Sarah Ismail

Sarah Ismail is a freelance journalist. She blogs about disability issues at SameDifference.com

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Brothels for disabled people: Guess what? We like sex too

It doesn't have to be just about sexual activity, sometimes building confidence is just as important

So Atos are happy to test disabled people, but not so willing to evacuate them during a fire alarm

As the Atos boss is rewarded a £1million bonus, a man Parkinson’s disease was left behind during a fire alarm.

How can the Atos boss get a bonus of £1million while disabled people suffer?

As disabled people are re-assessed by Atos, many are shocked to see the mammoth bonus handed out.

It's a difficult question for any disabled person to answer: would I want to be cured?

The back-and-forth between parents on whether they'd want their child cured of Down's Syndrome made me reflect on my own condition

The DWP, where the Secretary of State is Iain Duncan Smith, launched an inquiry into A4e which resulted in it being stripped of one of its contracts to help the jobless find work in May after ministers concluded that continuing would be 'too great a risk'. However, the company still holds 11 contracts with the Government

Iain Duncan Smith's cynical attempt to redefine child poverty will do nothing to reduce it

Not all modern families are of the two-parent, heterosexual variety that the Work and Pensions Secretary so reveres. And stigmatising those achieves exactly nothing

How can it be that a disabled man needs to go on hunger strike just to get heard by Atos?

A man with physical disabilities and mental health issues is on hunger strike in Wales, after having his disability benefits cut.

Cocaine given to trick-or-treating children - perhaps it's the neighbours we should be worrying about

Every year the subject of trick-or-treating arises at Halloween, but this year a story far more alarming has been added to the debate.

Was Jimmy Savile a necrophiliac too?

Reports this week suggest he may have had keys and open access to a morgue

'I don't want to be treated like a cow in a cattle market': disabled readers share their story

Disabled people are becoming increasingly scared that they will lose the benefits they rely on to live.

How many more, George? Ruth Anim and Liam Barker - different disabilities, very similar situations

Ruth Anim was fortunate to have a high-profile parent fighting her cause as Atos removed her benefits, but what about others whose voices won't be heard?

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