Scaling Up Leadership Training for Women with Disabilities

The Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) is the signature women’s leadership training program of Mobility International USA (MIUSA). “The contributions of the extraordinary women of the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) not only improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities in their home countries, they also play a critical role in combating discrimination, promoting inclusion, and defending human rights the world over.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th U.S. Secretary […]

The Best Laid Schemes

LIVING WITH A DISABILITY BY JERRY LEVINSON My GP diagnosed the problem as a pinched nerve, likely caused by use of the STS machine that had forced my spinal column and vertebrae into a position they had not been in in years. The title of this column is taken from a line in Robert Burns’ 1786 poem “To a Mouse” that reads “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” Truer words […]


BY PATTI VERBANAS (RUTGERS TODAY) For years, John and Rose Gallaher had considered moving their daughter, Maureen, out of the Vineland Developmental Center, where she had lived for 41 years, since she was six. The Toms River couple wanted her closer and in a home-like setting that could afford her a more independent lifestyle. “But we were petrified,” says Rose. “Maureen had multiple handicaps – profound mental disability, autism, cerebral palsy, severe seizure disorder, among […]

Make Buckling Up a Snap for Every Ride

Just say no to floppy, hard-to-buckle seat belts. Mom-invented MyBuckleMate makes it easy for anyone to buckle up in the backseat with one hand (just like you do in the driver’s seat). MyBuckleMate was designed for kids in booster seats and perfect for little hands. It fits in tight spaces and between booster seats and also fits securely so seats can be folded down without removing it and does not alter the buckle in any […]