Man Refuses to Give Up Newborn Baby to Sister
Should a parent’s ability to raise a child ever be judged by their disability?. Nothing can be more devastating than losing a loved one, but for children who lose their parents, that loss can be even more traumatic. Data shows that about 3.3 million people die in the US every year on average, and a portion of those deaths will leave behind children.
My disabled daughter's only friends are a bunch of YouTube stars
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. “Go over to that stranger’s house, see if they have any kids, and if they do, see if they’ll let you inside for lunch.”
I gave my disabled daughter away when I had a nervous breakdown thinking about our future
I’ve suffered from depression and other mental health issues for years, and every few years or so there comes a time when I can’t get my emotions and life under control and I spiral down and down, farther down than I usually ever go, and unfortunately begin to consider alternatives to the pain.
Opinion: Depression and anxiety are what keep me from working at a real job
I hate to admit it, but the biggest reason I don’t have a “real” job is that I am too anxious and depressed to even consider applying for jobs. I have struggled with my mental health for years, but my last job, well, my last boss to be precise, took a toll on me that has kept me from wanting to re-enter the regular workforce for years.
New NJ Transit Technology Enhances Accessibility on Public Transit
Advancements Improve Customer Experience and Enhance Accessibility for Neurodiverse Customers and Those with Mobility Challenges. Today, May 11, 2022, NJ Transit announced the launch of a new mobile app to improve accessibility on NJ Transit for neurodiverse customers and customers with mobility challenges.
Michelle Kuei: Freedom From The Fear Of Failure
Know that you will never be able to get rid of the fear of failure or fear in general. Fear is a natural feeling, just like joy, happiness and accomplishment. It’s a feeling that so long as we are human, we will experience.
Pennsylvania landlord sued by DOJ for discrimination, refusing to allow disabled tenants to keep support animals
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania property management company alleging discrimination on the basis of disability and refusing to make reasonable accommodations as required under the Fair Housing Act.
Sign Up for the Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS)
MAPS is a curb-to-curb shared-ride transportation service available to Morris County residents. The Morris Area Paratransit System or MAPS is a curb-to-curb rideshare transportation service available to Morris County residents.
I'm not a bad person for mourning the child I didn't get
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. I love my daughter more than I love anyone else in the world, and I feel the need to preface this post with the assertion that my love for her never wavers, despite the feeling that I have toward her which swirl around my head like little tornadoes; and change daily based on her behavior and how our relationship is shaking out from day to day.
Autism isn't the worst disability a child can have
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Six years ago one of my friends had her first child and within a year of him being born I started to wonder if he was autistic.
Coming to terms with my daughter's disabilities
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. One of the hardest but best days of this adventure I call parenting was the day that I accepted the fact that my daughter was disabled, and that it wasn’t something that was going to change.
Vote expected for housing project friendly to adults with disabilities
(Mission First Housing Group) A proposed housing development in Howard County that would help serve people with disabilities is expected to be voted on, on Monday, April 4. The proposed 76-unit apartment building at the northeast corner of Cedar Lane and Freetown Road in Columbia, Maryland, known as Patuxent Commons, would include 25% of housing for adults with disabilities.
New Respite Center to Feature Fully Accessible Treehouse
This is a concept image of what OE’s accessible treehouse may look like. Final concept and designer TBD.Nelson Treehouse and Supply. Respite is a beautiful word even in the most general of uses. But when it’s applied to describe relief for caregivers, it can become a truly life-changing moment for everyone involved. Being a caregiver is incredibly difficult, often requiring great sacrifices and personal strain. In these situations, respite is a precious commodity that has a direct impact on health outcomes. That’s what makes the upcoming Lakeside Respite Center from Opportunity Enterprises (OE) so important.
Madeira Beach Unveils New Mobility Mat, Donated by the Forward Foundation
MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. – City officials, community stakeholders and disability advocates will gather on Wednesday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the installation of a new mobility mat at Archibald Park, donated to the City of Madeira Beach by the Forward Foundation.
Body Doubling With ADHD
A productivity strategy described by many as helpful was actually…helpful!. I’ve frequently seen videos and posts about body doubling but hadn’t thought much of it. As an autistic introvert who prefers a quiet, solitary working environment, I figured it was something that might work for some but not for me.
The Philly Four: Free security cameras handed out to deter criminals in West Philadelphia
Group gives out free security cameras to deter crime. The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, a business group, is planning on giving out 300 security cameras to local businesses and residents in an initiative called "Project Safe Corridors." Jabari Jones, president of the collaborative, said the hope is that if a criminal comes into the area and sees cameras lining the streets they will think twice about committing a crime. Those wishing to receive a camera can apply online.
Groom Criticized for Excluding Disabled Brother-in-Law from Wedding
When does the ambition to have the “perfect wedding” cross the line?. While weddings are an exciting time for many, they tend to bring along with them a lot of family politics and drama. Most married couples have a story about how someone in their family, or even a friend, went to unnecessary lengths to create conflict or difficulties.
Death by a thousand paper cuts
This Is What Ableism Looks Like: A real-life example of what ableism and micro-aggressions look like in action. Person signing “No” in ASL(Photo by SHVETS production) For the record: I am white, which gives me privilege I did not earn. I have not experienced systemic racism.
What Inclusive Education Really Means
What inclusive education REALLY means to neurodiverse and disabled students. Since our former Minister of Education didn’t bother to ask disabled students and their families for their input, I decided to do it for them.