Disability Discrimination: a Thing of the Past?

Is the social stigma which forced Roosevelt to hide his disability still among us after ninety years?

Hugh Gregory Gallagher, author of FDR’s Splendid Deception tells us that in 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted polio at the age of 39. Continue reading “Disability Discrimination: a Thing of the Past?”

taking ACTION!

I’ve got advocacy on the brain lately:  how to do it, who does it and when it should be done.  Lots of ideas are floating around, but I’m still trying to solidify everything.  I’m co-facilitating the next round of advocacy workshops at disABILITY LINK; the name of the course is “take ACTION!”. It will be an eight week course that helps participants get in touch with their inner advocates. Continue reading “taking ACTION!”

Becoming an Advocate

Recently I saw a post on Twitter that inspired a little thought.  The person linked to a blog discussing when she switched from being a passive to an active disability rights supporter.  This made me think about my experience, both as a self-advocate and advocating for others.  Continue reading “Becoming an Advocate”

The Olmstead Decision

The Olmstead Decision is one of the most important Supreme Court decisions regarding people with disabilities.  This decision orders States to comply with the American with Disabilities Act to provide services for people with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Continue reading “The Olmstead Decision”