Like many other people I struggle with saying no. There are a number of reasons for this. I read another advocate’s blog post on this issue and thought it was deemed important to address this in my blog as how it affects me as there are no two people with the same issue.
by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | September 15, 2021 A new season of "Love on the Spectrum" will be available on Netflix later this month. (Netflix) A documentary series following young people with autism as they experience the world of dating is set to return. The second season of “Love on the Spectrum” will debut on Netflix … Continue reading Netflix Brings Back Autism Dating Show
This week is a landmark week on the wellness journey. Six months ago I had a visit to my doctor’s office where I got on the scale. I weighed 358 pounds, the clinically highest in my life. For some time I had experienced back pain and other difficulties when walking long distances. When I got on the scale that day, I knew I had to get back on track because the Quarenteen and then some had caught up to me.
by Ana Ceballos, Miami Herald/TNS | September 14, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — President Joe Biden’s administration has initiated an investigation into whether Florida’s ban on mask mandates violates the civil rights of students with disabilities. The investigation launched late last week by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights comes after a weeks-long battle between Gov. … Continue reading Ed Department Expands Investigations Of Mask Policies And Disability Rights
by Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop | September 13, 2021 President Joe Biden speaks about new COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the White House. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS) A sweeping new Biden administration plan to require many workers across the nation to receive COVID-19 vaccinations could have implications for individuals with disabilities and the people who support them. With the resurgent … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Could Impact Services For Those With IDD
As we are in the year of the vaccines, the country is struggling with the facts of health and safety over personal choice. As the COVID-19 vaccines are slowly becoming approved and the needs for boosters approaches. Also approaching is the time of the year for the influenza vaccine. I was one to avoid vaccines for several years out of fear, but over time that has diminished.
When an autistic adult makes that big leap into independence. They are oftentimes away from the cusp of their very guarding parents, however some can still remain a close bond. The circumstances for this can remain very complex and as a result can make the ability for the autistic person to feel at ease about making decisions that they can feel comfortable or that they know is in their best interest, despite their close supporters objecting to their choices.
by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | September 8, 2021 While the number of reported hate crimes rose significantly, those targeting people with disabilities are on the decline, according to new data from the FBI.The agency’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program shows that there were 83 incidents stemming from disability bias in 2020, down from 144 the year … Continue reading FBI Sees Drop In Disability-Related Hate Crimes
Just 1% of television advertising includes people with disabilities, new research indicates, even though this demographic accounts for more than a quarter of the population.
by Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times/TNS | September 7, 2021 LOS ANGELES — Cheryl Drymon, 72, has been using mobility aids for four years. It started when she tore her Achilles tendon and then her meniscus. Now she has trouble with tasks like getting in and out of a car. After learning about seniors with disabilities … Continue reading How To Prepare For A Disaster If You Live With A Disability