Friends and SCI/D: An Adjustment for All

October 9th, 2013|

By Erica Jacques with Alex Ghenis

During my six years as an occupational therapist in a rehab hospital, I witnessed more life-changing events than most people do in a lifetime. When it came to addressing the needs of people who were recovering after a spinal cord injury, I felt like we […]

A Different Type of Friend

October 9th, 2013|

In just over a year together, Scott Fedor and Melanie (the monkey) have developed a deep bond. Melanie loves to groom Scott but is just as happy hanging out and playing with Scott.
On the surface, almost everything about the friendship between Scott and Melanie is what you would expect between […]

Dating/Relating: Embarrassing Moments

April 10th, 2013|

Zoë Amour
In a relationship on wheels, you have to learn how to laugh at the things you can’t control. Semi-embarrassing moments are bound to happen, but you and your main squeeze can become even stronger by laughing them off or learning from them. A real relationship is one that doesn’t […]

Risking Your Heart: Online Dating

December 11th, 2012|

When a friend encouraged Daniela Castagnino to try online dating, her thoughts immediately turned to what could go wrong. What if no one responded? What if her time away from the dating game had left her rusty? What if the person she met killed her and chopped her into pieces?

They […]

Dating/Relating: Getting Physical

July 30th, 2012|

Zoë Amour
Let’s cut to the chase: part of dating is getting physical. I’m not talking about pumping some iron — this is the lip-locking, bodies-touching kind of physical. Don’t let your wheels, a titanium frame, or mobility constraints get in the way of having some fun and taking your relationship […]

Dating/Relating: Meeting People

February 16th, 2012|

While a lot of the situations that nondisabled folks use to spark romance pose hurdles, there are a million things you can do to meet new people.