Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #uncrpd

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1/ With respect to people with Severely impaired Cognitive Capacity @ProfoundIreland @ABIIreland, the #ADMAct may turn out to be a Minefield and represent a continuation of the Wardship scheme under the 1871 Lunacy Act with a new PC Name.…
@ProfoundIreland @ABIIreland @CarersIreland 2/ While in theory the

"Court will 'usually' appoint someone you know and trust",

which for many severely Intellectually disabled people would likely be a parent (while still alive), this doesn't easily reconcile with the extensively documented criteria and cost.......
3/ There will be a COST to apply to the Circuit Court. Family Carers are already as a group with a high propensity to live in poverty, with lower income earning potential due to being a FULL TIME CARER. Free Legal Aid @flacireland is Means Tested, and the test is low!
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So many American and Canadian parents of autistic children are being given no options but ABA. If they refuse direct ABA, people in charge slip the ABA methods into speech therapy, classroom practices or anywhere they can.

I'm seeing parents ask in Facebook groups how they...
...can get their children out of this, but they are being blocked all over. Even when officials agree not to use ABA, things happen that lead them to investigate what's going on, and you find out ABA-based approaches were used anyway, they just didn't call it that.
While all these people have this odd idea about 'evidence-based practice', they are unable to face the evidence playing out in front of them.
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Below are links to some of my threads related to autism, autistic health, and advocacy. I'll also add a few threads by other people.

Several threads are unfinished or have perpetual additions. A picture of fractals which...
Words of nonspeaking autistic people


LINKED THREAD: Treating sensory overload

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As human tragedy unfolds in #Ukraine & nations open their borders to those fleeing...

It is IMPERATIVE as a global community we recognise the disproportionate impact of war on #DisabledPeople.

Many will be unable to flee.

The #UNCRPD is clear 👇 White document with black text.  Report of the Special Rappo
The above exploration by @SR_Disability of the importance of the #UNCRPD in protecting #DisabledPeople in peace AND during war is also available in easy read: The rights of people with disabilities . White image backgro
Russia 🇷🇺 was a signatory to the #UNCRPD in 2008. They later ratified it in 2012.

Art.11 #UNCRPD:

Reinforces & specifies their obligation under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection & safety of disabled people in situations of risk, *INCLUDING ARMED CONFLICT*
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@justamom1st @1s2atomexit Actually, people have the right to freedom of thought and belief
So they can choose any religion, philosophy or ideology they like to make sense of their own psyche
This right has historically been deprived from people with disabilities
@justamom1st @1s2atomexit So we negotiated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a multilateral UN treaty that has now been ratified by 80% of the UN
A treaty like this is a promise by ratifying states to stop discriminating against people with perceived or actual disability
@justamom1st @1s2atomexit What is disability? Good question. The #UNCRPD preamble specifically states that disability is not defined because it is an evolving construct however CRPD has been negotiated to implement the rights based model of disability
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@TheSocialCTV 12 years is not realistic for a wait list. It's more like 25 years. If your single man or women your bumbed in line for a women with kids

Homeless people are not just drug addicts and shows like yours need to point out the disabled, victims of financial abuse ;+
You also need to discuss the liberal C35 disabled legislation raised by @CQualtro hours before House of Commons shut down for Summer. She, Ford and Trudeau ignored the disabled pleas for help during the pandemic and news organizations ignored our chronic systemic underfunding.
Canada is in violation of the #UNCRPD and the disability benefit was announce because the @UN_HRC is in session this week, but Trudeau has no #budget2021 $ for new benefit only money to study a new benefit for next 3 years. Leaving disabled living at least 45% below poverty line
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Kevin Stone from @VALID_Inc is about to deliver a blistering statement on the #NDIS - tune in or follow the thread here 👇 #HandsOffOurNDIS
I’m Kevin Stone. I’m the CEO of @VALID_Inc and the Chair of @inclusionoz. Late last year, VALID stopped working with the NDIA on anything to do with their Independent Assessments. #NDIS #HandsOffOurNDIS
We had come to the conclusion that they do not have the best interests of people with disabilities or their families at heart. Nothing they have said or published since persuades me that we got it wrong. #NDIS #HandsOffOurNDIS
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Thank you so much for having me on board and the opportunity to share my story. Yes I am Clement Nhunzvi @clemynhu Occupational Therapist and lecturer at University of Zimbabwe
Please feel free to engage, add to the conversation and ask questions. The custodians of the occupational therapy profession in Zimbabwe are @ZAOT_zw in Africa it's @OTARG_ and the world over it's @thewfot
Let us start with the basics. Occupational therapy popularly known as OT is a health & social care profession dedicated to promoting health & wellbeing, preventing disability, restoring functioning & improving quality of life through use of meaningful activities, & rehab programs
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People with disabilities are often excluded from #DevelopmentResearch. People with complex/multiple impairments such as #DeafBlindness are often excluded even from development research that focuses on disability. We wanted to challenge that & work with the most marginalised.
A team of @IDS_UK researchers including @B_Rohwerder & I recently undertook a study with the #InclusiveFutures initiative to understand how people with complex/multiple impairments had experienced the #COVID19 pandemic & associated lockdowns…
We undertook narrative interviews in #Nepal & #Bangladesh. 🇳🇵🇧🇩 We found that the pandemic and responses have had devastating and life-changing detrimental effects on people with disabilities from the most marginalised groups.
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Who isn't there? A Letter to #Tanzkongress (a thread)

Please share this thread and consider signing it in solidary!

How? Send your name, profession and city to:…
With Meg Stuart a groundbreaking choreographer takes artistic responsibility for the Tanzkongress this year and gives it a new form: a process shaped by all participants to create a temporary community.
We want to acknowledge the way that care has been cultivated over these 5 days and the work that has been done of sharing and learning from each other.
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