On Disability and Accepting Help

I'll never forget the glare I received from an elderly man when I stepped out of my car into the grocery-store parking lot one frigid January afternoon. Yes, I parked in the handicap spot, as my placard permitted, and yes, my legs work just fine. Better than fine, actually. It's the cold. Missouri winters aren't kind to my underdeveloped hands and arms. I have poor circulation. A short walk can become quite painful, especially if I'm trying to carry a bag or a jug of milk or push an unwieldy car

Check out Tommy Hilfiger's clothing line for kids with disabilities.

Tommy Hilfiger just made news by announcing a new line of adaptive kids’ clothing for the spring. “What the heck is adaptive clothing?” you might be asking. Precisely. The term sounds foreign because no large companies have sold that type of clothing ... until now. People with disabilities don’t fit into clothing the same way able-bodied people do. They can’t button and zip the same way. They can’t wiggle into (or out of) clothing like others can.

We Adopted Kids Knowing They'd Need Lots of Extra Care

Sherrie and James Duval know that having eight children garners a fair share of puzzled looks and a range of comments. "Some people think we are amazing, and others think we are crazy," says Sherrie of their brood, which includes seven adopted children, four of whom have special needs ranging from ADHD to a musculoskeletal disorder called arthrogryposis. "The truth is, my kids are the amazing ones." Even as a little girl, Sherrie knew that someday she wanted to adopt. The only child of a single