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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Disability Movement Then, Now and Future?

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Feb. 11,
$1B autism bill would bolster support for those who 'age out'  

Oct. 31,
“My disability is not that something’s wrong with me, it’s that the world has not adapted to me,” Pittsburgh disability advocate Alisa Grishman said.

Sept. 24,
Down Syndrome community calls for Netflix to remove comedy special for ‘hate speech’

Sept. 6,
It’s Time for a National Museum of Disability 

Aug. 13,

"With less than three months until the Midterm Election on November 6, now is the time for disabled voters to take the #CripTheVote Challenge. Pick three disability issues you care about most, and ask candidates about them." 
June 13,

Delay Sought For Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate
If this is the GPS system that alarms when the provider and client goes off when they are farther then 5 miles from the home, it should be thrown in the trash. That is the system they have in Ohio and in my opinion, it is like have an ankle bracelet.

“Congressional lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to delay for one year a controversial Medicaid requirement that personal care service providers electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities in their homes.”
May 29,

"For anyone who asks why you would get a citation for parking in the striped area in a handicap zone, THIS IS WHY!!!"
 May 21,

Medicaid cuts put Montana's disabled in emergency situation

April 30,

April 16,

Filing an #ADA Complaint is Easier Than You Think

April 12,

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Saves the Americans With Disabilities Act—For Now 

Proposed rollback of Americans with Disabilities Act is permanently stalled #handsoffADA

The Seventh Circuit Just Made It Harder for People With Medical Conditions to Keep Their Jobs

April 10,

Disability rights movement's legislative impact sprang from on-campus activism

April 6,

Happy 41st Anniversary 504 Sit-In

Photo – Adam Bertaina, who at the age of 4 1/2, was the youngest 504 Sit-In demonstrator.

Adam (October 29, 1972 - July 11, 1992) is shown here at the Disabled Peoples’ Civil Rights Day March and Rally in San Francisco, October 20, 1979. He is in a row of little kids in wheelchair strollers, some with helium balloons. There is a large picket sign facing forward on the back of his stroller that says: 

April 4,

Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA 
U.S. Senate Democrats are vowing to block legislation that would dramatically alter the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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