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Tonight's #DisabledBlackTalk will be about DIY fixes for #disability issues & #mobility tools.

We're meeting at 8 pm CT/ 9 pm ET Thursday night. White lettering on red background with the word cloud for #D
What do you do if something you use as a mobility tool doesn't work?

Is there a trick to getting a resource or service?

Should we make some?

Bring your best #DisHacks to #DisabledBlackTalk.
Chat is in 25 minutes. Rules, momentarily.
#DisabledBlackTalk
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Them: We’re short staffed. We don’t have teachers, bus drivers, restaurant workers, delivery persons, nursing aides… people don’t want to work!

Me: It could be that… or maybe it’s that 715,000 people have died…& currently another 1 is dying every 47seconds. They were “staff”
Let me clarify a point, #Death is not the only thing that can keep someone from working, #disability can too. Studies show 20-50% of #COVIDinfections results in #LongCOVID. Well, 61% of the 44M Americans w/ #COVID are 18-74yo… that’s 27,454,517.

America, we have a problem

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And I’ve said this before, will say it again, history is our greatest teacher.
#1918Pandemic showed that our nation’s economy is TIED to our nation’s health. The pandemic was 1918-1920. It had a great impact on younger ages, esp 15-44yos. The workers. And what happened in 1929?👇🏽
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Thank you so much for sharing this. The impacts of ableism, classism, and even sexism from able-bodied MI/ND is something that I have experienced. It is something that is unspoken largely, but needs to be said. I am not saying "all able-bodied MI/ND" are bad, but there is
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a need for self-reflection of each able-bodied MI/ND individual to think of if they have ever done harm to a physically disabled MI/ND person. It may be harder because emotions can be rough to read, but apologize if you can to those you have hurt & ask how you can be a better
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ally. Allyship is not something that is limited to the non-disabled community. Each of us who live with physical and/or mental disabilities thankfully cannot have all physical and mental disabilities (Thank goodness, LOL). This means that we can each be allies to different
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Very Cool😎
Presenting my 1rst article w/ @reason

Most Opioid Settlement Funds Aren't Going to Addiction Services

It doesn't work that way
reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… #opioids #health #healthcare #drugs #addiction #medicine #disability #opioidcrisis #chronicpain #MedTwitter #news
Americans take at face value the claim opioid settlements will provide justice for victims & necessary funding for addiction treatment

Despite what media & politicians may say,
that isnt how this works
reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… #HarmReduction @maiasz @filth_filler @ZachWritesStuff
A repeat of the largest settlement in US history,

the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement in which 98% of the funds ended up in states general budgets

reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… @CathyYoung63 @GhanaboyPharmd @national_pain @bernybelvedere @brad_polumbo @conor64 @wil_da_beast630
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So let's punish Medicaid patients for paying cash for their #PainMedicine prescribed by their DOCTOR because it's against the rules. If Medicaid won't pay for it & the patient isn't allowed to, who PAYS? The person in PAIN by their PAIN going UNTREATED? How does this HELP anyone?
This is literally asking for this person to end up with #CHRONICPAIN as well as the loss of income from being unable to WORK. Does Medicaid pay for PT, massage, yoga, etc...? Hell NO! These stupid rules ensure said patient stays in poverty which also increases OD risk...
How you ask? Because they are in pain from either a painful disease, a surgery, or an injury. Not treating the pain slows down & inhibits healing. Healing occurs the sooner one can get up & moving around. It's essential for blood flow, & oxygenation which are necessary for
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🟣 #CrowdfundMonday: Community #Crowdfunding for Diverse Independent Creatives

HOST: @YHBNews

SEP 20TH | 10AM PT

Share your campaigns LIVE.
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#filmmaker #artist #gamedev #theater #author #BIPOC #LGBTQ #women #disability #inclusion #YHBNEWS #RT

twitter.com/i/spaces/1LyxB…
WHAT:
Promoting #crowdfunding can be difficult. But not when you're part of the interactive community at #CrowdfundMonday! Since 2012, we have shared resources to help each other minimize the costs of marketing our short and long-term campaigns. /1
In the spirit of "Artists Supporting Artists," we encourage our community to amplify #crowdfunding campaigns for creators in emerging entertainment which promote inclusion through:

✅their content, and/or
✅their intentional hiring of cast and crew.

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#CrowdfundMonday
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@DVLAgovuk turned up to take my B+e test today at 10am to be turned around because I dont have a b+e provisional on my license. I want a phone call ASAP as you have allowed me to book and pay for this test... And then turned me down last minute.
@DVLAgovuk The guys at the test centre basically went... Computer says no.. That's ist end of... Test fee lost.. Lesson fees lost... And can't get through to anyone..
@DVLAgovuk time off work.. Time booked a good 2 months in advance when the test was booked.... No phone call, no hint of an issue.. Nothing...
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Sarah Jamma, a black disabled activist I admire deeply, revealed yesterday that @Disability_WP is an astroturf lead by non-disabled Liberal cronies of Carla Qualtrough.

Her accounts on social media are now gone. I'm unsure if she deleted them herself, or if they got removed. 1/
Whatever the case, we need to be in solidarity with Sarah Jamma. She courageously blew the whistle yesterday & we owe it to her to defend her at all costs. (Not just for yesterday, but for all of her work as well.)

Being intersectional, she's more at risk for hate & bigotry. 2/
This also highlights how scary it is to whistle-blow on the government, especially for an intersectional person.

I respect Sarah so much for doing this. We not only need to thank her if she comes back, we need to defend her brave actions in her absence. 3/3

#Disability #Canada
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The Liberals are scamming disabled folx on twitter & Canadians deserve to know 🚨

I knew there was something up with this organization after I had to correct them yesterday in a post. Their entire organization, including their website is based on a Liberal lie.
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Now to find out its ran by a non-disabled person and has practically no-one in it on social assistance?

And to find it's by one of (the Liberal's Minister of "Disability Inclusion") @CQualtro's cronies from her team, I am not shocked at the least.

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Liberals made this organization to scam disabled Canadians into voting Liberal.

The benefit is a Liberal falsehood that died in the HoC.

But the Liberals still want you to think that the imaginary dangled carrot is still there - so you'll vote for them. They'll do nothing. 3/
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People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by #COVID19.

Especially when vaccine supply is limited, countries should ensure that people with disabilities can access them.

👉bit.ly/2QCbtKz
To stop the spread of #COVID19, all prevention measures, including vaccination, must be available to people with disabilities.

👉bit.ly/2QCbtKz

No one is safe until everyone is safe! #VaccinEquity

When planning #COVID19 vaccination, governments should prioritize

✅ older people w/ disabilities
✅ people w/ disabilities w/ relevant underlying health conditions
✅ disability support services staff in health & social care settings

👉bit.ly/2QCbtKz
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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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As someone who researches #disability & life writing (past & present), I find the proliferating/emergent/shifting first-person academic genre of "my reflections on writing in/through the pandemic" so fascinating. #PandemicLife #amwriting
Some of the academics publishing these things come are trained in Disability Studies, which informs their approach. But some are not & don't ever name "disability" as such; disability is everywhere & nowhere. Don't know what to make of any of it yet #PandemicLife #amwriting
I'm trying to get my head around concurrent scales/trajectories/waves of time. One interesting thing about this Hellsite is seeing how convos can adapt & transform "in real time" & you can also track slower extended convos shifting as conditions change. #PandemicLife #amwriting
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1/ I think the thing that I’ve been struggling with a lot with lately is the inability of many people to hold space for multiple truths to exist at once. As well as the inability to understand that the tolerance for risk is an incredibly variable and personal metric. #COVID19 🧵
2/ It is possible to acknowledge that our #vaccines are truly remarkable accomplishments, but to also hold space that wearing a 😷 & ventilating/filtering air further reduces risk of infection. AND with further uncontrolled spread the virus continue to mutate to better infect us.
3/ That you can feel anger that many people have decided not to get #vaccinated but also understand in addition to poor messaging, many subsets of the population have been neglected or abandoned by our country. Public health & public education systems are also very underfunded.
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Dear @Subramanian_ma ,
It has come to our notice that @NHM_TN and @chennaicorp have planned a 'drive' tomorrow (29-7-21) in Chennai with 19 buses to 'round up' destitute homeless people with significant mental health problems and bus them for eventual treatment.

This is unlawful
Only @chennaipolice_ is authorised to intervene in this case as per Mental Health Care Act 2017. ONLY when police officer of area jurisdiction has reason to believe of person wandering at large that there is presence of mental illness AND inability to fend for self / poses risk Read section 100 of MHCA here : https://disabilityrightsalli
Even in case of this subset, the police is to inform the person of the grounds for taking into protection. With your 19 buses and target of 400 unsuspecting homeless PLMI, HOW do you propose to do this in one day.

More importantly, WHY would you choose such a dehumanising way?
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Ok, you lovely lovely people asked for it, so here it is. A thread on what it's like for me as a wheelchair user with practically no independent movement to go on holiday abroad. Part one will cover background info and The airport experience. 1
We start with some background. When I go on holiday, I go with my parents. They are completely fundamental not only to my life but also to this thread. Furthermore, I don't take my massive electric wheelchair with me, I have a manual one, which I use for places...2
That are not conducive to the use of a big heavy machine. (Spoiler. Depending on where you go, that can be practically everywhere) . Also, it is important to note that some airlines do not allow electric wheelchairs on board due to the weight and lithium iron battery.3
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DISABILITY HATE INCIDENT THREAD:

Last month, on the same day that our new BBC drama about the fight for #DisabilityRights was officially announced, I had to report my first #disability hate incident...
A taxi driver refused to drop me off at Euston Station's accessible entrance as the traffic was heavy & it would be "too difficult" for him to drive round. He instead insisted that I use the inaccessible entrance, as he had seen me stand & so "knew I could walk"...
When I told him that I can't manage stairs, he proceeded to tell me that it was MY problem not his. As if this wasn't traumatic enough, he demanded his fare even though the journey had been prepaid...
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I'm happy I told you how much you did for me and others when I had the chance. I'm happy for the wisdom you gave me. You aren't there anymore and in a just world you would be.

The world is poorer today because you aren't in it anymore Erin @GilmerHealthLaw.
For those who don't know about Erin, she is a stone at the very foundation of the #insulin4all movement, and the modern #disability movement. Her blog is still a treasure trove of information and thoughts and strategy - I hope a book gets made healthasahumanright.wordpress.com/about/
I don't even remember how we got talking at first but for years Erin was there to bounce strategy off of, analyze bills, discuss tactics. Whatever small progress we've made, Erin helped make it happen. I always enjoyed our talks - not just about health or politics.
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Even the most cursory glance at the economic situation of people with disabilities in Canada paints a bleak picture. Disparities in income, wealth, and economic opportunities have widened since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the proposed....1/7
Canadian Disability Benefit has yet to become a law, it serves as an important reminder to analyze and understand the economic challenges faced by those with disabilities. 2/7
#disablethedifference #disability #disabilitystudies #disabilityinclusion #disabilityrights
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As soon as I saw Virginia, I knew it was a Hyper-Micromanaging bill.

virginiamercury.com/2021/04/07/mar…
Protects Business Cultivating/selling
Scares People trying to get #MedicalCannabis
Criminals don’t care Re: regulations
Virginia legislature calling #Cannabis “Marijuana’ 1st mistake
Virginia Pain Report.
When. July 1st rolls around,
Virginia quasi-legalized a Plant 🪴
#Cannabis
I will still be in Pain
I call it “The Rack of #MS

Bill Doctor, @GovernorVA signed
Is So Micromanaging
That #medicalcannabis will Not be Available to me
Not be Affordable 😢
virginiamercury.com/2021/04/07/mar… better have another coffee ☕️ before reading this tome. I keep waiting for #Disability Advocates to weigh in. This bill is too complicated. Medical Cannabis taking a back seat, no, put in the trunk. No access for Patients.
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Hoy es el día internacional de Distrofia Muscular Facioescapulohumeral #FSHD , una de tantas “enfermedades raras” que se estima afectan a 1 de cada 20.000 personas alrededor del mundo. Si no has escuchado sobre esta enfermedad, yo te cuento un poco desde mi experiencia.
La #FSHD es una enfermedad neuromuscular (NMD) genética y hereditaria que causa debilidad muscular progresiva. Esta enfermedad está agrupada dentro de las distrofias musculares, siendo la más prevalente del grupo.
#FSHD describe los principales grupos musculares que se ven afectados por la debilidad muscular que la enfermedad produce. Tiene efectos sobre los músculos de la cara (“F” de facial), dificultando cerrar completamente los párpados, y poca capacidad de arrugar la frente.
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The ace community has a real problem with ableism, and we NEED to talk about it. #asexuality #disability 1/23
Since the very beginning of ace advocacy, ace people have responded to questions about hormone levels, mental illness, and pathologization by insisting that asexuality is wholly unrelated to disability. 2/23
Activists routinely argue that asexuality is a legitimate orientation "because there's nothing wrong with our bodies"—that it should be recognized "because it isn't a result of disability, or autism, or trauma..." This is ableism at work! 3/23
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1/ Shared few insights emerging from community-based #COVID care that some communities have begun in #Adivasi populations in #Chamarajanagar with support from #ZillaPanchayat in live video interaction with #Karnataka #GramPanchayats thanks to @gokRDPR
2/ #COVID19 care needs to be rational & #evidence-based but also respectful & dignified; these are not aspects we have done well with in our #HealthSystem & hence need special attention;
3/ Dignified & respectful care requires an awareness of diverse socio-economic & cultural contexts at individual, household, neighbourhood & societal levels; we haven't substantively engaged with (#caste #gender #disability #sexuality #privacy )-aware care at systemic level
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#estimates day 2, (1)
So that's a no Kate and Anne. No one in fedgov with any experience in homelessness and housing is ensuring people who are homeless and rough sleeping are getting vaxxed. We hear you.
#housing #somelivesmatter #dontholdahose
#estimates You'd think these people had never heard how much cheaper it is to build more public housing compared to the billions spent on poverty patrol. So much busy work..so little actual work being done, and planning? Pfft doesn't even make it to the table. #homelessness .
#estimates Did you know #cashlessdebitcard is a #1 barrier to housing? People on cards are being forced out of rentals, breached, & r/estate agents are refusing to tenant ppl on cards due to #Indue payment cycle bs, non payment & general incompetency? 👉
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A life in the day of a wheelchair user - Buckle up folks because I am sick of doing all of this extra work behind closed doors, and plastering over ableism to uphold a system which systematically marginalises disabled people, by doing it silently. #Disability #Exclusion #Access
I am a huge fan of @Hannahgadsby. I have access to advanced sales because I am subscribed to her website. I want to book tickets to see her Fesitval theatre run by @captheatres. @Gigantic are managing it but on their there are no options for accessible tickets, and no access info
I go to @captheatres website and look up their access info - okay, fine, its taken ten minutes longer. Find the number. "Sorry our lines are closed...". So book tickets by calling but our lines aren't open. So I email - and it comes back saying a response could be 6 weeks.
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