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News Publications and Media: Disability News


Chooseability offers news on a range of disability issues. It is unique in that it encourages news contributions from the site's visitors.

Disability Grapevine is an online newspaper featuring stories and articles about disability issues. The newspaper features breaking news, historical facts, famous quotations, an advice column, letters to the editor, classified ads, and much more.

Disability Scoop is a great source for developmental disability news. Created by professional journalists, Michelle Diament and Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop gathers articles from across the Web and publishes original content on education, health, law, life and money issues affecting the 4.5 million Americans with developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, mental retardation and fragile X syndrome, and those who care for them. Learn more at their website and sign up for e-news. For more information, contact media@disabilityscoop.com.

Disability Solutions is a publication providing free, accessible, information that is useful, sensitive, and current to everyone concerned with developmental disabilities including, parents, families, self-advocates, and professionals. The goal is to bring current research, medical information, educational strategies, and practical suggestions to readers in language that is easily understood.

New Sign Enabled Online is an online clearinghouse of news covering a wide variety of disability-related issues. The site offers real life experiences of people with disabilities, editorials, employment and health-related news and resources, a listing of general news and events as well as a listing of links to various disability-related resources and classifieds.

International Disability News Ticker offers late-breaking disability news from a number of countries spanning the globe. News coverage is offered on the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and more.

Mainstream Magazine, an on-line magazine produced by, for and about people with disabilities, covers news and current affairs, new products and technology, profiles of leading disability advocates, education, employment, sexuality and relationships, housing, transportation, as well as travel and recreation. The site also features links to additional news sources and a number of disability related resources and organizations. Mainstream encourages comments from its readers. Contact the editor with your comments or story suggestions at editor@mainstream-mag.com.

Newswaves published monthly by Willard Publications and costs $2.00/issue or $18.00/year. To subscribe to the magazine, you can send payment to 302 N. Goodman St., Suite 205-A, Rochester, New York 14607-1149 or fax credit card orders to (716) 473-6328.

On A Roll radio is a nationally syndicated, live, weekly, talk radio show that deals with different issues of disabilities and life. This web site gives you the chance to read about guests who have been on the show or you can listen to the recent shows with AudioNet. The site also has a listing of the current radio network, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and many more. On a Roll radio has recently expanded its audience adding 30 new radio stations as part of Talk America Network. You can dial in on the Talk America Radio Network on Sundays at 9:00 PM EST. If you have a RealPlayer plug-in, you can listen live on the Internet at Talk America.

State Listings

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Challenge is a quarterly news publication that covers disability issues from a family perspective. This publication offers the latest disability news in New Hampshire as well as a listing of state agencies and resources/

New York

Able Newspaper is "a monthly newspaper that is published for, by and about the disabled, with the focus on the able." The paper, which is available in print format for a small monthly fee, features New York specific disability-related news, a calendar of events, columns written by various experts, a variety of informative articles and personal ads. A number of articles are also featured on their website and can be accessed free of charge. For subscription information, call (516) 939-2253 or write to Able News, PO Box 395, Old Bethpage, NY 11804.


New Horizons Un-Limited publishes our quarterly newsletter, Communicability, free to people with disabilities, their families or caregivers. This newsletter provides news on current issues for people with disabilities on both the national and Wisconsin state scenes. Our mission with this newsletter is to reach people with disabilities with news and information to find solutions to issues that arise in their everyday lives! Subscribe at this link to receive our free newsletter via e-mail. If you would like to read past editions of CommunicAbility, they are available in Archives: NHU Quarterly Newsletters..

The Source, published monthly by REKAB Publications, is written for Wisconsin and Illinois residents. This publication carries news on Making Life Easier, Social Security, Legislative Updates, Employment, Assistive Technology, Break Out, classified ads and a disability resource directory of toll free numbers in the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area. It costs $16/year. Send payment to: P.O. Box 37950, Milwaukee, WI 53237-0950.

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