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  • VOLUNTEER: $50,000 MISSING FROM COTTAGE GROVE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ACCOUNT

    08/08/2018 10:14:35 AM PDT · by HKMk23 · 15 replies
    KEZI (ABC Affiliate) ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | Michael Sevren
    A volunteer for Special Olympics Oregon in Cottage Grove is demanding answers from the nonprofit’s CEO after $50,000 specifically meant for the Cottage Grove events appears to have gone missing.
  • Man Who Euthanized His Disabled 12-Year-Old Daughter Wants Pardon or New Trial

    07/13/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Amy Hasbrouck
    Multiple news outlets are reporting that Robert Latimer has submitted a letter to the Minister of Justice seeking a pardon or a new trial following his conviction for the murder of his daughter Tracy in 1993. Latimer has been free on parole since 2010. Contrary to some media reports, Latimer has been able to travel outside Canada since 2015, according to the Globe and Mail. Disability rights activists are concerned that the pardon request is a “symptom and effect of the continuing devaluation of disabled people” as shown by the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia in 2016, according to...
  • Traveling All 50 States, Mowing Lawns For Elderly, Disabled, Single Moms And Vets For Free

    06/16/2018 2:24:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 6/15/18
    ATLANTA (CBS/CNN) — One good deed is turning into many, many more and a surreal US tour. **SNIP** This inspired him to start the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, a foundation that not only mows lawns for those in need but also works to inspire young men and women to make a difference. **SNIP** To defray the cost of his expenses, Smith said he’s funded by donations, including those by lawnmower companies that donate equipment. He takes submissions to decide what lawns he’ll mow, both on his website and on social media. He said it’s important to teach kids about...
  • Colleges Bend the Rules for More Students, Give Them Extra Help

    05/25/2018 5:22:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2018 | Douglas Belkin
    As many as one in four students at some elite U.S. colleges are now classified as disabled, largely because of mental-health issues such as depression or anxiety, entitling them to a widening array of special accommodations like longer time to take exams. Under federal law, students can be considered disabled if they have a note from a doctor. That label requires schools to offer accommodations depending on the student’s needs. A blind student, for example, would have access to specialized software or a reader for an exam. The rise in disability notes for mental-health issues has led to a surge...
  • The Rapid 'Progress' of Progressivism

    03/08/2018 5:23:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not long ago I waited for a flight to board. The plane took off 45 minutes late. There were only two attendants to accommodate 11 passengers who had requested wheelchair assistance. Such growing efforts to ensure that the physically challenged can easily fly are certainly welcome. But when our plane landed -- late and in danger of causing many passengers to miss their connecting flights -- most of the 11 wheelchair-bound passengers left their seats unassisted and hurried out. It was almost as if newfound concerns about making connections had somehow improved their health during the flight. Two passengers had...
  • Nonprofit Wants To Create 130K Jobs For People With Disabilities

    09/27/2017 9:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Disability Scoop ^ | September 27, 2017 | Shaun Heasley
    A new effort with the backing of some major names in the advertising industry is launching with an ambitious goal: create 130,000 jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2020. Leaders of several New York advertising agencies are coming together to form the nonprofit Creative Spirit, which will work to grow employment opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities at advertising, media, marketing and technology firms across the country. The group is looking to make a dent in what they say is an estimated 8 million Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities who lack integrated employment. “This is a...
  • The Nazi’s First Victims Were the Disabled

    09/27/2017 11:51:46 AM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Lifenews ^ | Sep 18, 2017 | Alex Schadenberg
    The sad reality is that people will often forget human history. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I think that everyone needs to read the article, The Nazi’s First Victims Were the Disabled, that was published in the New York Times on September 13. This excellent article is written by Kenny Fries, an author who recently published “In the Province of the Gods.” Fries is writing about his explanation to a young German neurologist of the truth about how the Nazi’s T4 euthanasia program killed as many as 300,000 people with disabilities. The killing techniques...
  • Transgender Man Self-Identifies As Disable And A Lesbian

    08/11/2017 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 10, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Transgender Man Self-Identifies As Disable And A Lesbian
  • Piers Morgan calls JK Rowling ‘lying hypocrite’ over Trump tweets

    07/30/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | July 30, 2017 | Angus Howarth
    Piers Morgan has called JK Rowling “a shameless, lying hypocrite” on Twitter following the author’s tweets about US President Donald Trump’s alleged refusal to shake a disabled child’s hand. Footage emerged on social media on Friday appearing to show Mr Trump ignoring a child in a wheelchair, prompting the author to send a series of critical tweets, calling the president a “monster of narcissism”. (TWEET-AT-LINK) However, another clip showed Mr Trump leaning down towards the child and speaking to him, while the Monty’s mother, Marjorie Kelly Weer, took to Facebook to confirm that the president did not ignore her son....
  • Local View: Foods stamps critical to the disabled, their families

    07/23/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 23, 2017 | Julie Watts and Darla Helt
    In the super-charged public debate on health care, many advocates are rightly calling attention to the importance of protecting the health needs of people with disabilities. But for many in Southwest Washington who are living with a disability — and for their families — having health insurance coverage is just one part of the struggle. Severe and chronic disabilities are often associated with a significant decline in earnings. For families with children who have disabilities, for example, parents are often forced to step back from work to care for their child — making it even more difficult to shoulder high...
  • Accepting the Disabled in a World Obsessed with Physical Perfection

    06/16/2016 7:20:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-15-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Accepting the Disabled in a World Obsessed with Physical Perfection Msgr. Charles Pope • June 15, 2016 • Photo Credit: Jaclyn Lipplemann, Catholic StandardAs mentioned in yesterday’s post, Pope Francis recently lamented the obsession of modern society with perfect bodies. Although our first thought on contemplating this might be cosmetics and plastic surgery, he was actually speaking about our increasing rejection of the disabled and the sick. This rejection is perhaps most sadly evidenced by the fact that more than 90% of unborn children with a “poor prenatal diagnosis” are aborted. Perhaps the parents are informed that their child...
  • Judge denies bail for 4 Chicago Facebook Live torture suspects

    01/06/2017 4:52:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Diane Pathieu and Leah Hope
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge denied bail Friday for four people charged with committing a hate crime. They are accused of torturing an 18-year-old man with special needs and streaming it live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the Cook County state's attorney. Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington were charged with residential burglary, for allegedly retaliating against a neighbor who complained about the...
  • Black teens are charged with a HATE CRIME after live-streaming torture of white disabled man who th

    01/05/2017 5:24:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Black teens are charged with a HATE CRIME after live-streaming torture of white disabled man who they held prisoner for days before he escaped - as cops reveal they have shown NO remorse The four black friends believed to be behind the disturbing torture of a white special needs man in a Facebook live video have been identified and charged with committing a hate crime. Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and sisters Birttany, 18, and Tanisha Covington, 24, were charged Thursday morning with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and a hate crime, according to the...
  • Hate crime charges filed after ‘sickening’ video shows attack on disabled man in Chicago

    01/05/2017 11:58:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mark Berman and Derek Hawkins
    Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people while abusing a man authorities say has mental health problems. The footage, which Chicago’s top police officer labeled “sickening,” quickly went viral online. In the shaky video, a terrified young man in a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants is seen crouching in a corner, his wrists and neck bound with orange bands, his mouth taped shut. A young woman films as two young men slash the sleeves of his...
  • IRAQ WAR VETERAN CREATES WHEELCHAIR SNOW PLOW

    12/27/2016 8:54:28 PM PST · by rey · 8 replies
    WPVI ^ | 27 Dec 2016
    I thought many would appreciate this disabled vet giving back to his community, as though he had to, with his wheelchair snow plow. http://6abc.com/news/iraq-war-veteran-creates-wheelchair-snow-plow/1169458/
  • Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

    12/11/2016 4:45:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 45 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | December 11, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    Measure intended to protect people with disabilities who have wandered away A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river. Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.), who chairs the Congressional Autism Caucus and the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, introduced a...
  • Social Security to take disabled woman’s money after fund-raiser sends her to a baseball game

    12/05/2016 12:40:01 PM PST · by 198ml · 41 replies
    Q13Fox | 12/5/16 | Tribune Media
    One Kansas City Royals fan feels like she is being punished for the good deed of others. Joyce Jeter has a debilitating medical condition, causing her to rely on Social Security as her only source of income. Royals fans rallied around her to raise money to send her to a game at Kauffman Stadium, but now that gift is leaving her financial future in jeopardy. Joyce told Fox4KC she feels like she's being robbed all because she accepted a gift.
  • The True Story: Donald Trump did not mock a reporter's disability

    11/01/2016 11:56:48 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 27 replies
    Catholics for Trump ^ | 7/27/16 | Catholics for Trump
    It is a total lie.
  • Are you saying that because I am disabled, I shouldn’t have been born?

    10/13/2016 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies
    aleteia.org ^ | 10/5/2016 | Grzegorz Polakiewicz
    It is getting late, yet I made up my mind to sit down at the laptop to write these couple of sentences. Today I have read what Ms. Bakuła said: “Without abortion, cripples would be born into this world.” I have also read the following commentary: “Rather than fight about abortion, we should think about what to do so that so many cripples would not be born. I partly know that answer to how to dramatically limit this fact”; I won’t even mention some private emails here. I am disabled. I am a person who, in many people’s opinion, should...
  • Life is a journey, not a destination

    06/23/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    A global-expedition leader reflects on his latest mountaineering adventure with his son and two Green Berets Sheer grit, dig-down-deep determination, and a fortitude not matched by most of the toughest men I’ve ever known, were the all-encompassing descriptions – perhaps the only adequate ones – I felt as I watched retired and disabled U.S. Army Green Berets ascending and descending the great Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska. The expedition up the mountain was not only unforgettable; but in many ways a once-in-a-lifetime experience; proving once again that it’s not always the objective gained, but the quest to achieve it (And this...