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How Do Disabled People Feel About Discussing Their Disabilities?

Remember that each disabled person is an individual, and we each make our own decisions, using our own criteria, for when and how we want to share, explain, and educate others, from perfect strangers to those closest to us. ++++++++++++++++++++++ For people with disabilities, talking about our disabilities is complicated. Sometimes, when people ask their […]

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It’s Time To Listen To Black Disabled People

BY VILLISA K. THOMPSON · AUGUST 21, 2020 Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), which of course meant more attention given to disability justice and the voices of disabled people.  But now that the anniversary has passed and the news cycle has moved on, where does that leave disability justice and […]

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DSS reports increase in severity of neglect cases among disabled adult, elderly population | carolinacoastonline.com

BEAUFORT — Carteret County Department of Social Service workers are seeing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on families, especially on disabled adults and the elderly. “We’ve seen an increase in the severity of the neglect cases,” DSS Adult Protective Services Supervisor Zack Dixon said Thursday. “Prior to COVID, people were out and about and there […]

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Advocates push for more funding for disabled people during pandemic

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Disability rights advocates are saying people most in need aren’t getting necessary care during the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates said it’s time for Congress to pass a new coronavirus relief bill, but this one should put the focus on vulnerable Americans. They’re asking that billions of dollars for disabled Americans be included. […]

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Spanky, COVID-19 and the plight of Missouri’s disabled | Local News | stlamerican.com

  Mark Adrian Richardson, known by his friends as “Spanky,” has enjoyed an uncomplicated life. Spanky, 52, has an infectious sense of humor and a zest for life. He’s the same height as actor Kevin Hart, 5’ 4”, and is quite the showman at local karaoke joints. Spanky loves his one-bedroom dwelling in the Park […]

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Disabled most likely to face housing discrimination, Manchester report finds | unionleader.com

MANCHESTER — Disabled people comprised the vast majority of housing discrimination complaints within the city over the last seven years, according to a city-written report that addresses several fair housing issues. Almost half of the 146 discrimination cases involving Manchester landlords — 68 — involved people with a mental disability. Another 45 cases involved people […]

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Disabled man found collapsed, covered in feces in Syracuse public housing: Is management to blame? – syracuse.com

John Poupore, 54, underwent a monthlong recovery in the hospital after the April 2019 incident. By Douglass Dowty | ddowty@syracuse.com Syracuse, NY — A 54-year-old disabled Syracuse man was covered in urine and feces on the floor of his apartment in public housing when a maintenance worker found him in April of last year. John Poupore, […]