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We're 100 days from the #2020Election!

1/100 THREAD “This election is a matter of life & death for kids like Xiomara.” Xiomara’s mom, @ElenaHung202

Now to 11/3, we're sharing a story of a #LittleLobbyists each day - 100 reasons to be a #HealthCareVoter
2/100 “Shreve was in the NICU for 9 months. Without the #ACA & #Medicaid, he would have reached the lifetime cap on care long before discharge." Shreve’s mom, Laura

This November, #vote against putting a cap on kids' lives.

3/100 “#Medicaid allows our family to function. It allows us as parents to sleep at night knowing Willa’s safe with a nurse. It makes it possible for us to work. It gives Willa access to the tech she needs to communicate & thrive.” #ProtectOurCare
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Make Trick-Or-Treating Accessible! 🎃♿️❤️


If you participate in handing out candy to Trick-or-Treaters, try these tips to be more accessible to trick-or-treaters with disabilities: A child wheelchair user is dress in a pirate costume, an orange sign displays the wheelchair accessibility symbol wearing a cape and text reads, “Accessible Trick Or Treating”
Have a well-lit path to avoid accidents/injuries, particularly for those with low vision and mobility disabilities.

If there are bumps or raised sidewalks/pavement, try marking it with glow in the dark tape or paint to prevent falls. A sidewalk has a raised crack, it it marked to be visible with bright orange paint.
Clear a path from the sidewalk to your home.

Walk the path from the sidewalk to your home and be alert to whether the path is wide enough (minimum 32 inches) and smooth enough (free of debris, obstacles, etc) for wheelchairs/mobility aids, wagons, & strollers to come and go. A house with a clear drive way leading to the front door of the house.
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A THREAD: Do y'all know what "access intimacy" is? If you don't, may I suggest you start with @miamingus' excellent article exploring the term and its applications:…

And, a story about what access intimacy looks like for me.
In short, access intimacy might be involved when, as a physically disabled person, your body feels safe with another human, because they 'get' your needs and/or limitations. It moves beyond "help" to true comfort, companionship, and understanding.
As @miamingus writes, "It has looked like relationships where I always feel like I can say what my access needs are, no matter what. Or i can say that I don’t know them, and that’s ok too. It has looked like people not expecting payment in the form of emotional currency... (1/2)
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I would really really really really appreciate if event flyers, invites, venue pages, etc. would tell you their accessibility information!

Is the venue wheelchair accessible??

Do you have sign language interpreters for performances??

Let me know ON the invite/flyer/website!!
Three times in the past 30 days: I get invited to a large public event and I have to play full-on detective to try and figure out if it is accessible, if I am welcome in the space!
Nothing on the email invite

Nothing on the website

Venue never answers the phone or their messages

One email said "The 1st floor SHOULD be accessible"

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