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1)🚨AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment🚨

Comments Due 6/12/2023 -

Don't forget to get your comments in regarding #NARXcare #PDMP…
2)The PDMP: Raising Issues in Data Design, Use and Implementation ~ Terry A Lewis

"How machine learning, algorithms, and poorly designed data collection combines to create vicarious harm to health care users"

An excellent article with multiple links…
3)"How Artificial Intelligence Can Deepen Racial and Economic Inequities" ~ @ACLU

"These algorithms use data such as eviction and criminal histories, which reflect long standing racial disparities…
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A couple of gems from my @NSF #PRFB comments:
Rev.2: "Weaknesses: The work would be conducted at the same institution as their PhD."
Rev. 3: "Weaknesses: No justification is given for staying at the same institution."
A thread about the multidimensionality of diversity... 1/n
@NSF #PRFB firstly, why should I need to justify not wanting to pick up my whole life and move across the country/world for a job that often doesn’t support a single person, let alone a family? 2/
Oh wait, I forgot-REAL scientists are always ready to uproot their life 3-5 times before getting a real job, and screw the consequences to their mental health/family/retirement plans. 3/
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@twitter can be such a great accoutre to discuss so many important social imperatives yet we squabble over the most abhorrent issues. For example #DigitalInclusion. Today there are close to 1 bn people with #disabilities globally. How many of those are in India? We don't (1/2)
(2/n) know because we have been so frigin busy with discussing Modis suit or @RahulGandhi s trip to #CambridgeUniversity we ran the last census in 2011. Tax payers are paying truck load of money to sponsor a government department called The Department of Empowerment of Persons..
(3/n) With Disabilities. I am thinking why the bastions of morality & righteousness like @MahuaMoitra @ShefVaidya @derekobrienmp @RanaAyyub @BDUTT @RShivshankar @fayedsouza @UnSubtleDesi @ARanganathan72 @sagarikaghose @sardesairajdeep @KarunaGopal1 et al never discuss how we can
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Here at #FairWorkweek hearing with sponsors starting us off strong - @SerenaForCO explains that single parents & working parents are left with a CPS call when they don't have predictable work schedules to pick their kids up

Unstable schedules impact 400k Coloradans #copolitics
@SerenaForCO reminds us corporate lobbyists are out numbering us.

@EmilyForCO "We are here today to address unpredictable hours... which means unpredictable pay... 1/3rd of workers in Colorado who are in the most impacted sectors - couldn't cover an emergency" #copolitics
"we continue to create communities where workers can thrive... studies show that fair scheduling builds trust for employees and employers" #copolitics

"workers who have a say in their schedule are more productive" says @EmilyForCO
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"One of the sharks asked me why I looked so happy. People with disabilities are portrayed as sad and depressed. My episode bust these stereotypes. ⁠

#Entrepreneurs #StartupIndia #InclusiveIndia #SharkTank
You might develop new stereotypes after watching that episode that people with disabilities are strong, opinionated, full of confidence, and with hard work, they can triumph over all adversities. ⁠
This story is about celebrating inclusion in a very true sense, says #VineetSaraiwala, who runs #AtypicalAdvantage -- which claims to be India’s largest #inclusive #employment platform for people with disabilities across India.⁠
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September 2022: @MayorToddGloria explains "complex barriers to #housing" at announcement of new #housing location
January 2023: The converted hotel will provide NO ADA ACESS for unsheltered older adults w/#disabilities even though it is managed by a senior-serving organization
More from @MayorToddGloria last year re:the budget for this facility to serve people experiencing #homelessness compared to "hospital and emergency room stays" & it's place in #CityofSanDiego budget (sorry for poor sound quality)
This facility will cost "a bit over $700K per year"
FYI: The fastest growing unhoused group is older adults Many are frail and/or have age-related medical issues & related #disabilities
And yet: No #ADA🤦🏽‍♀️
But: Plenty of #security!
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Update/background on this situation:
@janis_wilds helped an older #disabled #unhoused woman discharged from a hospital emergency room to the streets of #SanDiego with no place to recuperate.
She had been living (?) on a bus stop bench since CHRISTMAS!
This is all too common
Fortunately: Janis coordinated w/@Housing4Hmless to find a hotel room until Tuesday BUT- it was not an #ADA room.
The woman's wheelchair could not go into the bathroom, so a bedside commode was essential for her dignity & health.
Many thanks to friends at #JewishFamilyOrg for providing exactly what this woman needs: A commode that allows her to transfer from a wheelchair.
I share this as a reminder: Providing shelter/hotel rooms for PEH w/disabilities is only one step in keeping them safe & healthy
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1) This is the cover of Good Will Hunting. Many people argue Robin William’s portrayal of a therapist in cinematic history [despite strangling and threatening the client in that famous scene]. Still, look at where Robin’s character did his best work: #Outdoors Image
2) This thread is about therapy outdoors as I was recently labelled as an “abuser”. I understand where this comes from my #research about survivors’ experiences in #WildernessTherapy. Good Will Hunting is not about Wilderness Therapy. They aren’t the same thing.
3) In 2020, I co-edited a book with Prof Nevin Harper titled Outdoor Therapies. This book examined #AdventureTherapy, #Nature-Based Therapy, Horticulture, #ForestTherapy, #Surf Therapy, #AnimalAssisted, &, yes, #WildernessTherapy.
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I attended #WESELPA's Propaganda Fest at @CentralSD this past Thursday entitled: "Building Positive Relationships with Your School Community" - a training for parents led by Program Manager Anthony Farenga. It's was very troubling and just another way that the schools
think they own our children. I saw this in their core beliefs where Core Belief #1 was "teachers and parents have dreams for their students". I'm sorry but no teacher gets to dream about my child. They have no claim to their life and future. They need to focus on teaching them to
read, write and do math. Another Core Belief was "Families and Staff are equal partners". I at least wish this were true in the IEP meeting as it's supposed to be but it's not. School Admin bully parents and refuse to provide services that will actually benefit students with
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I’m running the @nycmarathon in November, together with my dad and younger brother, to raise money for @Shalva_Center.

Read this 🧵to see why 👇

Help me reach my goal of 12 ETH🚀

Crypto donations can be sent to GiveShalva.eth

For fiat donations:…
2/ When I was 18, before I started the army, I had the opportunity to #volunteer, for almost two years, at the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem
3/ Shalva’s state-of-the-art facility in Jerusalem provides a magical after-school recreation center, which services thousands of children with #disabilities, from infancy to adulthood, and their families, every day.
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🧵TW: Suicide #MAiD


Not just suicide prevention crisis lines. When my therapist asks “do I have a plan?” How fcked up is it that the biggest part of my answer is now that the canadian govt has a plan for me. She then has to take a somewhat neutral position. Why? I’m disabled.
OTD that MAiD is trending & ppl are so outraged abt what #DisablePeopleToldYou was gonna happen. I don’t have more words for how much assisted suicide laws messed w me or what it’s like to have mental health professionals try to help but ultimately must say — It’s your “choice”
Not once in 6 mnths have I had traditional #SuicidePrevention. Nope. Bc I have #disabilities (and severe pain the healthcare system refuses to relieve) I at best get — well if it’s what you really want u’ll hv to see if the drs who refuse you help will give you a lethal injection
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The intrusion into the practice of medicine is based on race, gender, sex and disability discrimination.

1st target #Pain management
2nd target Gender Affirming Care
3rd target #Abortion
What will they target next?

#StopCriminalizingPatientCenteredCare The intrusion into the practice of medicine is based on race
Misinformation & propaganda is being disseminated by the government and still floods the media. The #Gaslighting of America has been extremely effective.…
Individuals with incurable chronic illnesses, #RareDiseases #Disabilities that involve severe pain as a component are being deprived of appropriate medical treatment.
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Thank you to @iddcconsortium for the opportunity to participate in the #COSP15 Expo on #EconomicEmpowerment and share our #InclusiveWorkplaces Toolkit developed through #InclusiveFutures!

Hear our key messages from the event in the thread below:
People with intellectual #disabilities are one of the groups most excluded from the labour market - employers tell us that they don’t understand "how" to include people with intellectual disabilities in their workplaces.
For us, this is about "real jobs for real pay" - people with intellectual disabilities in jobs they choose themselves, in workplaces where people with and without disabilities work together, where they are paid fairly and equally for their work, and with good support.
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1/ Bill, l #Australia is NOT "the answer" to the next #pandemic if all countries responded the same

#disease, #poverty, #child dev dont go on vacation for a #pandemic. All of these will always lead to > death than the pandemic if Australian measures are enacted

We'll explain...

1) #UNICEF has >500M in severe poverty due to measures advocated by you and #Australia and NZ. 1:10 will die from severe poverty

Conservatively, that is > 10M deaths. & If all had done that millions more would die for just poverty

And #children die the most from poverty
2) 15M #cancer #patients need #Treatments. Over 50% aren't compliant & new diagnoses are down ~70%

Combined, we have ensured from #COVID19 measures the deaths of 5-10M cancer patients, conservatively

Those #s increase with a global #Australian / NZ response
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes…
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Potential Insurance Industry Bust Over Excess Pandemic Deaths Part 2 - A mindblower for red-pill-hesitant plebes as former Blackrock portfolio manager & hedge fund maverick calls out the next big short - by @TraderStef for #CrushTheStreet #AdverseReactions… Image
#Disabilities #ExcessDeaths #AdverseReactions #InsuranceIndustry #LifeInsurance ‘Mass disability event’ warning as huge numbers diagnosed with long Covid…
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Hi #bced, can we talk about language for a minute? There's a lot of confusion tonight about the public health order for phased restart. Dr Henry said 'children of essential workers and those with special needs' can return next week. 1/?
And then later, @JM_Whiteside referenced students who may need a bit of extra help, and said that 'schools will be open for students whose parents are health care workers and for those students with support needs who require care.' 2/?
She said that parents should reach out to their school principal to make arrangements. But the website says districts will reach out to you. (We advise you to reach out by the way). 3/?
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THREAD: Individuals with access and functional needs (#AFN), such as adults with #disabilities, may have additional needs that must be considered in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a #disaster or public health emergency. This guide from:…
C = #Communication
Individuals with communication needs may speak American Sign Language (#ASL), have limited English proficiency (#LEP), use braille print or use other auxiliary aids and devices to communicate or navigate their environment...
C = #Communication (continued)...These individuals may have limited ability to hear announcements, see signs, understand messages, or verbalize their concerns. Planning for these needs ahead of a #disaster or emergency is crucial.
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Not being funny but perhaps everyone who previously labelled benefits claimants as scroungers, malingerers and far worse, could recognise the difficulties involved.
Maybe imagine also trying to live on a 5th of their income, with #disabilities on top 》》…
Almost everyone learned these past 18mths how being unable to earn their own money feels & the #depression that causes; the instability & #stress that brings to a home, family & relationships.

Maybe remember too that whilst able bodied, you were helped during the #pandemic 》》
While I fully understand that losing that help now is a huge blow (trust me I know), it should be understood that the most #vulnerable received precisely zero help. In a period where delivery slots were taken by able bodied people & buses were a no-go, our costs skyrocketed 》》
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Here’s something I’d like to try. Below are a list of workshop ideas that I have ready to go but wonder about interest. These would be first Live on Instagram and Facebook but then published to my website for free viewing & my YouTube channel. Like or comment. Here they are:
Autistic bug out bag: how to prepare yourself for sensory inputs while enjoying the adventure of life

Like or comment to support this video creation by The unLibrarian.

#autism #neurodiverse #neurodiversity #ConstructiveAdaptation #EverydayMagic #SelfCare
The link between self advocacy and confidence: removing the aggressive narrative

Like or comment to support this video creation by The unLibrarian.

#advocacy #disability #SelfCare
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I’m going to talk about disabilities as they relate to design, shortly.

It falls short to be socially conscious if we do not care about, and are not socially conscious of accessibility for all people on the web.

When we “MySpace” the web, we can harm people. Video soon. #ADA
Speaking from a professional view as someone who specializes, teaches and consults in this field at the highest levels, a word about Caring enough to make political design Accessible to ALL people.

It’s about caring about the viewer. #ADA #Disabilities

WARNING: The following video contains colors, contrast and out of spectrum lighting that people with Disabilities should not watch.

All others, please watch, share and be activists for accessible design that doesn’t exclude people with Disabilities, sight or color sensitivity.
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@sunflowercyn @AmyfStuart @MommyGearest @TorontoStar Sadly, the #SpecialEducation portfolio is massively huge &the needs greatly outweigh funding provided. Every school board #budget cycle is like a mean game of Russian roulette being played with our kids' lives. #COVID19 merely succeeded in showing parents & teachers...
@sunflowercyn @AmyfStuart @MommyGearest @TorontoStar ...that heck yeah, it is all about creating/nurturing that #community "village to raise the child"! We all need to work together if the intention to raise confident, educated, happy/healthy kids that are ready to take on the world! We all need to work hard (& together)...
@sunflowercyn @AmyfStuart @MommyGearest @TorontoStar ...if we're going to create the same equitable space & future for kids that need more attention & TLC. Academic/#learning gaps have been around for YEARS as have unrecognized/neglected mental health related issues for #students👉esp those w/#disabilities. What's the...
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If I read #federalbudget of #Canada Correctly
@cafreeland committed $12M over THREE YEARS to TALKING about how to implement a disability benefit some point in the future (maybe)
(But $13M to ensure MAID happens)

So no #inclusion & #inclusive recovery for #ODSP #CPPD #SAID #AISH
At this rate, with what the provinces are doing to #PWD @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland You won't have to worry about #MAID or a #Disabilities Benefit cause the problem is going to "Solve itself"
They Can't Afford to live NOW Damn it !
3 weeks to invent #CERB
4 YEARS to maybe help PWD
How many more times are they supposed to say
"Maybe next year, people will care"
How many more decades ?
How many more wasted PWD lives because
Canada won't put the well being disabled people equal to those who are "Able" ?

How many more GENERATIONS @JustinTrudeau ?
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