The following is a review of the experience I took part in last week. The experience was the immersive experience of Jeb Waynes War of the worlds. Details of the experience can be found here. I was on the first group to try the accessible trip and see how it went. Usually, it is a group [...]
I would have thought nothing of a child making a fuss. Autistic or not, it's a child! So I Aggre with this reaction! http://shareably.net/autistic-boy-broadway-play/?utm_content=inf_10_3000_2&utm_source=TSE&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=TSE&tse_id=INF_51512bc6746c4f1f9605c2c72d52d589
This is an idea that needs to be implemented in the UK (and possibly many other countries) Who would have thought that it would have come from Russia? It's simple but effective. Source: Russia has a brilliant way to stop people parking in disabled bays | Metro News
More than 4,000 people died within six weeks of being found “fit for work”, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed. Figures released today show that between December 20 Source: More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work', Reveal Government OMG, that is a huge figure that they [...]
This girl has the same condition that I do, so I decided to share it! Mugger proves no match for disabled teen who fought him off as he tried to snatch cash - ITV News.
This piece of research is good news for me, and not just because I write books 🙂 As you may be aware, I will end up losing the ability to communicate in the same way that Stephen Hawking has. This actually gives me some kind of hope that at that point in my future something [...]
Not writing, just something to think about. A very interesting article, that does ring true in a way. i don't think Cameron is a psychopath, bit far maybe, but he is using his experience to gain votes. I am not going to say the experience wasn't horrific, or one you'd wish on anyone, ever. I [...]
I am a wheelchair user, but, have seen people telling non-wheelchair users they are not disabled. To change attitudes, change the symbol!
There has been some talk of late about the international symbol of disability access…
We all recognise this, right?
It’s a symbol that everyone can understand without the need for language. We all know that this wheelchair symbol does not mean ‘us’ unless we are disabled. So these symbols get used in many countries to point out disabled-specific facilities such as parking spaces, wheelchair accessible toilets, alternative doorways for the disabled, safety ‘shelter’ areas in multi-storey carparks for those who cannot take the stairs in an emergency, and so on. We all know what this symbol means – there is no confusion over where the disabled facilities are.
Nothing is ever that simple, however.
The universality of this symbol (metaphorically speaking, although aliens may well need disabled access too 😉 ) means that over time the association has been less about the facilities it was intended to represent and more…
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In this book, the main character, Angela, finds out that her father who has been missing for one year has now died. You find out that he has always blamed himself for the accident that killed her mother, and put her sister in a wheelchair. You also find out that he was a gambler, and [...]