Category: Disability

ARE WE REALLY “ALL IN THIS TOGETHER”? The disability community is being left behind in our country’s response to COVID-19

ARE WE REALLY “ALL IN THIS TOGETHER”? The disability community is being left behind in our country’s response to COVID-19

Last week, a policy statement from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit surfaced describing how they would decide who will and will not receive life-saving treatment in their facilities as COVID-19 cases begin to overwhelm their capacity. In part, it stated that “Patients who have the best chance of getting better are our first priority.” This seemingly innocent and rational statement […]

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Better ways to insult Donald Trump — with special guest Dessa Cosma with Detroit Disability Power

Better ways to insult Donald Trump — with special guest Dessa Cosma with Detroit Disability Power

Detroit Disability Power’s website is at DetroitDisabilityPower.org. Detroit Disability Power on Facebook: Facebook.com/DetroitDisabilityPower National Center on Disability and Journalism’s Disability Language Style Guide is HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect Akilah Bacy in TX-138 by clicking HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere help us raise $10,000 for Run For Something by Super Tuesday […]

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Trump’s 2020 budget proposal kills funding for Special Olympics but that’s not all, not by a long shot

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal kills funding for Special Olympics but that’s not all, not by a long shot

As Joe Biden famously said, “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” In the era of Donald Trump, it might be more apropos to say, “Don’t tell me what you don’t give a damn about. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you don’t give a damn about.” […]

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3 things you need to know about GOP plan to decimate Medicaid

3 things you need to know about GOP plan to decimate Medicaid

Trumpcare is a plot to gut Medicaid by giving the richest tax breaks and almost no one is talking about this It took about a century of proposed reforms to our health care system to get the uninsured rate below 10 percent. But we’ve done it as we lowered planned health care spending by trillions. And we did it in […]

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Forget ‘Awareness,’ President Trump, We Need Autism Acceptance

Forget ‘Awareness,’ President Trump, We Need Autism Acceptance

FYI: Fully funding research for autistic people of all ages would help a lot more than just sporting a pin Who can be mad at something as gauzy as “awareness,” especially when it’s tied to a serious disability like autism? Given that we’re faced with an administration who is looking to cut everything the government does to aid our physical […]

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Deaf high school wrestler’s parents forced to sue Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) for equal access for their son

Deaf high school wrestler’s parents forced to sue Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) for equal access for their son

Ellis Kempf is an 18-year-old high school student at Royal Oak High School. He’s a three-letter varsity sports player, and is captain of the Royal Oak High School wrestling team. He’s also deaf. WDIV-TV’s Mara MacDonald reported last night that Kempf and his parents are suing the Michigan High School Athletic Association because they refused to allow him to have […]

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