November 2014

Angela Hibbitt: “I Am More Than a Dollar Bill”

By |November 6th, 2014|

Angela Hibbitt is fighting for the right to stay in her home. Saying, “I am more than a dollar bill,” Tennessean Angela Hibbitt [...]

July 2014

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

By |July 29th, 2014|

If your neighborhood was flooded during a disaster, could you escape to a safe place? Do you know what you'd do if your [...]

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

By |July 22nd, 2014|

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in [...]

March 2014

Ongoing ADAPT Sit-In Over Nurse Practices Act

By |March 25th, 2014|

ADAPT activists celebrate the 100th hour of their sit-in. Seventeen ADAPT activists began a sit-in at the headquarters of the New York State [...]

December 2013

ADAPT, Not Dead Yet Video on Times Square

By |December 30th, 2013|

Times Square in New York. Just in time for New Year's Eve, the disability-rights groups ADAPT and Not Dead Yet  combined resources to [...]

October 2013

Beware of the Angry Crippled Mentor

By |October 17th, 2013|

The way the human brain copes with guilt from disability never ceases to amaze me. They feel bad for us; they walk and we can't. [...]

Caregiver Exemption to be Eliminated in 2015

By |October 1st, 2013|

The Department of Labor has decided to eliminate the caregiver exemption in 2015, which means all home care workers will receive minimum wage and overtime [...]

July 2013

News Analysis: Companion Exemption — At What Cost?

By |July 1st, 2013|

In 2011 the Obama administration proposed that the Department of Labor abolish the companionship exemption, which excludes home care workers from minimum wage and overtime [...]

May 2013

Suing for accessibility…would you?

By |May 2nd, 2013|

A news item yesterday got me thinking about the world of accessibility and lawsuits. A woman I know with a spinal cord injury has made [...]

December 2012

Theft – are we too easy of a target?

By |December 7th, 2012|

Sometimes I struggle with what to write about for my blog, but today, that is definitely not a problem. Nothing gives you more of an [...]

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