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    Is the word “spastic” hate speech?

    I have an incredibly strong willed sister.  She is never afraid to say what she thinks.  She is outgoing, intelligent, well-liked and friendly.  And always there ready to fight for the underdog.  She always has my back.  Especially when it comes to people using the word spastic.
    On the other hand, I…

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    A breaking heart

    July 15, 2014 |  by  |  2 Comments

    I am saddened by the news of two young men passing away at Beaconsfield last night.  The disability community is in mourning and in shock.

    Both young men had muscular dystrophy and relied upon a positive airway pressure ventilator whilst they were sleeping.  It seems that during the night there was…

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    the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new

    Medical model vs Social model

    I’ve read a lot lately about the medical model of disability as opposed to the social model of disability.  I don’t have a lot to say about it.  Mainly because anything I do say will be open to criticism and probably show how not-very-smart I can be.

    Moo has a had…

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    the speech may be free, but the bail costs money

    Proving competence

    Sometimes I wish I had the answers instead of the problems.

    About a week ago, I heard about the difficulties a woman with cerebral palsy was having.

    She is an adult, runs her own business, uses a communication device and is unable to sign her complete name.  She wanted to get a…

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    you cannot hold a torch to light another's ath without brightening our own - Ben Sweetland

    Special siblings

    It’s not easy being the sibling to someone with a disability.

    Sometimes, we are so concerned about the person with a disability that we overlook what the siblings are also going through.  It’s not easy seeing your brother go through so much pain, or seizing for prolonged periods, or your parents and him…

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