Disability benefit reforms: 'It's about more than the cuts, and more than the Paralympics' | Society Sophie ChristiansenParalympian, British equestrian team, gold medal winner I do think attitudes towards disabled people have changed for the better since the Paralympics, but now, with the whole "benefit scroungers" thing and the further away we get from the Games, the more negativity is creeping in. There's a gap between the way people view Paralympians and other disabled people. I'm trying to bridge that gap, because the public need to realise just how disability affects day-to-day life. Paralympians are not superhuman – they are normal people with the same challenges; challenges which should be highlighted.
Lives Worth Living | Documentary about the Disability Rights Movement | Independent Lens
Kat's Cafe - Where Special Needs Connections are Made | Parenting special needs | special needs writing | special needs expressions | & so much more
September 25, 2011 Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle Enlarge Image By Lennard J. Davis It has been more than 20 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act took effect, but while the law has changed some things in higher education, it hasn't changed the way academic culture regards people with disabilities. Why Is Disability Missing From the Discourse on Diversity? - Diversity in Academe
Disabling Imagery? | Ways of thinking about disability: The History of attitudes to disabled people | Learning resources
Welcome to the latest installment of “Accessibility in a Digital Age,” a roundup of links to information about creating and using digital resources that are accessible to all people. In a thought-provoking essay, Lennard Davis asks “Why Is Disability Missing From the Discourse on Diversity?,” a question we would do well to consider as we remain mindful of the various ways the digital divide can affect various people. We Connect Now is a relatively new grassroots organization “dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.” ProfHacker
TASH | Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities Persons of diverse backgrounds with disabilities often face multiple barriers, including access to services and supports and discrimination in community, education and employment settings. TASH has promoted equity, opportunity and inclusion for more than 36 years. Help us build a brighter future that supports the rights and needs of every individual. TASH announces new online training sessions on Inclusive Education.
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Fund on Disability. All proposals must be received by 31 March 2014 7th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 10-12 June 2014 General Assembly, 68th sessionReport of the Secretary-General: The way forward: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond (A/68/95) Recent events:
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ADAPT: Welcome to ADAPT! ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. Join ADAPT in Washington, DC for our spring action! Folks arrive in DC on Saturday, May 3rd and leave on Thursday, May 8th. You can email Michael Heinrich for more information. ADAPT's Fun Run for Disability Rights is TODAY!!!!
Welcome to Disability.gov, the federal government website for people with disabilities, their families, friends and organizations that serve them. Disability.gov connects you to important information about disability benefits, health care, and housing programs, as well as tools and resources for students making the transition from high school to college or work. You'll also learn about programs in your community that can help you find a job, access transportation and get the services and supports you need to live independently. Let Disability.gov guide you to the information you're looking for!