Cupid Struck Online

Valentine’s Day is here once again. Normally I’m not really into the whole thing, but this year I am. I suppose it has a large part to do with recently meeting and moving in with my new love. My sweetie is disabled too, and we found one another on the dating website, disabled4dating. This is my dating story of fear, taking chances, being honest, and finding love. Continue reading “Cupid Struck Online”

Available Assistance for Disabled Individuals

Unbeknownst to many people, especially those with very low incomes – if you are disabled, there are services available that can provide you with assistance in your area. Usually, every state has a different organization – the name might be slightly different with each state; however, in the state of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services will provide testing & determine if a person with my disability classification (severe to profound) would be eligible for assistance with hearing aids (or whatever your disability may be).
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Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Continue reading “Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival”

Lachi (legally blind artist) and Meridian Gold launch kickstarter campaign to fund full-length album

This month, you can help bring something positive into the world. New York rock/pop outfit, Lachi and Meridian Gold ( http://www.lachimusic.com ) are enlisting the help of fans, new and old alike, to pitch in to make their upcoming full-length album possible with a Kickstarter campaign.

This month, you can help bring something positive into the world. New York rock/pop outfit, Lachi and Meridian Gold (http://www.lachimusic.com/) are enlisting the help of fans, new and old alike, to pitch in to make their upcoming full-length album possible with a Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading “Lachi (legally blind artist) and Meridian Gold launch kickstarter campaign to fund full-length album”

NDEAM: What’s It Mean?

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) began as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week in October of 1945.  The name for the observance has since been changed to reflect the fact that not all disabilities are physical in nature. The observance that began 65 years ago highlighted the contributions of persons with disabilities, however, it did not discount that persons with disabilities had not been contributing to their communities the many years before the creation of NDEAM. Continue reading “NDEAM: What’s It Mean?”