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Disabled Community 'Snubbing' Successful Peers, Says Blind Entrepreneur Neil Barnfather

Disabled Community 'Snubbing' Successful Peers, Says Blind Entrepreneur Neil Barnfather

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:52:02 in UK

“Businesses have a rough time seeing past the disability. Some folks with disabilities want to keep others down, but not the majority.”
Stop Saying 'Wheelchair-Bound' And Other Outdated And Offensive Terms To People With Disabilities

Stop Saying 'Wheelchair-Bound' And Other Outdated And Offensive Terms To People With Disabilities

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 17:51:19 in Impact

“I am a person with a disability and work as an advocate (policy advocate) for people with disabilities - and I don't see the problem with being aware before you speak. Last night, at a local government meeting, my Deaf friend was belittled and disregarded...they wouldn't supply an interpreter and didn't want to give him a chance to speak. The city clerk kept coming to me and asking what his problem was. Only problem he had? Was the city clerk! Words affect attitudes! That's why it matters.”
Surprising Guinness Commercial Will Make Your Heart Melt (VIDEO)

Surprising Guinness Commercial Will Make Your Heart Melt (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 16:29:19 in Good News

“Joihlms, I think I can understand your point of view - my dad was an alcoholic and fell down the stairs one night. He had been drinking and the fall lead to his death. Additionally, I was crashed into by a drunk driver (1.4 blood alcohol, almost twice the legal limit) and that resulted in a head injury for me.
YET, I love this commercial - it shows people enjoying each other's company regardless of disability. It also shows that, despite the barriers, people can have friends who use wheelchairs AND they all can have fun together if they just think how to remove barriers instead of just giving up and telling the friend (in the w/c) to meet them after the game. Wahoo!”
Surprising Guinness Commercial Will Make Your Heart Melt (VIDEO)

Surprising Guinness Commercial Will Make Your Heart Melt (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 16:24:55 in Good News

“Love this! It shows what life should be like for people who use wheelchairs. Not put off to the side because his legs don't work, but in the game because there is a way to play without leaving one guy out. AWESOME! Kudos to Guinness!”
Disability Awareness: 10 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids About Disabilities

Disability Awareness: 10 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids About Disabilities

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 17:08:49 in Impact

“The author addressed that Linda: "while some of us do have some awful chronic pain, letting your kids know a disability doesn’t necessarily equate to physical pain can take a definite load off their mind." I also have a disability and I have chronic pain, but I still don't want individuals to pity me or think my pain is worse because I have a disability.”
Disability Awareness: 10 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids About Disabilities

Disability Awareness: 10 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids About Disabilities

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 17:05:28 in Impact

“Thanks! This is an awesome list. I usually give adults 10 etiquette tips for working with people with disabilities, but have never thought of tips for parents. Thanks!”
LASA Robotics Makes Awesome Tricked Out Wheelchair For Boy With Cerebral Palsy (VIDEO)

LASA Robotics Makes Awesome Tricked Out Wheelchair For Boy With Cerebral Palsy (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:55:21 in Good News

“Wonderful article, but please, for the love of everything holy, stop referring to people with disabilities as individuals who "suffer from" something. We don't! It is just a part of who we are. Individuals who are left handed don't suffer from left-handedness; individuals with disabilities don't suffer from their disabilities.”
Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 17:05:06 in Good News

“We need to stop putting people into boxes that suit the general public! People who learn differently aren't learning disabled, they are people who learn differently. Let's allow creativity to flourish! I can imagine the world would be a better place if we did. :)”
Merida From 'Brave' Gets An Unnecessary Makeover, Sparks Change.org Petition (PHOTO)

Merida From 'Brave' Gets An Unnecessary Makeover, Sparks Change.org Petition (PHOTO)

Commented May 10, 2013 at 16:40:41 in Parents

“I liked the original Merida and the original other toys better than the updated versions. Why are we trying to become a "one size fits all" nation?”
White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013: Obama, Celebrities Gather For Annual Event (PHOTOS)

White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013: Obama, Celebrities Gather For Annual Event (PHOTOS)

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 17:46:33 in Politics

“Okay, I'm jealous. I'll put that out there. I'd love to be invited to the White House Correspondence Dinner. That is one terrific event; an event that is good even when the comedian isn't that good. That being said, what is up with some of the stars? Josh Radnor (HIMYM) looks like he is in pain. Others aren't dressed for the event. If you don't wanna be there - don't go!”
Who Will Be Next Pope After Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation?

Who Will Be Next Pope After Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation?

Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 22:19:17 in Religion

“What I've heard most often since this news broke is whether the man who replaces the current pope will be someone with liberal leanings or conservative leanings. I was listening to local conservative talk radio today and the callers were all over the map. It was funny, listening to the wild reasons they gave for believing the next pope will be conservative or liberal. Interesting, most of the callers weren't Catholic.”
Who Will Be Next Pope After Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation?

Who Will Be Next Pope After Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation?

Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 22:15:10 in Religion

“That's interesting. It hadn't even occurred to me that there could be maleficence behind this move.”
Gabe's Care Map: Cristin Lind, Mom, Illustrates What It Takes To Raise One Boy With Special Needs

Gabe's Care Map: Cristin Lind, Mom, Illustrates What It Takes To Raise One Boy With Special Needs

Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 17:48:03 in Parents

“Also consider using Centers for Independent Living...while originally created to help people with physical disabilities, Centers are now the only federal subsidized group that works with ALL people with disabilities. They teach advocacy, independent living skills, offer peers (for peer counseling and peers helping each other), and information and referrals to other programs. Each state has at least one Center for Independent Living...”
Ted Nugent Blames Sandy Hook Shooting On Spiritually Bankrupt, Politically Correct Society

Ted Nugent Blames Sandy Hook Shooting On Spiritually Bankrupt, Politically Correct Society

Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 15:18:18 in Entertainment

“We are morally corrupt? The ones calling for understanding and peace? I never get that reasoning. How can someone who speaks hate (like Ted Nugent) NOT be consider morally corrupt?”
Adam Lanza's Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)

Adam Lanza's Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 18:19:40 in Crime

“So, what other right should be taken away from someone before they have been charged with a crime? When do we determine that someone with a mental illness is no longer allowed to have the same rights and freedoms as any other American? I heard the boy had Asperger's and not a mental illness. So are we taking freedoms from them too?”
Adam Lanza's Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)

Adam Lanza's Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 18:15:45 in Crime

“Major mental disorder? What is that? If Weston Price means that a person with Down's Syndrome has certain facial features, then sure. If he is trying to say you can tell if a person has a mental illness based on the way a person looks, well, that is bunk. That type of "science" was used in the 1800's to determine who was feeble minded. It was disproved as a science back then and it still doesn't have any facts behind it.”
Adam Lanza's Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)

Adam Lanza's Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 18:11:55 in Crime

“For goodness sake! Please stop reporting on speculation! Until we know what actually happened, please stop listening to acquaintances and wait until the police give their final report. There has been enough damage to that community, we don't have to damage the relationship the mentally ill (or persons with autism) have created with the general public.”

nomnomnomnom on Dec 20, 2012 at 18:55:38

“Hey, Huff Post is a periodical of distinction... haha no, no, no no no it's not. Sometimes I think they should change their name to "Madeyalook!"”

SamXavier on Dec 20, 2012 at 18:36:26

“The only ones who know his motivation are either dead or don't exist.”
The 6 Best Moments For Women In The 2012 Election

The 6 Best Moments For Women In The 2012 Election

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 23:28:58 in Women

“Some progress was made, but we still need more women in the legislative bodies at both the state and national levels. Having both sexes making decisions that affect both sexes is just common sense.”
Which Side Of The Bed Do You Sleep On? 1 In 10 Couples Argue Over This, Says Survey

Which Side Of The Bed Do You Sleep On? 1 In 10 Couples Argue Over This, Says Survey

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 23:08:43 in Women

“If that is what you are arguing about, then your relationship is either really strong (and this is the only thing you have to argue over) or really weak (and this is only one of the many trivial items that you fight over).”
David Petraeus Resigns As CIA Director, Citing Extramarital Affair

David Petraeus Resigns As CIA Director, Citing Extramarital Affair

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 16:40:50 in Politics

“That is an interesting, though I believe false, thought. I don't think this is a conspiracy to get him out, so he couldn't testify. If that is true, well heck, why not come up with a less personal and embarrassing way to resign? I mean if I was being forced out, I certainly wouldn't make my love life the reason I'm resigning!”
Tammy Baldwin To Ron Johnson: 'I'm Quite Confident' I Understand The Federal Budget

Tammy Baldwin To Ron Johnson: 'I'm Quite Confident' I Understand The Federal Budget

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 16:28:15 in Politics

“Good for her! I'm glad she nipped that in the bud.”
Joanna Krupa, 'Real Housewives' Star, Reveals Her Breasts In Totally See-Through Top (NSFW PHOTOS)

Joanna Krupa, 'Real Housewives' Star, Reveals Her Breasts In Totally See-Through Top (NSFW PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 16:45:44 in Style

“Okay, I admit it, I read it. But, now, I feel like it was a big waste of time. And, oddly, I find myself feeling some pity for the women caught with the wardrobe malfunctions. I'm glad no one is following me with a camera.”

dajoonumberone on Oct 19, 2012 at 16:55:28

“Yeah, this isn't a wardrobe malfunction... In the least.”
Leprosy Survivors Look To Mother Marianne Cope's Sainthood

Leprosy Survivors Look To Mother Marianne Cope's Sainthood

Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 18:00:39 in Religion

“What an incredible woman. Their history needs to be told and preserved so we don't do it again.”
Bede Vanderhorst, Teen With Down Syndrome, Was Not Allowed To Fly First Class (VIDEO)

Bede Vanderhorst, Teen With Down Syndrome, Was Not Allowed To Fly First Class (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 8, 2012 at 15:14:23 in Los Angeles

“People with down syndrome or any other intellectual disability are often treated poorly. Many people think they are always happy, like to do boring jobs, and don't want to be a part of mainstream society, yet the opposite is true. Until we can start treating all individuals with respect, our society will continue to miss opportunities to be the best we can be.”

cleverindie on Sep 13, 2012 at 19:31:54

“Excellent post, MerMs. Infantilization is the prevalent form of treatment that people with intellectual, developmental, and neurological disorders/disabilities are faced with, by the general public, by many businesses, and sometimes by their families. There needs to be more awareness, a shifting of the old stereotypes, and more mindfulness in the world. Respect is a very important concept. (My son and I are both autistic. We are both fairly adept at "blending" when we have to, but it's amazing how some people respond to this information... It's like they think we are small feral children who do not understand the language.)”
Superman And Wonder Woman, 'Justice League' Super Couple, Make It Official With Passionate Kiss (PHOTO)

Superman And Wonder Woman, 'Justice League' Super Couple, Make It Official With Passionate Kiss (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 19:43:46 in Entertainment

“I am thrilled by this news. Usually, I'm a traditionalist when it comes to my myths and comics, but this sounds like a super couple who are on equal footing. Superman and WonderWoman have always treated each other with total respect. Hotness factor has always been there. :)”
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