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Jump-Starting Hard Conversations As The End Nears

By Kellen Browning >>  kellenb@kff.org, @kellen_browning Frederick Bannon Jr. was by his mother’s side in intensive care as she fought a rare form of muscle cancer in late 2014. She was heavily sedated, but he felt confident making medical decisions for her, thanks to his family’s advance care planning. Bannon had difficult end-of-life-care conversations with his […]

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Take Note | Restraint and seclusion are abusive practices

Disability Rights California is California’s Protection and Advocacy System. Disability Rights California works to advance dignity, equality, independence and freedom for all Californians with disabilities. We envision a barrier-free, inclusive, diverse world that values each individual and their voice. In this world, all people with disabilities enjoy the power of equal rights and opportunities, dignity, […]

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Evolution of Eve | When Does Humanity Stop?

Originally posted on International Badass Activists:
An old man sat on the blue bus bench. His teeth looked gnawed to half their size on his lower jaw. When he spoke, which was often to anyone, he sputtered. (By Eve Hinson, originally from My Journal: Oct, 2012) His hands made large gestures that interfered with passerby’s…

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Evolution of Eve | When Does Humanity Stop?

An old man sat on the blue bus bench. His teeth looked gnawed to half their size on his lower jaw. When he spoke, which was often to anyone, he sputtered. (By Eve Hinson, originally from My Journal: Oct, 2012) His hands made large gestures that interfered with passerby’s personal space. They walked around him […]

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Imagine the Empowerment of the Autistic Minority Vote

Originally posted on International Badass Activists:
I imagine this often: Autistics having a voice in our elections. Do you? Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior … political participation of minorities and majorities alike has been deemed crucial for ensuring the legitimacy and stability of democratic governance. Participation in conventional ways, such as voting, enhances people’s sense…

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Imagine the Empowerment of the Autistic Minority Vote

I imagine this often: Autistics having a voice in our elections. Do you? Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior … political participation of minorities and majorities alike has been deemed crucial for ensuring the legitimacy and stability of democratic governance. Participation in conventional ways, such as voting, enhances people’s sense of having a stake in the […]

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

By Michelle Andrews Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study.