Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Not that I endorse, or would jump on the band wagon for this type of thing. I think it is more of a responsibility to keep myself informed of these things, especially as technology and medicine make advances. Also, the next generation of CPers may a different out look of dealing with there disability.

I do find it interesting that this group are using Stem Cells to "heal" the brain. If this is possible, this seems like a very long and expensive process. Just because the brain can be "reborn" does not mean it will automatically know how it should function?

I known I say, you are a student for life, but at what do you get off the tread mill to be comfortable in life?

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dan Habib Interview with Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen on Inclusive Education


In this podcast, film-maker Dan Habib interviews Dr. Cheryl Jorgenson. Dr. Jorgenson is an Inclusive Education Consultant in New Hampshire

Is Inclusive Education the same as Special Education?

Special Education- noun. The definition of special education is a form of learning provided to students with exceptional needs, such as students with learning disabilities or mental challenges.

Inclusion Education- The term inclusion captures, in one word, an all-embracing societal ideology. Regarding individuals with disabilities and special education, inclusion secures opportunities for students with disabilities to learn alongside their non-disabled peers in general education classrooms.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

My 45th Birthday Celebration!

Thank for all of the Birthday wishes, I went away for few days of relaxation and adventure with the two women in my life.  That would be Wifey and Daisy, although Daisy would say she is the true Wifey. Like always we never have a plane, just pick an area and find a hotel for a good price.  I was fighting a cold even though I did not want to say that out loud, so I could still drink.  Be sides I thought hot toddies were the cure for everything.

On the way to our hotel, we stopped for the epic buffet at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town.  After 10 years of going there Wifey finally hit the JACK POT!!!!!!!  We were there at the right time to get the recipe for their Pho soup!!!!!  For the rest of our trip we treated this paper, as it was the Dead Sea Scrolls.

We lucked out with this hotel, because among it's past guess were Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. I stated these names to give you an idea of the age for the hotel.  You would think if it existed during the golden age of Hollywood, then you would be amazed of how accessible it was. I could even get to the basement restaurant with no problem.  After we got settle and had couple drinks, it was snack time.

Sheer discuss because I want what I want, it just was not enough for her.  This was just the start of Daisy's frustration, because she was excuse from the bed for poppy and Wifey time.  If the neighbors did not hear our passion, I am sure the heard the K9 kind. The next day we took our time heading back and even stopped at a indoor flea market, because we could not be too early for crab night at the epic buffet.

This was taken during our second hour of cracking shells, we were in no hurry. Daisy was just chilling, Wifey was happy having crab and Pho and I had a full stomach and drowning me cold with hot tea. That was a good Birthday to me, then I was ready to come home and succumb to a flipping cold.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Conflicts of Sexuality and Disabilities

Since NPR's Investigation Finds Hidden Epidemic Of Sexual Assault, I am all for sex education for People With Disabilities. It needs to fit on the intellectual leval of that person. This might be a double edge sword, because sex can be bliss and frustrating at the same time.

I recently had a conversation with a young friend, he had many questions. For example, do regret waiting until you old was older to become active?
No, once you have an apple, you want the orchard.

Why didn't you and a friend....?
Anybody can have sex, but can anybody be friends?

On flip side sex education creates awareness, against sexual assault. When you know how something should be, it brings awareness when it is wrong. It seems that sexuality is still taboo in the Disability community and the only time it becomes a topic of conversation is for the wrong reasons.

Conceptual Artwork is a photograph by Stephen Wood
#sexuality #disabilities #sexualassault