All Things Disability 2018-03-19T17:17:32+00:00

All Things Disability

Guidance for life with a disability: stories and facts, insights and encouragement.


What You Need to Know if You Are Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise for people under age 50, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA). However, the average age of a cancer diagnosis is still 68-72 years old, making it something someone under age 50 rarely anticipates. Support and resources for younger patients are often hard to find.

Concerns about finances, health insurance and returning to work are much different for those […]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Featured, Health|

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Never a Day Off―Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Some years ago back in another century, I was in the Air Force and based in San Antonio, Texas. We were in between wars at the time, and my fellow airmen and I busied ourselves with the mundane tasks of peacetime.

One day, I passed by a young officer in the parking lot who was walking with a noticeable limp. Military members are almost universally young and healthy and I only knew him on a […]

By | March 16th, 2018|Health|

How to Heart Your Kidneys

*By the National Kidney Foundation

Show your kidneys some love through preventative care. March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to #HeartYourKidneys.

When you love someone, you want them to be safe and happy. The same goes for your kidneys. When you “heart” your kidneys, you’re taking steps to make sure that they are protected and doing well. As the master chemists […]

By | March 13th, 2018|Health|

Program Promotes New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

Program Promotes New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

More treatment options are needed for individuals living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because existing therapies don’t always work, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A new program will help experts around the world develop new treatments and medicines by making cell data on the diseases available to the scientific community.

Lupus, RA and other autoimmune diseases can last a lifetime, cause severe disability […]

By | February 21st, 2018|Health, SSDI Claims|

Is SSDI just welfare for people too lazy to work?

Is SSDI just welfare for people too lazy to work?

The answer to that question is, “Absolutely not.” An article on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) by Dylan Matthews on, shatters myths and misconceptions about the program most American workers pay for out of every paycheck.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports the following statistics:

  • The average disability beneficiary today paid into the disability trust fund for 22 years before becoming […]
By | February 14th, 2018|SSDI Claims, Support, Working|

Video Contest Urges People with Invisible Disabilities to Declare #IAmInvisibleNoMore

Video Contest Urges People with Invisible Disabilities to Declare #IAmInvisibleNoMore

Allsup and Invisible Disabilities Association raise awareness and help people connect through video storytelling

Belleville, Illinois — Feb. 14, 2018 — The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA), an organization dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of invisible disabilities, and Allsup, the nation’s premier provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, today announced the launch of the #IAmInvisibleNoMore video contest.

Individuals living with invisible […]

By | February 13th, 2018|Inspiration, Support|
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