5 Tips for House Hunters Looking for an Accessible Home

by Patrick Young from ableusa.info

Looking for an accessible home when you are living with a disability or health issue can be frustrating and overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure of how to get started. When I began my search five years ago, I was ill-prepared and only really knew that I needed something to fit my budget; the rest was a learning experience.

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Things We’ll Do Differently When We’re Old

By observing his parents’ behavior, a writer made a personal to-do list for aging

If we’re lucky, our parents’ actions can serve as inspiration for who we hope to become as we age. But for most people, there are at least one or two things — usually more — parents do that serve as cautionary tales.
Adult children of aging parents often find themselves hyperanalyzing the behaviors and choices of their mothers and fathers and using this information as motivation to do things a bit differently. That’s exactly the case for journalist Steven Petrow, who wrote about a list of things he will and won’t do as he ages in a recent New York Times article, “Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old.”

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THE HISTORY OF ATTITUDES TO DISABLED PEOPLE

DISABILITY FOSSILISED IN MYTHS, LITERATURE, THEATRE, FOLKLORE, BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

Stereotypes

Stereotypes are groups of attitudes which have little or no basis in reality and yet persist in cultures. Stereotyping reduces the individuality and character of people to false social constructs. This leads to name-calling and violence towards the subjects of stereotyping, undercutting the humanity of the victims.

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Best Ways to Help Fire Victims in Northern California

Fire crews are making headway in California, but they still have work to do. Since the onset of the fires, there’s been an outpouring of donations via money, volunteers and items. Organizations from all over continue to receive a “generous” amount of donations, according to Pam Nold, executive assistant at United Way of the Wine Country. Due to the large number of donated items, numerous organizations stress that financial assistance is the best way to help out at the moment.

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Programs For Schools: Making Minds Handicap Accessible

Since 2010 Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach have toured the United States with Handicap This!, a two man stage show with a message of tolerance and inclusion. Mike is a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy; Tim has served as Mike’s aide for over 14 years. The pair have captivated and motivated educators and students with their motto: “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.”

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