Friday, 4 December 2015

Weekend reading viewing: 5th - 6th December 2015


Balancing the scales in favour of equality (and loving the women in Max’s life)
Alex McAuley, The Life that Max Built, 20th November 2015
... The men in his life are wonderful: they are kind, supportive, caring, but mostly fun. The women in Max’s life are his rocks: they are the ones who are sensible, offer practical advice and support, and sort out his washing when needed! This doesn’t mean they’re not fun as well, but the necessities of daily life take priority over the play time ...


Why college matters for people with disabilities (2m 35s)
Teresa Mahoney, Oregon Live, 21st November 2015
Daniel Jarvis-Holland is a sophomore at Benson Polytechnic High School. He has Down syndrome and wants to go to college. Now he finally can. PSU is pioneering a way for young Oregonians with intellectual disabilities to attend college via the Think College Inclusion Oregon (TCIO) project. Watch the video to learn why the college experience matters for people with disabilities ...

First gig
Orange Juice Flavour Sky, 30th November 2015
... make sure you do something for you every now and again to help you stay sane. This is not always easy but it is vital. Go book yourself some tickets to a concert, go to a spa, go do your thing, whatever that may be. But do something to help you feel alive ...

History of Down Syndrome - timelines
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, advocacy and education. An important part of that entails educating the general public about the history of Down syndrome – both from a medical standpoint and a human-rights perspective. To this end, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation has created two timelines to illuminate the medical and civil rights progress made surrounding people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. These timelines are available in simple text or an interactive format.
Dave Hingsburger, Rolling Around in My Head, 3rd December 2015
.. I am celebrating (International Day of People with Disability) here. On my blog and in my life. It's an important day on my emotional calender. I need these days. Days that remind me to stop and ponder. Days that remind me that I am part of something much bigger - a community of people, of voices, who have fought bloody but bloodless battles against attitudes and barriers. Those who lived and died locked away and those who flung open the doors.

I am here.

And I am not a party of one ... because

... we are here ...

David M Perry, How Did We Get Into This Mess? 3rd December 2015
... I want to reflect a bit on watching the San Bernardino story unfold. I was sitting in my office working on a white paper on media coverage of police violence and disability (coming soon, with my favorite co-writer), when the news broke of the killing. Soon, we found out that the killing took place at a disability services center, and my personal network of disability rights activists, disabled individuals, parents, caregivers, service providers, and so much more encapsulated by #DisabilityTwitter fell apart emotionally ...

Rachel Pupazzoni, ABC News 24, 2nd December 2015
A world first where Auslan signers will be centre stage with an orchestra and 500 strong choir to perform the well known work at the Sydney Opera House.

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