(Exclamation Marks are Sarcasm Indicators.)
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What of the many stereotypical lessons one can learn from disabled children did the author learn? Pick no more than 5!
It's weird to be the only non-disabled person in a group!
Disability is hard, but gosh darn it, disabled kids are cute! (There are no disabled adults)
That Someone or Something has a Higher Plan for us!
Some people really do care about something other than themselves!
That life can be so much worse!
When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!
Don't stop believin' -- no, wait, that's Glee. Be a little engine that could!
Volunteering makes you feel good about yourself!
That one should enjoy the little things in life!
Some other life lesson that non-disabled people learn from PWD all the time!
What other life lessons do non-disabled people learn from disabled children all the time!
What life lessons do you wish non-disabled people would learn from people with disabilities?
My life/the lives of people with disabilities is/are not a tragedy.
My life/the lives of disabled people is/are not a pity pr0n for your tears.
I am not/disabled people are not (a) poster child(ren).
There are disabled adults in the world, and they need accessibility as much as disabled children do.
The lives of PWD are not very special lessons at all so stop making overwrought metaphors about it!
What other life lessons do you wish non-disabled people would *actually* learn from the lives of people with disabilities?
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is "not very" and 10 is "Oh deary my, quite", how sarcastic is this entry?
Pick only one! (Or none at all)
Steamed/Warmed up Milk
So, it's kinda cold in your house, huh?
"It's really unfair that Taxi and Limousine Commission and the commissioner would be punishing us by fining us thousands of dollars for not being able to respond to someone on a wheelchair within three minutes like we would with a regular person," Mateo said.
"We've seen cutbacks in Access-a-Ride and now we're being told we can't access the Livery system. We're being held hostage here," said Brooklyn Independence Center For The Disabled Executive Director Marvin Wasserman.
"We are suspending all service to the wheelchair community," said New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers President Fernando Mateo.
On Tuesday, Jodhan will argue in federal court that her inability to apply for a position on the federal jobs website or complete the online version of the 2006 Census breached her equality rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
She will also argue that this violation and her ongoing inability to access the government’s online information and services constitute a breach against all blind and partially sighted Canadians, said Jodhan’s lawyer David Baker.
American and European governments have adopted the latest international web accessibility standards for their websites as have Canadian banks and many businesses, he said. But the Canadian government has not — even though the changes would not be difficult or expensive to implement, he said.
John Stossel, if your business doesn't accommodate wheelchair users chances are you don't have many customers who are wheelchair users.
(Gentle reader, I cannot believe I just typed that sentence 20 years after the ADA passed into law.)
I was reminded by this post by Bad Cripple about new ways to create social change about how much I want to do some things on campus, like block the front access to the main admin building and advise people to "find another route" (without a sign), and go around one day and put up signs in front of every inaccessible building with "This building does not allow wheelchair users to enter".
Of course, I also want to write in chalk in front of various buildings in Halifax "Wheelchair Users Not Welcome".
You should now talk me out of this.
All women of childbearing age, and not just pregnant women, should be screened about how much alcohol they drink, new Canadian guidelines recommend.
Women's health experts from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, known as the SOGC, developed the guidelines based on a review of scientific evidence regarding possible harm to a fetus.
The guidelines, released on Thursday, aim to make alcohol screening and support for women at risk a routine part of medical visits to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or FASD.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/0