Tag Archives: disabilty awareness
Owning an Accessible Home
Owning your home can give you a sense of security and the ability to create a sanctuary. It allows you to have control and freedom. If done right a person with a disability should feel the least disabled in their own home.
Is there a right – to – die?
By: Aaron Carter Bates, Esq. On November 2, 2014, the following headline hit the newswires, Brittany Maynard, right-to-die advocate, ends her life.” Mrs. Maynard’s story had captured the nation’s attention in the weeks leading up to ending her life via assisted suicide, but why? What made Mrs. Maynard’s story more compelling than the countless… Read More »
Taiwanese Delegation Visit
International Visitor Leadership Program Taiwanese Delegation Visit DIG was honored to spend the afternoon with Tarry Lee, Chun-Chieh Lin and Grace Chang. They came to the United States from Taiwan to learn about protecting the rights of the disabled. They were visitors to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s… Read More »
Medical Model v. Social Model of Disability
By: Aaron Carter Bates, Esq. A big issue in the disability rights community is self-determination and representation within key community stakeholders. In the disability arena there are two models organizations follow: the medical model and social models of disability. An organization that ascribes to the medical model compares a disability to a fatal disease… Read More »
Disability History and Awareness Weeks
Disability History and Awareness Weeks By: Rachel Goldstein On June 13, 2008, in large part due to the advocacy efforts of Florida Youth Council, Governor Crist signed into law Senate Bill 856, creating section 1003.4205 of the Florida Statutes, entitled “Disability History and Awareness Instruction”. This law requires school districts to designate the first… Read More »