No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | California Healthline

Fred Schulte and Erika Fry, Fortune In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records. The health data geeks trusted that transitioning from paper to … Continue reading No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | California Healthline

Drug Deals And Food Gone Bad Plague Corner Stores. How Neighbors Are Fighting Back.

By Cara Anthony, from California Healthline EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The parking lot was dark when Marie Franklin and her husband, Sam, last stopped at a corner store near their home. The couple didn’t want much from the market that night. But they still strategized before Sam, 49, went inside. “My husband wouldn’t let … Continue reading Drug Deals And Food Gone Bad Plague Corner Stores. How Neighbors Are Fighting Back.

How My Parents Handled My Autism and How They Set A Good Example | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

Do you parent your autistic child like, "It's for their own good," rather than, "It is something that actually makes them comfortable in their own skin"? Source: How My Parents Handled My Autism and How They Set A Good Example | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

We The Future: Lydia X. Z. Brown, Disability Justice Advocate | Âûtistic News Feed

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Lydia X. Z. Brown, Age 25, Autistic, Disability Justice Advocate – Bazelon Center

” ᴡᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ “

Lydia is a disability justice advocate, organiser, and writer, and their ‘Autistic Hoya’ site is universally referenced and loved!

Their work has largely focused on violence against multiple-marginalised disabled people, with particular respect to institutionalisation, abuse, torture, incarceration, and policing.

There is no easy way to begin to define just how much Neurodiversity and it’s Movement has to thank Lydia for.

They have worked to advance transformative change through organising in the streets, writing legislation, conducting anti-ableism workshops, testifying at regulatory and policy hearings, and disrupting institutional complacency.

For We The Future , Lydia is partnering with the Bazelon Center , an organisation that, since 1972, has advocated for the civil rights, full inclusion, and equality of…

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Mum claims she was left ‘having seizures on floor after being refused bed’ at hospital – MyLondon

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Jodie Lee, 36, says she was left convulsing on the floor for more than an hour while her worried family tried to get her a bed

Source: Mum claims she was left ‘having seizures on floor after being refused bed’ at hospital – MyLondon


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Learning Disability at work week

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Apologies this is a fairly late post, I did mean to write sooner but I only heard about this event earlier this week and I had a few things occupying my time apologies again

This week from the 18-22 was Learning Disability’s at work week. As a person on the spectrum who struggled for years to find employment I fully support this. The week may be over but Mencap still offers wonderful resources and tips for employees, employers and jobseekers see the below https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-work-week

My trust was very active in helping to promote this week the below is taken from an email sent round:#HereIAm is what we are using for this year’s Learning Disability Work Week which promotes the message that people with a learning disability have a voice too.

Its not to late either the week may be over  but you can still share your story. Please do not…

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Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition

If we start thinking of "autistic" as another language instead of a deficit, the way we relate to it could change the world for the better. Source: Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition