Registration and Privacy

A place for those of us who refuse to allow a disability to become a defect, a disadvantage or a defeat. is the first social networking platform of its kind, empowering the people with disabilities and their loved ones with the tools and resources they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. At you are not defined by the limitations of your disability, rather you are defined by what you continue to overcome.


The new user registration process only takes a few short moments with your privacy being our #1 concern. Watch this short screencast of the registration process to learn how our technology allows for our users to setup a personal profile with custom privacy settings.

@courtneyseen of ILWAD

@courtneyseen discusses being a survivor.

Meet & Geet |

I am bright and bubbly with a wicked sense of humour and am always smiling, be it in front of a camera, behind the camera. I like to think that my trials have given me a greater sense of compassion and empathy for others and has made me a better person in spite of it. Continue reading “@courtneyseen of ILWAD”

Why did we create

Scott Sussman was born on April 8th, 1985. As he was being born his umbilical became wrapped around his neck, cutting off oxygen from his brain, the doctor used a suction cup to get him out. After labor everything was normal, there were no immediate complications.

Scott rolled over, crawled and stood up on time. When it came time for Scott to let go and walk, it never happened. Continue reading “Why did we create”

ILWAD Editor and Chief Maureen Gazda is named!

Both Scotty and I am so extremely please to welcome Maureen to our core team. Her first message from our main community blog to you, our members:

Hi Everyone!

As the newly named editor of the site, I want to formally welcome everyone to the community. With this being my very first blog, I want to tell you a little about myself so we can get to know each other better. Continue reading “ILWAD Editor and Chief Maureen Gazda is named!”