What would make the future even brighter would be building a world that accepts that disabled people are us and not them – the faceless numbers.
When it comes to relationships and sexuality today, disabled people often experience additional discrimination and patronizing attitudes, even from non-disabled loved ones.
There is a growing body of evidence which shows that different arts being prescribed have a positive impact on a variety of health conditions.
A carpool karaoke lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day features 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri's multi-platinum selling track, "A Thousand Years".
The article explores Stan's mental health and how his early childhood neglect and psychological trauma may have contributed to chemical changes in his brain that make him less able to cope with stress and develop trusting relationships.
Non-suicidal self-injury, a complex phenomenon, appears to be driven by a number of different psychological mechanisms.
By studying how people with facial difference overcome their challenges, we may not only find ways to help other such children, but also learn how to help all young people be comfortable with how they look and who they are.
While banning social media altogether is not a practical solution, educating young people about respectful behaviour towards others, and reminding them about the terrible consequences associated with cyberbullying is essential.