With the tragic loss of Leonard Nimoy who played spock I was looking through quotes that were attributed to him, a great deal of them can be used in advocacy type situations. Continue reading Leonard Nimoy Advocacy Quotes
I’ve often struggled with self image and self respect when it comes to my disability. I worry about if people will actually like me because of the struggles I face, I worry if a woman will look past my autistic eccentricities and see the heart that I have. Continue reading Disabilities and Self Respect
Jimmy Kimmel took a swing at people who choose not to vaccinate their children, and not only did he take a swing he got some real life doctors to take a swing too – because what respectable parent will get their medical advise from a TV show host, or a porn star? Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel Takes on Anti-Vaccine Movement
United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom ruled that schools must provide a handler for service animals for students in school.
Stevie a trained service animal was required to have a host of vaccination which dogs are not normally able to even obtain, as well as a handler for the dog provided at the parents expense.
The parents fought saying that the schools requirements made for an impossible barrier and won. The United States Department of Justice weighed in saying the school “fundamentally misunderstands” the American’s with Disabilities Act.
“Public entities generally must permit individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals […] Congress specifically intended that individuals with disabilities not be separated from their service animals, even in schools” – Department of Justice Court Brief
The judge ruled that having the service dog, and providing a handler for the dog is reasonable, “in the same way a school would assist a non-disabled child to use the restroom, or assist a diabetic child with her insulin pump, or assist a physically disabled child employ her motorized wheelchair.”
I have Autism, I was vaccinated, so the vaccines must of caused my Autism right? NO! That same logic could say because a mother ate spaghetti when pregnant her child turned into a red head, however unlike my little made up story on red heads, the made up vaccines story is killing people. Continue reading Vaccines, Autism and Other Nonsense
Many people ask me why I spend my time advocating for others, and helping others find solutions for their problems. The answer to that is complex, but at the same time simple. Continue reading Why Do I Advocate For Others?
Advocacy groups and voters are not wrong to push candidates to declare their position clearly on policy issues. That is good citizenship. Hard questions should be asked of every candidate, every politician. And those public servants should be prepared to answer, but in their own words.
American Political Consultant Mark McKinnon
House Rep. Mike Conaway has made it his new goal to overhaul the supplemental nutrition assistance program, better known as SNAP Benefits or Food Stamps in his bid to be appointed the House Committee on Agriculture Chairman. Now that hes been appointed chairman of the committee Continue reading Possible Food Stamp Cuts
This has become a huge thing for me, I typically walk or use public transit to get around in my daily life. This means I need access to sidewalks, and for some reason no one seems to want to clear theirs of snow or ice. Continue reading If It Snows, Shovel Your Sidewalks
A few weeks ago I was sitting with friends and some of their friends talking about things locally, one of my friend’s wife came in talking about about how she got an awesome massage at a new place today. The conversation came to to what used to be at the location, a spa that got lots of negative attention for some discriminatory behavior directed to an Autistic Child. Continue reading Listening To Conversation With Discriminatory Remarks