I Couldn’t have Made it Through that Line..

  Photo from the New York Times, April 8, 2020 __________________________________________________________- And I’m sure many other voters with disabilities didn’t make it, either. But the ones that did risked their lives to vote. The question is, why were they forced to make that horrendous choice? If ever there was a reason to advocate for mail-in […]

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Aministration Releases New Guidelines Regarding the Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

As indicated in this bulletin from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,  the Department of Health and Human Services has issued new guidelines for nondiscrimination in the wake of the coronavirus. While these guidelines are useful, in my opinion they are fairly vague (as is most of the language in the disability rights laws). The important […]

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“A Hopeful, Joyous Documentary With An Activist Spirit” (Marshall Shaffer)

Depressed, stuck at home and looking for some inspiration? You can’t do better than “Crip Camp,” a documentary that is currently streaming on Netflix. Produced by Barrack and Michelle Obama, the movie traces the development of “Camp Jened,” a summer camp created for disabled teens in the late 60’s in upstate New York. It is […]

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Who is “Disposable” in this Pandemic?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-healthcare-rationing-medical-ethics-disability_n_5e7a2b0dc5b6f5b7c54bb117 The above column in the Huffington Post caught my attention, and I’m sure it speaks to the fears of many people these days. We with disabilities have spent many decades and sacrificed a lot on our way to legal equality. That’s why it is increasingly disquieting to hear public officials “reassure” the American public that […]

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Take CARE of Yourself during this Uncertain Time

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Those of us with MS are used to making decisions about our own safety. We’re also smart enough to avoid relying on politicians and other non-medical people for our information. In that spirit, I’m providing the latest medical information about the coronavirus, and how it could impact people with underlying medical conditions such as […]

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