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Pandemic means Americans with disabilities aren’t getting the services they need | PBS NewsHour

For more than 60 million Americans with disabilities, the rapid spread of COVID-19 is especially dangerous. Many live in long-term care facilities, and they are twice as likely to experience poverty as those without disability. But so far, legislation has fallen short on help. We hear some of their stories, and Stephanie Sy talks to […]

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Know Your Rights Guide to Surviving COVID-19 Triage Protocols

This is a “Know Your Rights” toolkit for people facing potential triage discrimination based on disability or weight during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. This document covers rights and strategies for fat and disabled people of all ages. Source: Know Your Rights Guide to Surviving COVID-19 Triage Protocols

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Opinion | Disabled in the Coronavirus Crisis: ‘I Will Not Apologize for My Needs.’ – The New York Times

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FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. Source: FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

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Getty Images and Verizon Media award $40,000 in prizes to five photographers, as part of first-ever Disability-Focused Creative Bursary

Grants support and encourage talent as they work to convey the stories, lives and realities of the disability community through imagery Press Release NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, in collaboration with Verizon Media, has named five recipients to its latest Creative Bursary grant centering around life with disabilities. Recognizing […]

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"… It has only been about 50 years (if that) since it has become expected for parents to raise their disabled children in the community … | Your Privilege Is Showing

Your Privilege Is Showing November 26, 2018 ·  This is a perspective I hadn’t considered. Thread: https://twitter.com/crippledsch…/status/1062122008891351040… “I really need to remind the general public that it has only been about 50 years (if that) since it has become expected for parents to raise their disabled children in the community instead of just depositing us in institutions […]

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Before You Sticker Autistics: Reality Snapshot of Autistic, Divergent & Disabled Stigma & Abuse

The abuse towards Autistic, Divergent and Disabled people is unGodly and common. Before we talk about identifying ourselves on government ID, being added to registry lists and so forth — take a look at what I see day in and day out. Headlines of how we’re treated by loved ones, caregivers, school employees, teachers, law […]