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Know Your Disability Rights and Disability Resources: DREDF

This is a quick post to let you know about DREDF's amazing resource and advocacy page. This is available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF's, along with the MP3 of me reading this post through my [...]
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How to Communicate With Masks On (Because Lipreaders Are Screwed)

This post is about simple solutions to communicate like the deaf: that is, solutions to by-pass the need to lipread or hear, especially during this time of mask-wearing. This essay and resources are available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit [...]
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The Best Speech to Text Apps for Live Captions & Recording

This post is about the best speech to text apps. That is, apps to be used on your phone for live captions, to change speech to text, in order to communicate (with the side benefit of recording information, conversations and notes). It is meant to serve as a resource for deaf or Deaf people (hearing [...]
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Single Parents: We Better Hope We Don’t Get Sick

This is about single parents getting sick with Coronavirus. This is available in distraction-free downloadable PDF (and through my podcast) via my Patreon, linked here. It's also available at the end of this post, along with the podcast recording (of me reading this post). As a single mom with full custody of 3 kids, and [...]
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We’ll Lose Our Rights and Our Lives if We Don’t Do Something NOW

This is about the 3rd Coronavirus bill which is being written by members of congress RIGHT NOW. Suggestions for reaching out and the reason to make sure they include people with disabilities are included in this post. A Twitter 101 sheet, and suggestions for tweets to get you going are included in the PDF to [...]
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4 Ways to Keep Calm & Carry On with Coronavirus

This is about practical ways to channel some of your coronavirus panic into productive action. This is available in distraction-free downloadable PDF (and through my podcast) via my Patreon, linked here. It's also available at the end of this post, along with the podcast recording. It's hard not to feel panic over Coronavirus. It's a [...]
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15 Fun Things To Do With Kids While Quarantined at Home

These are ideas for fun things to do with kids while quarantined. Most of these ideas are related to being quarantined at home; a few are set outside, but still with quarantine in mind. There are affiliate links in this post - if you buy something, I will receive some small percentage of the profit, [...]
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Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club: Being Heumann, by Judy Heumann

This is about the Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club pick for March, and the schedule! And lastly! This post is available via PDF and MP3 (with me reading it) on my Patreon site (linked here). Alternatively, you can find it at the end of this post. Judy Heumann is one of my personal [...]
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Human Needs Are Not “Special”

This is about Human Needs Are Not "Special" - the concept and some products! Human Needs Are Not "Special" One of the things that upsets me is when disability rights, and the needs and opportunities of people with disabilities get lumped into a bandwagon of "special." Like, that there is something special about what every [...]
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Repeat After Me: “Disability Does Not Mean Inability!”

This is about the reality of living with a disability. This essay is available via PDF and MP3 (with me reading it) on my Patreon site (linked here). Alternatively, you can find it at the end of this post. It drives me crazy when people say stuff like, "people of all abilities," because they are [...]
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“37 Seconds” Came Busting Out of Japan and Knocked Me Over

This is about the Japanese movie, 37 Seconds, that is currently on Netflix. There are a few spoilers in this review. My friend Mellanie sent me a message the other day, asking if I'd ever seen 37 Seconds. I scuttled over and watched it, pronto. Here's the preview: 37 Seconds Movies that truly to seem [...]
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This is YOUR DISABILITY STORY: What Do You Want it To Say?

This is a post about personal development, essentially. It is available via PDF and MP3 (with me reading it) on my Patreon site (linked here). Alternatively, you can find it at the end of this post. I woke up feeling kind of crappy. My body felt old, I feel like I never have enough energy [...]
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How to Stop Your Child From Eloping: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism and Down Syndrome

This is about ways to keep your bolting child safe. "Bolting", "eloping" or "child who runs away with abandon" - this post is about ways to keep the child who is a runner, safe. Your "Runner" - Keeping the Eloping Child Safe Bolting is very common with kids with Down syndrome and Autism. It's also [...]
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“The Pretty One” by Keah Brown for February Read

This is a news post, announcing that the Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club has selected The Pretty One, by Keah Brown, as our February read. Keah Brown went and wrote a book that screams, "READ MEEEEEEEE," and so we shall! Details About "The Pretty One" "From the disability rights advocate and creator of [...]
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