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We work! (We do. If you’d let us…)

March 10, 2014 at 14:18

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May and I, a month after I returned to work

Only 16% of mothers with disabled children work. Compare that to 61% of mothers who work whose children are not disabled. I’m one of the mothers who had to cut back on her working hours after I had a disabled child. I took a 20% pay cut and work one less day a week. It wasn’t […]

Again, what’s worse: being born disabled or in Florida?

March 6, 2014 at 10:11

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This week, the Florida government insisted that children with severe disabilities, even those who are dying, be subjected to weeks of standardized testing. I’ve reported on the State of Florida’s shocking treatment of children before. The disregard they show towards the most vulnerable population of their state is truly disturbing and even criminal, going as far as […]

This is not a joke

February 14, 2014 at 13:00

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A photo to illustrate the lunacy we are up against. This family spent two years campaigning for access to their own home. “We weren’t fighting for a massive steel ramp – we just wanted to improve Katie’s quality of life,” her mother said. Mother's anger after council install 'slalom' ramp for disabled daughter in front […]

Post-Paralymic horror stories of disabled Britain

August 29, 2013 at 12:32

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It’s a year to the day of the Paralympics Opening Ceremonies in London. They opened with enormous fanfare, sold-out crowds and an enthusiastic hope that they were the start of a change in Britain. Even then, as excited as I was to attend the Games, I knew it wasn’t the case. As I wrote at […]

Councillor expounds further on why kids like May “should be put down”

May 12, 2013 at 12:41

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You wanna fight me?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the councillor in Cornwall who thinks disabled babies should be “put down”. Not satisfied with his new policy to save the government money by euthanising children, Colin Brewer has made further statements to the press. Here is a segment of his interview with Disability News Service: Brewer said:  “If they […]