Helping Hands with Capuchin Monkeys

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Everybody needs a helping hand from time to time, so instead of a service dog to assist a person with disabilities, how about two helping hands in the form of a Monkey Helper?

Posted by Tessa Nov 11, 2010 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Is Quality of Healthcare Just Luck?

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I recently had the opportunity to have lunch and good conversation with two individuals living with Fibromyalgia (among other conditions), but Fibro was their common thread.  What struck me though, was how different their experiences were not only with Fibro itself, but even more so, how different their experiences with healthcare, and specifically healthcare professionals, were.

Posted by Blythe Nov 10, 2010 Posted in Disability No Comments

Motivational Speaker Kicked Off Plane As “Too Disabled to Fly”

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Johnnie Tuitel is an advocate and motivation speaker with cerebral palsy who was traveling to a give a speech in Kansas City to the National Self Advocacy Conference about people with disabilities. Johnnie’s wheelchair had been tagged, taken to be loaded as baggage, and he was already seated when a U.S. Airways gate agent returned with a narrow aisle chair to take Johnnie off the plane. Johnnie said people were pointing and staring at him. He was embarrassed and “humiliated” when U.S. Airways removed him from the flight because he was “too disabled to fly.”

Posted by Tessa Nov 09, 2010 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What Does Disability Look Like?

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If the number of American adults diagnosed with arthritis is 51.2 million (Centers for Disease Control) and the number of Americans with disabilities is 54.4 million (U.S. Census), I’m confused. 

Posted by Blythe Nov 03, 2010 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 2 Comments