The disability community must watch the muslim immigration ban carefully and stand up to help our muslim friends as what is targeting them soon may be targeting us. Continue reading “Disability Community Must Watch Muslim Immigration Ban Carefully”
Disability Self Advocate Anastasia Somoza just spoke at the Democratic National Convention and many in the media are reporting her short speech was the most powerful of the night. Continue reading “VIDEO: Disability Self Advocate Speaks at Democratic National Convention”
LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI held a community conversation about how people with disabilities use humor to deal with the issues they have in life. The event also served as a way to share the disability experience with people who might not understand. Continue reading “Dealing with Disabilities Through Humor at LaughFest in Grand Rapids”
Today is the day when many people will be seeing the first 2016 Social Security check of the year and there will be a few changes that many people will not be happy about. Continue reading “2016 Social Security Checks In Today”
Disability, Domestic Violence and Dating Abuse. Things that really have hit close to home, and something that I have watched others struggle with as well. Continue reading “Disability and Dating Abuse”
Nike responded to a letter of a young man with cerebral palsy that wrote to them about his dream, “My dream is to go to the college of my choice without having to worry about someone coming to tie my shoes every day” and Nike Responded with the Zoom Soldier VIII. Continue reading “Nike Designs Zoom Solider VIII For People with Disabilities”
The Social Security system that pays for people on disability is set to run out of funds in 2016 unless the federal government does something to address the issue and with this being an election year you are likely to see a lot of posturing and proposing of ideas to fix the system. Continue reading “Social Security Disability To Run Out Of Funds in 2016”
Federal Officials this week announced $150 million would be released to help those with disabilities meet their rental obligations in 25 states. Continue reading “$150 Million Released to Disability Rental Assistance Fund”
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”
Actress Bella Thorne who has Dyslexia had this to say on the bullying she has been a recipient of due to her disability.
I have suffered from bullying in many ways, from bullying in school due to my disability in reading, to digital abuse I deal with on a daily basis. I’d like to tell the kids that are being bullied that no one should have to deal with the abuse, ever!