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Transition to Independence

This time of year, we gather together to watch our young people prepare for life after high school. It’s a time for celebration and joy, as well as a time for apprehension and sadness. 199 more words

AIM Stories

#30JuneILFcloses: 1 day till closure

#30JuneILFcloses: No big deep emotional blog today, its a simple one.  This is wrong, we fight on. Off to Downing Street. #SaveILF

Thank you for all the support, love and messages sausages. 68 more words

Rockinpaddy

Independence Day for Everyone

Across the US, communities will celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, and fireworks displays. Since we’re also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, we’d like to take moment to reflect on the independent living movement and how it has impacted the lives of people with disabilities here and abroad. 603 more words

Publications

#30JuneILFcloses: 2 days till closure

#30JuneILFcloses: As I can’t sleep I’m posting early. I should be on your telly box at breakfast time and then maybe your radio boxes. My head is spinning with all the arguments we have battled with over the last five years since this all started with ILF being closed to new applicants. 935 more words

Rockinpaddy

Saturday Surprise Splash!

Once again th

e local gym is the backdrop for a comedy of ‘coincidences’.

So much for sleeping in on a Saturday morning … my husband arranged to gym with a friend at 9am! 456 more words

Living With Blindness

Disability History: Laura Hershey, Denver, CO

It’s Our Story is a national initiative to make disability history public and accessible. Scott Cooper recorded and collected over 1,300 video interviews from disability leaders across the country since 2005. 159 more words

News And Guest Blog Posts

The Ivory Trade.

Today Grenouille had the first of several badly misaligned teeth extracted, preparatory to some heavy-duty orthodontistry. G was totally hardcore about it, dispensed with the nitrous oxide and went straight for numbing gel and cocaine solution. 204 more words