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Daniel J. Vance is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor from Vernon Center, Minn. His weekly newspaper column Disabilities has been published in more than 260 newspapers. The archives date back to 2006 and many remain relevant and inspirational.

Advocate Fighting Invisible Disabilities

Christy Smith of Florissant, Missouri, saw nine doctors over a three-year span beginning in 1991 before learning exactly why she had periodic, intense dizzy spells

Mom and Son with Disabilities

Mary Anne Fleury of Elizabeth, Colorado, has experienced disability from nearly every angle.

Bipolar Disorder: Man Has Success (ATOU Cares)

Sixty-seven year-old John Martin has bipolar disorder 1, a form of the disorder in which the manic state dominates.

Hoy for the Hall of Fame

I guess every year you'll just have to get used to reading about William Elsworth "Dummy" Hoy, a deaf professional baseball player from 1888-1902

College President Offers Disability Advice

You could say Dr. Richard Davenport, has a great deal of personal experience with and an open mind toward people with disabilities, especially communication disorders, such as stuttering, and also voice challenges caused

Killingsworth Hopeful for MCS Cure

Scott Killingsworth's experience with disability began in 1998 as a 27-year-old graduate assistant at Georgia Tech studying industrial organizational psychology.

Gutierrez: Music Can Help Anyone

As much as anything, love of music has helped Alex Gutierrez of Mariposa, California, get through a life of multiple disabilities. His journey began at age one when polio began affecting his legs.

Diabetes Service Dogs Save Lives

It would appear 55-year-old Jean Lundquist of Good Thunder, Minn., has been handed a living and loveable lifesaver.

Woman has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Over the last six years, I have corresponded with "Alicia" (not her real name), who initially read this column in a suburban Phoenix newspaper. Beginning in 1999, after some health challenges

Harvard Graduate Fights Bipolar Disorder

The world seemed to come crashing down on June 20, 1993, for then 36-year-old "Bart" of Queens, New York. Before that day, he had college degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard, and was earning $135,000 a year in business

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