Saturday, January 26, 2013

Disability Population In U.S. and The World Pt. 2

The reason why I got the urge to search out the disabilities population information.  It is just frustrating to see one disability getting more attention then others. Maybe Autism is getting the spot light because of the Sandy Hook shooting, but more likely that Jenny McCarthy and her son got a lot of media coverage.  Also that some people think that Autism is cause by vaccination shots and could be preventable. I think that is cool, the more people that talk about Autism bring more awareness  and hopefully that turns into more acceptance of all disabilities.
When comparing Autism to CP, people see Commercials for lawyers to sue doctors. CP was due to a medical mistake so let sue them, because it takes a lot of money to take of someone CP.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Disability Population In U.S. and The World

I have been meaning looking up the break down of the disabled population since Autism is about the only one you really hear people taking about.

Here is one link, but not really want I was looking for: Facts About Disability in the U.S. Population.

When I was reading this one, I got a bit offended. I do realize that they are generalizing, but not everyone that is disabled comes from low educated and from low income areas: World Facts and Statistics on Disabilities and Disability Issues.

When it comes down to it, I think people do not know what they are taking about when keeping tract of the  disabled population. I found it too general and a lot of the language is offensive.  For example,  Jonathan's 40% Rule: Hearing Impairment is like alcohol and drug abuse--there's tremendous denial. Source Maybe for people who are growing older, but I do not think that statement would go over well at Gallaudet U. or in the deaf community.

I think its hysterical that the CDC keeps stats on "Cerebral Palsy Occurrence in the US", maybe this why people still think of CP  as a decease and an illness. Also notes that Autism and Developmental Disabilities are included in these statistics. Is the CDC just counting people with combined disabilities, or just grouping everything together? If the CDC keeps tract of "Cerebral Palsy Occurrence", does this mean we could of a CP apocalypse and take over the world?

So this  makes me wonder how each organization comes up with statistics? I would also like  to ask how the organizations defining a disability and what is a person has multiple disabilities?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Arc Maryland Legislative Update January 18 2013

The Arc Maryland Legislative Update January 18 2013

2014 budget that will affect Marylander’s with developmental disabilities:

Please note that February 19 has been designated DD Day at the Legislative Session. The day will began with a briefing/rally after which participants can process to the Legislative Buildings. There participant will have opportunity to meet with legislators and speak to them about issues affect the disability community
All are welcome to attend the DD Day activities but registration is encouraged. Please check for the DD Day links below or call me if you need assistance.

Sign up and read more details at:  The Arc of Maryland

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bladder Facter

My other idea for a T-shirt would be a list of drinks and how many drinks you could have before you need to make your way to the bathroom. Gimps, how many times do you get to a place and think:
A. How accessible is the bathroom?
B. How clean is the bathroom?

Types:                 Number of Ddrink:
Water                     4
Coffee                    20 OZ.
Bud/Natty Boh       3
Yuengling             4-6
Genius                    5
Wine                       half bottle
And so on.....

I am basing  my numbers on before one breaks there seal.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thoughts 2013

I have said this often to Wifey, when the LGBT community gain marriage equality it will also be a sept forward for the disabled community too. When Disabled people want to celebrate their love legally a lot of their right are taken away.
For those that support marriage equality for ALL feel free to wear our MARRIAGE EQUALITY for ALL pic on your profile!!

The LGBT & disability communities face many of the same discrimination issues and we could (and should) work together to help ease discrimination from everywhere, together! There is strength in numbers! via Marriage Equality for People with Disabilities

Posted 3/30/13

Introducing Lady Gaga's 24-Karat Wheelchair via Thedailybeast.
This is Retro looking, if I was going for retro looking chair I would do the style with the big wheels on the front.  I always had the idea of the cover over the head and some how it could be taken off to double as a ramp for side walks.

 Wifey is in the process of shopping for a new purse, she wants to have me to go with her. This is in order to see how purse will hang on the back of my chair. We both agree that a back pack type of strap would fit the best.

I have the best Dr. ever, I just have email her and she'll replies in hrs. Even on her black berry from a con. Now not only the flue A and B is here, but also there is an upper respiratory virus  going around. It can last 7 to 10  days, fun!!!!
Posted 1/31/13

The say goes: Keep calm and carry on. My would be: Keep calm and kick ass!
 Posted 1/24/13

Even at the age of 33, I was still getting patted on the head when I would go the bars. I wanted to print a shirt that read: If a guy pats my head, you pay my and my friends’ tab.  If a woman pats my on my head, you show me your boobies.
Poasted 1/18/13

This is an example of how far back the issue of gun control goes back in my life. Peter, my  friend in the film and I would be sitting around our desks at Ridge School. Asking why hunters would need a gun with 50 bullets at once?  My family is full of hunters and gun collectors, but I am more familiar with a bad gun episode than a good one.
Posted 1/16/13

I always said being an artist is a life style, so is being a presenter too. My Doc has a first year med student observing her. So he joined in on my appointment, but he came in while I was getting ears plunged out.  So there I was draped in those blue towel things with wax junk flowing out of ears.  Luckily after I was done getting work on, my Doc gave us a few minutes to chat. 
Posted 1/15/12

Most people take robes and towels from hotel. I wonder if a gimp ever took grab bars? To gimps they more valuable then the other things.
Posted 1/14/13

Sunday, January 13, 2013

It was a quick, but good trip to the Project A.C.T. in Westover MD.

The ride was nice and relaxing and the gig went well.  It was like I had three audiences in one, not only was I talking to families but also members of the school system. I think I was able to shape my presentation to benefit all because I was receiving positive feedback afterwards.  Once again Wifey said, she learned something now about me.  She is just waiting for the  time I spill the beans about the women before her.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting read to speak at Somerset County Project A.C.T. on Saturday

Although my speaking engagements are off the cuff, I still need to keep in mind what parts of my life would relatable the audience to best benefit them.  This time the audience will mostly be school age children and their families.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Trying to figure out a plan for my 40th.

1. A couple days together, alone in pigeon forge. That would be good, but 2 days of travel VS snuggling by a fire in a cabin.

2. A cruse, but our drink bill would be outrageuos since liquor is not included in the trip price now. Would we have to drink a blue, green liquor since it would be in a mouth wash bottle?

3. Wifey was watching honey boo boo, I was thinking we could have a white trash/red neck weekend and do blog with pix about it.