Monday, September 1, 2014

In The News - August 2014

A collection of news articles, blogs, stories and information about Down syndrome, disability and special needs, from Down Wit Dat's Facebook page.  These are from August 2014.

AUDIOindicates an audio clip
APPEAL indicates an online petition or plea
BLOG indicates a blog post
CASE indicates a lawsuit or proceedings
EVENT indicates a scheduled event
IMAGE indicates a graphic, image or comic
LAWS indicates a new piece of legislation
LINKS indicates links or resource materials
PHOTOS indicates photos
POLL indicates an online survey
POST indicates an advocacy statement made through social media
PRESS indicates a press release
QUOTE indicates a meaningful quote
STUDY indicates a study or discovery
THREAD indicates an online discussion thread
VIDEO indicates a video or movie clip
VLOG **NEW** indicates a video blog post

Mealtime Musings: Needs Matter
BLOGDisabled Americans fighting for the right to save more money
IMAGE"Image Description: A layered light purple and yellow background, painted with vertical..."

Preschoolers with special needs benefit from "inclusion" classrooms

7 Things People With Disabilities Are Tired of Hearing

Toronto, people with disabilities deserve better
POST"Good news! It looks like Build-A-Bear Workshop is done with Autism Speaks!! We will keep everyone updated... #BoycottAutismSpeaks"

Depression: Here's a Big, Fat, Fuck You
Aspergers and Depression: the masking effect (autism spectrum disorder)

IMAGE"Yeah he's different.  Doesn't always do things like you and me.  But you know what? He's my Grandad.  And together, we got this..."

Deeper Levels of Stigma

Douglas P. Lathrop, Editor of Kids on Wheels, Dies at 50
IMAGE"The people we support are fully human and equally sexual, when accepted, will lead to huge changes in how we help people". - Dave Hingsburger
IMAGEHow to support someone who's depressed
POST"Saddened and disappointed by this from Richard Dawkins..."
The T21 Blog Hop - August 2014
POST"Down Syndrome Ireland statement in response to Richard Dawkins comments on Twitter regarding Down syndrome..."
My Anxiety is Not Disordered
We are perfection
POST"Richard Dawkins does not apologize. He sees no fault in his logic of equating Down syndrome with suffering and is unable to examine the fallacy of..."
BLOGGrowing Up into an Autistic Adult
Autistic Sun
BLOGAdvocacy and Self-Advocacy - What’s it all about?
Depression: Here's a Big, Fat, Fuck You
BLOGThe Question of Acceptance
highest highs and lowest lows
Bullies, Bigots and Buffoons, Oh My
The Speed of Lightning
Words of Power
Power Cafe!
POST"I have been looking deeper recently. I am unpacking independence and the..."
POST"I've apparently invented time travel as I woke up to this:..."
This place is New.
VIDEOSpecial Needs Student Served Lunch From Trash

Putting the "Health" Back in "Mental Health"
Picking Rocks
I Don’t Need Your Awareness

Police issue service animal reminder

IMAGE"My brain injury may be invisible.  But I am not..."
BLOGX Years of Experience

IMAGE“I would rather die in a fire tonight living in my own home than live to be a 100 years old living in this institution"

August also saw another edition of the T-21 Blog Hop...

Thanks to all who participated.

The T-21 Blog Hop will take place every month on the 21st, for three days and will continue to feature advocacy posts from across the disability community.

...And that's the news.  Keep the stories and information coming!
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