The case for loving the disabled

William West | 22 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, disability, Down syndrome
The value of the disabled and the love they inspire is the subject of a new 900-page book, Far From the Tree

How come you don’t want one?

Jan Gothard | 29 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, Down syndrome, genetic screening
My daughter with Down syndrome has never been a source of shame to our family, but our lives would have been easier if people had been more understanding.

Has society failed US quadriplegic?

Michael Cook | 08 December 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: disability, quadriplegia

Do the disabled really want death?

Michael Cook | 19 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: disability

We need a society which cares, not kills

Erik Leipoldt | 14 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, ethics of care, euthanasia
A quadriplegic who has just published a book on attitudes to euthanasia in the Netherlands and Australia asks whether it should be legalised in a caring society. 

Riled by the R-word

Barbara Kay | 11 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, paraolympics
Disabled people need all the support we can give them. They don't need ideologues who teach that disability is a social construct.

Is death better than disability?

Michael Cook | 11 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, disability, euthanasia
Whom better to ask than the disabled? They give some surprising answers.

Good news in the Times?

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, disability, human dignity
The children of Specialty will deteriorate and die here. The real wonder is that they have survived.

Children write better essays with a pen

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: disability, education, writing
Plonking a child in front of a laptop may not be the right solution for those who have difficulty writing down their thoughts, according to a new study. And it shows that even children without any specific transcription difficulty benefit from using a pen rather than a keyboard at least some of the time.

Tears for Middle Pleistocene human Cranium 14

Michael Cook | 06 April 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: anthropology, archeology, bioarcheology of care, disability
An amazing archeological finding in Spain reveals the deep humanity of our distant ancestors.

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