I recently came across a really interesting conversation in response to a blog post on http://persephonemagazine.com/. The title of the blog post was “A Day in the Life of a Fourteen Year Old Boy with Autism.” I had never read anything on this blog before, but the title of this post caught my attention. It is written by a woman who has a son with autism – and she takes on his persona – speaking and communicating thoughts as if she is him. While the post itself was interesting, what I found most interesting were the comments on the post. You can read them for yourself here at the end of the post.
Posts Tagged 'disability rights'
“Alone we can do so little…together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
As a society, we often talk about a desire for independence. It seems that at least one of the goals of so many things that we do, whether we have a disability or not, is to increase our independence or improve our odds of being independent later in life. For many people, though, no matter how much assistive technology they have and no matter how hard they try, total and complete independence will never be possible.
It was a cold day in Chicago on November 19, 2010, however that did not stop a coalition of disability rights activists from Chicago ADAPT, Power to the People, Community Renewal Society, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, and others in staging a protest against Alden Nursing Homes.
Dr. Tammy Banovac uses a metal wheelchair which means she can’t go through the scanners and always gets a pat-down from TSA agents. The Transportation Security Administration has faced a growing outcry over security measures at U.S. airports, with many travelers complaining they are invasive and humiliating. Many people with disabilities, who must endure the enhanced pat-down as well as anyone accompanying them for air travel, feel the groping measures are punitive.