Students with Disabilities and Self-Advocacy

In the United States, August is National Back to School month. Here are a few links to help college students who have disabilities. Sorry, it doesn't include any back to school sales or sure fire excuses for late homework.Virginia Tech Self-Advocacy VideoStudents with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and ResponsibilitiesDisability Scholarship List and Explanation … [Read more...]

Frida and Me

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Frida Kahlo, who lived in Mexico, is one of my favorite artists. She survived a traffic accident as a teenager that left her in constant pain and, like me, unable to bear children. On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, including a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, broken ribs, a broken pelvis, eleven fractures in her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, and a dislocated … [Read more...]

Two Posts of Interest

Separation of religion and medicine? by Drea Parker Essentially, my point is this: if any particular place of business is going to go to the trouble to offer solace to the wandering religious community member, in all fairness, all religious scriptures, texts, or verses should be showcased, as was that Bible. As a pragmatic community member, I’m really not of the opinion that religious text should even be in a doctor’s office. But I liken it to that old phrase, “separation of Church and State” ne … [Read more...]

March on Washington

"Because they marched, America became more free and more fair -- not just for African Americans, but for women and Latinos, Asians and Native Americans; for Catholics, Jews, and Muslims; for gays, for Americans with a disability." - President ObamaWATCH: Highlights from the 50th anniversary of the March on WashingtonThe full speech. … [Read more...]

Misery in the state of Missouri: Politics, Ethics, and Common Sense (warning triggers)

Furry and wrath race along my spine and down my arms into my fingertips as I start to write this. I've taken a long break from reading political. Yesterday, however, I heard my Missouri Representative's comments. Rep. Todd Akin, on the Fox News Jaco Report said:"legitimate rape" rarely results in pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."He has since recanted his statement as off the cuff. I didn't care. When I was about nine and again at … [Read more...]

Make Your Mark For Equal Social Services

This morning a neighbor came by. She had a friendly smile and held a plastic bag in front with one hand and held her other hand behind her back. I tried to get a peek at what she was hiding but couldn't see. I figured it was copies of Watchtower and Awake! since she usually brings them buy once a month. She asked if we would like some cucumbers and banana peppers. I said sure and offered yellow squash we had grown in exchange.This neighbor is a Jehovah's Witness. On a basic neighborly … [Read more...]

Blogging Against Disablism

Diary of a Goldfish blog hosted a Blogging Against Disablism Day. I've been reading through the blogs that participated and found that I can relate to many of the writer's experiences.College and Disability blog "Why are so many people with disabilities unemployed?"The author notes that according to the US Department of Labor 15.2% of people with disabilities are unemployed and 8.1% of people without disabilities are unemployed. They write about how there are three main things making it … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.(UPDATE) U.S. to Force Drug Firms to Report Money Paid to Doctors (New York Times)Magic AnthologyAs you may … [Read more...]

US Supreme Court Gets Pagan Organizations off the ADA Hook But That Shouldn’t Be An Excuse

US Supreme Court unanimously agrees that religious organisations don't have to comply with ADA employment regulations. (New York Times)On one hand I'm for the division of church and state. On the other the ADA is a very important piece of legislation to protect disabled citizens from discrimination. Being a diverse and inclusive community will continue to be in the hands of Pagan participant, Pagan organisations and their employees without the enforcement of US law. Of course are … [Read more...]


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