Head Butting About Wiping Bottoms

"Let's face it, disability sucks!"
Denise Sherer JacobsonHow many times have we, people living with disabilities, heard that statement—or a similar one—coming from the lips of some well–meaning person? Eager to show affinity, sympathy, empathy, they share instead their flawed perception of what it is like to live with a disability. How many times do we find ourselves speechless, unable to respond to a remark that insults the dignity in our identity as people with disabilities? Well, setting our manners aside, this is what most of us would really like to say... Continue reading

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Banned from Bingo

Ann Clinton loves playing bingo, but her retirement community won't let her join her friends to play the game since she moved Bingo cardsfrom an independent living apartment to the skilled nursing floor of the Redstone Village Continuing Care Retirement Community in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been excluded from bingo, which takes place on the independent living floor, because she is disabled. Continue reading

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