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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

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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. shalva.org
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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.
dovepress.com/misinterpretat…
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:
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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...
2/

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
3/
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
reddit.com/r/ukraine/comm…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes forbes.com/sites/gabbysha…
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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 crushthestreet.com/articles/break… Image
#Disabilities #ExcessDeaths #AdverseReactions #InsuranceIndustry #LifeInsurance ‘Mass disability event’ warning as huge numbers diagnosed with long Covid news.com.au/technology/sci…
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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: phe.gov/emergency/even…
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 》》

theguardian.com/money/2021/sep…
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...
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@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)...
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@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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Okay, I love @POTUS #CaregiverInChief but lowering drug prices is a complicated economic web — healthcare isn’t something that you pay for like a new car, it’s mediated by a third party 1/x #drugprices #pharma #medicare #medicaid
Take International Reference Pricing for example. (Lost you already, haven’t I?) This type of negotiation tool ties drug prices to caps set using “QALYs” - Quality Adjusted Life Years 2/ #health #pharma #medicine #innovation #caregiving #advocacy statnews.com/2019/02/22/qal…
3/ Don’t get me wrong - #health care needs to be affordable & #accessible & costs should be accessible. But tying access to medicines based on the economic “value” of a person’s life unfairly discriminated against older #adults & ppl w/ #disabilities, see ncd.gov/sites/default/…
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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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Well folks...this is making the rounds thanks to the eagle eyes of @yahoocyd! (Thanks, Cyd!)

You read that right. 12 Steps For The Chronic Pain Patient.

Naturally, I have a few thoughts...

My initial reaction was disbelief, then utter dismay. Really?😔
chronicpainanonymous.org
Firstly...
The whole thing smacks of the pulpit, but let's dig in, shall we?

We are powerless over pain. Uhm...NO. Not at all.
That's what medicine, treatments, & coping mechanisms are for. Helping manage pain to a more tolerable level so one can be more productive & joyful.🤔🤷‍♀️
The second part of Step 2 begs a response as well.
"We admit that illness/pain makes our lives unmanageable."
No, I don't admit this at all. People living with #disabilities are creative & careful in how we manage our lives. This sounds like learned hopelessness AND helplessness.
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For each #Province and #Territory in #Canada, here is the help that was offered to those living with #disabilities. This will include the #Federal help offered as well as any hoops #PWDs may have needed to jump through to get it and whether CERB was clawed back or not.
This is based on my own research, and if anyone sees anything I missed or may have gotten wrong please let me know.
Let's start with #Yukon
According to several articles, eligible families on #disability supports we're to get up to $400 to help with costs until August. Unknown what eligibility was.
#CERB was exempt from clawbacks.
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requirements for coverage of mental health services & habilitation services for people w/intellectual & developmental disabilities, expansion of home & community-based services options, protections against disability discrimination, and
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#MentalHealthAwareness @AAPD
expansion of the reach of mental health parity are essential to the health, independence, & self-sufficiency of Americans w/disabilities.

Judge Barrett’s record also raises other serious concerns for people w/disabilities
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#MentalHealthAwareness
@AAPD @NDRNadvocates
as well. For details, you can
👉rd the letter👈 that @AAPD & MORE THAN 50 OTHER #DISABILITY ORG.'S sent to the #Senate opposing her nomination: bit.ly/2HuoCAy
🗽SPREAD THE WORD🗽
(thread 4) #MentalHealthAwareness
@MauriceBenard @NDRNadvocates @RoyCooperNC
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I identify as centrist. Every fed election since 18 I have voted Liberal. That option will never fly in AB even though many voters fit there. Which leader currently has highest popularity?? Fed Liberal. The central one. WTF AB. Quit attacking centrists. It is not helping.
#ableg
I support a strong private economy. That often involves tax policies which support business. I support small/med business over large corporations. Tax the bigger ones more. Help the smaller ones.
I support O&G (NOT as the only resource) & definitely a move to Green Energy. /2
I support publicly funded essential services & social safety nets. Public ed & public hc. With the reality that currently not all kids fit within public education. I support the child first as we work towards a more #InclusiveEducation. This takes collaboration at all levels. /3
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If we truly want to have struggling Albertans do better, & AB as a whole come out of its struggles, we need to step outside our own perspectives & dialogue with those around us. (I know - weird concept). Know what doesn't help at all? Attacking each other & making assumptions. /1
We all have our own concerns when it comes to what we consider the biggest issues for AB. *Newsflash - we do NOT all have the same concerns.* (So wild to consider.)
I can say- there often is common ground when we take the time to dialogue on issues. Start there with people. /2
When someone disagrees with you, it does nothing to attack and shut them down. If we opt to give space & listen to what they voice as their concerns & thoughts, we validate others & we both learn. Surprise - not one of us can know ALL the issues & have the only solutions. /3
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HOW TO BE A BETTER ALLY TO THE DISABLED COMMUNITY: A THREAD.

Image descriptions in alt text. The background of the image...
LISTEN TO US. DON'T INVALIDATE OUR LIVED EXPERIENCES! The image reads: "LIST...
INSTEAD OF TAKING UP OUR SPACE, AMPLIFY OUR VOICES! The image reads: "INST...
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1. Deadline in 1 hour - 5pm PST to make comments on the @LACountyRRCC #Voting system known as #VSAP #VotingSolutionsforAllPeople. You can email Sect of State Alex Padilla @AlexPadilla4CA at votingsystems@sos.ca.gov - right now! & for the next hour. #SecurityFail #LAVotes
2. We're asking @CASOSvote @AlexPadilla4CA & LA Supervisors @HildaSolis @mridleythomas @SheilaKuehl @SupJaniceHahn @kathrynbarger to repair the dangerous risky #Security flaws in the #VSAP system prior to any further certification. Petition here ctionnetwork.org/letters/la-vot… #LAVotes
3. What is wrong with the "Voting Solutions for All People?" It sounds so perfect. If only the system was as good as the name. A coalition of good govt groups signed a letter detailing some of the problems that need to be addressed: img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/5275… #LAVotes #SecurityFail
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“I’m not going to publicly name the business for obvious reasons, but a store manager called me back after thinking over the facts I shared with him.. I’m allowed to come in to buy a new couch #mask free! My current couch is making my #migraines worse, I can’t hold out any more.
I am so relieved!! Kind & decent humans do still exist. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself, even if you tremble as you do so.”

•Title III of the #ADA requires that businesses provide reasonable accommodations for those with #disabilities.
•The governors orders (not laws) say those who can medically tolerate a mask must do so.
•Why did corporate tell you to have designated hours for elderly & disabled shopping? Perhaps that is when you’re suppose to let said people come in?
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