February 2016

Illinois Budget Impasse Holds Disabled Hostage

By |February 2nd, 2016|

So far Access Living has been able to avoid laying anyone off, but is running a deficit as a result of the Illinois budget [...]

Letters: February 2016

By |February 1st, 2016|

Bladder Irrigant Solutions; Caregiver Quest; Buying a First Home; What Makes Us Happy

January 2016

Disability Integration Act Introduced

By |January 13th, 2016|

“When you're forced to live in an institution and segregated from the community, your civil rights are being violated,”

December 2015

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By |December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

The Great Caregiver Quest

By |December 1st, 2015|

Illustration by Mark Weber For quality attendant care, first you have to assess how many hours a day you require personal assistance, and [...]

September 2015

Happy 10 Years Mitrofanoff Anniversary!

By |September 9th, 2015|

It's funny how we celebrate various strange anniversaries after our accidents. A lot of people with spinal cord injuries celebrate the date of their injury. [...]

August 2015

DOL Home Care Rule Upheld in Court

By |August 26th, 2015|

In Texas, personal assistants and ADAPT activists march together to try to get the pay of all attendants raised to $10. Nationally, personal assistants [...]

Outdoor Tracks: Nakoda

By |August 1st, 2015|

If there are no dogs in Heaven, I want to go where the dogs went.

June 2015

The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?

By |June 1st, 2015|

The Department of Labor wants all personal care workers to receive at least minimum wage and overtime. It seems only fair, but could it bring on more problems than solutions?

December 2014

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

By |December 1st, 2014|

It happened so fast it stunned me. After one week in a hospital, I found myself in a nursing home. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. We think nursing homes are just for old people, but that’s not always true.

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