October 3, 2019

Hannah Soyer is a creative nonfiction writer and journalist. Her work focuses on underrepresented groups, under-talked about things, and how these fit into the idea of the “other.” She has written for the Disability Visibility Project, Rooted in Rights blog, and Cosmop...

July 5, 2019

Steve Way is featured in many episodes of the Hulu show Ramy, which premiered in April to tons of acclaim. Steve plays one of Ramy's best friends on the show. He brings a hilarious and REAL portrayal to the screen that anyone with a NMD can relate and at times laugh al...

April 4, 2019

Ing Wong-Ward kicks off Smith's Showcase with a great seven-question interview.

November 22, 2018

Gift ideas for adults living with neuromuscular disabilities (NMDs)

In this post, I’m going to hopefully convince you why a peer-directed and driven charity (PDDC) should receive your full support over a big box charity (BBC), like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Susan G. Komen Foundation, or Autism Speaks. Not only will I tell you...

NMD United is proud to support the great work of a fellow peer run and led organization, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies, as it prepares a significant disaster relief effort for people with disabilities in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. After Hurricane San...

A statement from NMD United on the events that took place this weekend in Charlottesville, VA.

May 5, 2017

I graduated college in 1990. The ADA had just been passed. There was no funding for home care. There was no accessible public transportation. I lived with my dad who took care of me and worked from home as a telemarketer, which I hated. I volunteered on a committee tha...

To all of my NMD gimpy friends, an individual instance of a systemic problem must get our attention. I don't think anyone can genuinely argue that there are not legitimate questions surrounding Jerika's circumstances. Perhaps the questions have good answers, as some of...

September 23, 2016

Jerika Bolen's death was not beautiful. It was a tragedy.

No 14-year-old should be allowed to make a decision about life and death. NO TEENAGER, no matter what. It's ridiculous.

It highlights how people in our society view people with disabilities: people with lives not...

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