Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Health care is the big story this week, but if you'd like a break from all that ... sort of ... here are a couple of links to very different disability-related things on the internet:
NCIL Conference Keynote by Judy Heumann
Streamed on Judy Heumann's Facebook Page - July 24, 2017
The National Council on Independent Living Annual Conference is happening this week in Washington, DC. Here's video of Monday's keynote address, by Judy Heumann, who is one of the founders of the Independent Living movement, which includes hundreds of independent centers like NCCI nationwide. Actually, as you will hear in Heumann's speech, independent living is world-wide now. Whether you've been involved in independent living for a long time, or are new to it, it's great to hear from one of the true originals.
ADHD Survival Guide: How I Stopped Procrastinating and Got My Sh!t Together
Sam Dylan Finch, Let's Queer Things Up! - July 22, 2017
This article could almost be an entire independent living skills course by itself. Although targeted to people with ADHD, and published on an LGBTQ website, it's content is entirely applicable to people with all kinds of disabilities who may be struggling to bring some organization and efficient work habits to their lives. It's well-written, too, so it's a pleasure to read.