Re: Disability-Relevant Movies/Books/etc. GimpGirl Community

November 21, 2009
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My friend RB started a thread on GimpGirl community on Disability-Relevant Movies/Books/etc. It is unusual for a guy to be posting on GimpGirl, but I help them out with some stuff, so I get the postings. And I didn’t think it would be improper for me to comment. I thought I’d add it here as […]

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Video Released By Autism Speaks Outrages Autistics

September 27, 2009

If this video does anything, it makes the autistic child look like a lost victim of a plague that wasn’t caught in time, the parents failures for not ‘catching it in time’ and the autistic community a group of pariahs. It uses scare tactics and I feel veiled threats that feel to me more like […]

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Please Stand By – Nick’s Crusade

September 18, 2009

Please Stand By has a great picture of my friend nick, finally home with Aleja after 378 days in hospital. I’m sure the last think they want to bother with is being inspirational, but they both are inspirational to me. Not for any magical hollywood reason but for a myriad of very practical and human […]

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Medical Journal blames disabled people “who want to live”

September 16, 2009

Medical Journal blames disabled people “who want to live” An editorial appearing in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) has blamed disabled people “who want to live” for the difficulties surrounding the debate in the UK on assisted suicide. Tony Delamothe, deputy editor of the BMJ, bluntly admitted that he is in favour of assisted […]

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Spanking Kids in School Still Common, Especially Among Disabled | The Autism News

September 1, 2009
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Spanking Kids in School Still Common, Especially Among Disabled | The Autism News a new study by the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, as reported here and here. More than 200,000 U.S. schoolchildren were subjected to corporal punishment during the 2006-2007 school year, the study shows. And the South has a big lead in whacking […]

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Judge Sentences Alabama Woman To Death For Murder Of Autistic Son – WHNT

August 6, 2009
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Judge Sentences Alabama Woman To Death For Murder Of Autistic Son – WHNT Judge Dempsey also wrote in his sentencing order, “To intentionally murder your child by burning him is shockingly evil.” During the trial, the state presented evidence that Mason, who was autistic, had a total of $175,000 worth of life insurance when he […]

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Deformed skull of prehistoric child suggests that early humans cared for disabled children

April 1, 2009

Have to go to the site for the picture, but the point is clear: even 500,000 years ago parents and communities took care of children with disabilities. Not shocking, unless you think of social support for people with disabilities now. I bet we’ve gone down hill since then in terms of equity and inclusion. 🙂 […]

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Hands up – Disabled kids show host draws criticism, praise

February 28, 2009
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My friend Katheryn at RyHigh has an interesting blog post, Hands up, where she talks about Disabled kids show host draws criticism, praise – CNN.com. Here’s a snippet from the CNN post A children’s show host who was born with one hand is facing criticism from parents over her disability. The BBC is receiving complaints […]

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Steve Mann: Auld Lang Sigh New Years Tears on hydraulophone

January 11, 2009

Been chatting with Steve recently, or sharing emails anyway. He’s got this great hydraulophone concept. I’d love to have one at school. I would.

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Designers challenged to include disabled

November 28, 2008

Don Norman’s cool. I would like to see government support for bringing novel and useful designs to market, though. To often you only see cool things, but no one can afford them. Designers challenged to include disabled – CNN.com The future of design could see the divide between able-bodied and disabled people vanish. Don Norman […]

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