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Disability advocate group set to hold first meeting

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on June 22, 2010 at 3:41 PM Comments comments (8)

An advocacy group for people with disabilities looking to improve accessibility in the community will hold its first meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23 at the Grandstay Residential Suites, 708 Niagara Ave., Sheboygan.

Options for Independent Living is inviting people with disabilities to attend a get-together to discuss issues, barriers to independence and advocacy activities.

The event is free and open to the public and Light refreshm...

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'People' before disabilities

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on June 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM Comments comments (0)

New York will finally update the name of the state office charged with ensuring fair treatment and quality-of-life to people with various developmental disabilities, not just by taking the "r" word out of the title, but by adding "people" to it.

The Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities will now become the State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, after votes taken last week in the state Assembly and Senate. The name change...

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Russians debate "postnatal abortion" for disabled

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on February 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Two Russian mothers have won the right to rebut a journalist’s argument that handicapped children should be euthanased. Aleksandr Nikonov, of the popular tabloid Speed-Info, wrote a column contending that children with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities should be killed so that they don’t suffer, in what he termed ̶...

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Better Dead than Disabled?

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on January 14, 2010 at 9:26 PM Comments comments (12)

Better Dead than Disabled?  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Michael Cook 

When assisted suicide is legalised most of thepeople who will die are disabled. And American disability advocatestake a very dim view of it. This is the theme of a hard-hitting seriesof articles in the latest issue of the Disability and Health Journal.


The editor, Suzanne McDermott, of the U...

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