They see problems instead of differences.
The CCD will argue that courts should not impose a test to allow people with...– Council of Canadians with Disabilities
At such a moment it is not the physical pain which hurts the most (and this...– Viktor Frankl
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“From childhood, people are constantly bombarded with the values of the...– Wasserman, Harvey. “Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment.” The Progressive July 1998: 43+. General OneFile. Web. 12 May 2011.
According to the website www.Bullying.org, in Canada, bullying happens every seven minutes on the playground. Bullies can find any reason to target someone – maybe because he or she wears glasses, is overweight or wears hand-me-downs. Children with disabilities are frequently singled out for being different. They may speak differently, walk differently, use assistive devices or have ...
We see limitations because we compare to what’s already available.– Cerebral Palsy Matters
I’m not afraid to speak up for myself when something’s bothering me. I wouldn’t...– Unknown - (Literacy and Independent Living: The Journeys of Learners with Disabilities)
At issue is whether a person who is unable to perform some manual tasks on the job is considered disabled and thereby entitled to protection under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. Stoffer, Harry. “U.S., automakers join disability case.” Automotive News 75.5946 (2001): 29. CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals). Web. 12 May 2011. So, I’m “disabled”...
I’m not objecting to the different treatments I receive from others...– Cerebral Palsy Matters
The Notorious ME: Having Cerebral Palsy isn't... →
hockeychick19: But I refuse to let it hold me back. It’s been holding me back for 15 years. There are kids out there with CP who are less fortunate than I am but yet some days i find I don’t want to even face school. I don’t want to face the stares that follow me as I walk down the hallway. My parents tell me that it wold be a good thing to talk to somebody,so I talk to my friends. My bst...
ablechick101-4life asked: I like your blog I have Cerebral Palsy too.
Remember, a child’s movement and function comes from the brain. So if we don’t develop the brain, we cannot develop his function. Developing the brain, or the child’s cognitive function means that when we talk to him, we are essentially teaching him important life skills. In turn, this will affect his intelligence and thereby improve his motor and sensorial function. Natan Gendelman -...
Stem Cell Treatments
“We know that we can get stem cells into the brain and they will turn into brain cells but we really don’t know how well they work,” says Dr. James E. Carroll, chief of the MCG Section of Pediatric Neurology. “The cells probably do form synapses,” he says of connections brain cells make so they can communicate. “But the question is: Will all this ...
This chat is disabled.: What is Able Privilege? →
disabilityawareness: * Able privilege is the fact that term “wrong” is what’s used to describe disabilities and illnesses, ie, “What’s wrong with you?”. * Able privilege is feeling sorry for people with disabilities. * Click on disabilityawareness for more… CPMatters: Able privilege is offering help to a person with disabilities when it is not asked.
a-l-t-i-k-a-r-i-deactivated2012 asked: OH my god, I'm glad I found your blog, my boyfriend has CP, keep posting great stuff :)
Thank you, medtopicwriter, for the link to an article offering tips for parents of technologically dependent children who “require the daily use of technology for breathing, cardiovascular function, and a variety of other reasons.” What is your opinion of the label “technologically dependent”?
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change...– Victor Frankl
I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Does Disability = A Miserable Life not Worth... →
Once on the bus I saw this woman with Down’s Syndrome being herself and the beauty of it made me smile. And who’s to say she has a “miserable” life? Perhaps termination is the best option for Heather - gives birth to her beautiful child to help terminate the social misconception that people with disabilities only “put a strain on the NHS”. And fuck them. A...
In the short term, CCD is calling upon the Minister of Immigration to allow the...– Council of Canadians with Disabilities
My Body is Not my Enemy
by Teague Johnson My name is Teague. I am 11 years old and have really severe cerebral palsy. The Latimer case in Saskatchewan has caused me a great deal of unhappiness and worry over the past few weeks. I feel very strongly that all children are valuable and deserve to live full and complete lives. No one should make the decision of another person about whether their life is worth living or...
Top 10 myths about disability and sexuality
Edit: May 4th 2011 3:05pm - I’m sorry some people may have misunderstood. In the actual article the authors explain the reasons why these myths are harmful to people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses. I only posted the myths and wrote my own comments to each of them. The list is provided by Miriam Kaufman, M.D., Cory Silverberg and Fran Odette in abilities issue 85 spring 2011,...
Canada’s immigration system has been dominated by a negative approach to...– Council of Canadians with Disabilities, abilities issue 85, spring 2011, pages 48-49.
Jumping Through Hoops.: Blogging Against Disablism... →
itsbeccaboot: Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day. Disabablism/disability discrimination/whatever you want to call it is on the rise and the whole world needs to stand up and let people know that it is not acceptable. Today hundreds of peoples are writing blogs to this effect. Below you will find a list of…
CP an "excessive burden" according to Canadian...
The news article on the Barlagne case was originally posted on my second blog: mintaelixious.tumblr.com MONTREAL - David Barlagne’s family made headlines across the French speaking world last year after Canadian immigration officials rejected his application to stay here permanently - saying his 8-year-old handicapped daughter would be an “excessive burden” on the state’s social...