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
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.
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
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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It is hard for doctors to admit they might be wrong, and it is costing you more than you can afford to pay.Obesity Week 2019: Why is it So Hard for Doctors to Admit Their Failure? — Rain Coast Review
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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Source: Would we boo the X-Men like we do autistic kids? | Ali Abaday
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