Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

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Nurses on Wheels
Tim Gilmer, New Mobility - April 1, 2019

This is the second part in a New Mobility magazine series on people with disabilities in the medical profession. The first piece, on doctors with disabilities, is here.

Teen turns prosthetic arm into glitter-shooting unicorn horn
Erin Ivory, WGN 9 Chicago - March 28, 2019

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a cute story, but it’s an example of how people with disabilities can think about their impairments in a completely different way. This is positive thinking, with a mischievous twist.

Here’s What Dr. Phil Got Wrong in His Episode on Interabled Relationships
Melissa Blake, Rooted In Rights - March 26, 2019

Dr. Phil may have been trying to shed light on some of the potential difficulties of relationships where one person is disabled and the other is not. But the way he made his case was incredibly ignorant, and also harmful to anyone with disabilities struggling with their self image and future relationship possibilities.