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Test Your Disability IQ

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Maybe going back to school is so much on my mind that I couldn't resist writing a mini exam. Do you know fact from myth in the realm of disability information? Have some fun with the following ques  

The Game of 'Top That Woe'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
When my friend Christine was driving her sister to radiation treatments three times a week, she spent a lot of time waiting in a room with others experiencing serious illness either first- or second  

Kevorkian Is No Humanitarian

0 Comments · Monday, June 25, 2007
Stephen Drake, research analyst for Not Dead Yet, a Chicago-based disability rights organization, wonders aloud if the media is suffering some collective amnesia or, worse, a dismissal of standards   

Don't Hold Up the Talking Books

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Our elected officials are, of course, just humans like the rest of us, sometimes wise and sometimes not. Sometimes they make a decision based on the information available and later change their mind  

The Sit-in That Ended Segregation of the Disabled

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I'll begin with a quiz. What major American event celebrated its 30th anniversary this week? Bonus question: What group was responsible for the longest "sit-in" protest, taking over a federal buildi  

Grace and Common Sense at Security Check

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Even before 9/11, airport security was sometimes traumatic for me. Since then, it has more than once propelled me to a stage of near meltdown. But today it was almost a pleasure, and I'll tell you w  

Perceptions of Mental Illness Can Prove Deadly

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
In Los Angeles last week, a 24-year-old man was shot three times in the chest and killed by a Los Angeles police officer. The man, who lived in a 15-person psychiatric facility, had schizophrenia. H  

Talk to Us; Disabilities Don't Make People Inanimate Objects

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 17, 2007
It used to surprise people at times when my 3-year-old would order for herself in a restaurant. It was important to me to teach all my children to speak for themselves, rather than be spoken about o  

Cash Is in the Eye of the Beholder

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
It's a question that I have been asked thousands of times: "How does a blind person identify money?" Unless a person has enough residual vision to identify money by sight, the only way blind people  

Disabilities Need Not Preclude Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Lisa Molyneux is in her 16th season as the leading scenic artist for Playhouse in the Park. Wayne Hambrick is one of 15 full- and part-time people on her team. Jane Seymour, actress and artist, was