)


Building A Better IEP: These parents have some pointers on managing your child's Individualized Education Plan (Spring 2006)


What's new: Innovative programs for Kids on Wheels (Aug. 2005)


The Hastings Center's Bioethics Forum

Washington's New Suicide Law Reflects Unfair Prejudices (Nov. 6, 2008)

Inaccessible Doctor’s Offices? Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No (Fall 2007)



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