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U.S. Citizens Association Files Constitutional Challenge to Health Care Reform Law in U.S. District Court in Ohio by RSBell Posted Wed 12 May 2010 12:46pm Akron, Ohio—Attorneys for the United States Citizens Association (USCA) and five individual plaintiffs (Nathan R. Glick; Christopher Barr; Shane K. Ellison; James Grapek; and Eileen Dannemann) filed suit today challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. No. 111-148, H.R. 3590), as amended by th ... Read on »
In Honor of The Lives That Have Been Taken… We Remember… by IDSC for Life Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm The sky was falling. Tucker Carlson was yelling…..  From where the IDSC is standing, the sky is still falling. We came across an old article, by Tucker Carlson.    It is from 1996.  It takes your breath away to read it, because it truly shows how far we have not come, and how silenced people have been on this issue! Here are a few qu ... Read on »
Dr. Turkel's Book, Part 4: The Unacceptance of the U-Series by Qadoshyah Posted Fri 16 Dec 2011 4:15pm You can see the first three posts covering Dr. Turkel's book here , here and here . Because Dr. Turkel had seen such great results with the "U" Series, he decided to try to get the FDA to approve it. Doesn't seem like it is that big of a deal, but it was such a huge deal, that it eventually cost Dr. Turkel the ability to be able to use the "U" ... Read on »
Are You Aware? VII by Joeymom Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 6:23pm In the new campaign to "end the R-word" I've gotten a lot of comments to the effect of "Joey isn't retarded, what do you care?" Just for a moment, let's put aside the fact that we are all human beings, a huge thing to put aside. One of the organizations that does a great deal here for autism and services, especially adult services, is the ... Read on »
A Holiday Message from the CEO, also known as Daddy by Jan Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:07am “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but rather it is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo Sometimes it seems like that cold night in February 2001 was such a long time ago and sometimes it seems like just last night. That was the night my life changed forever and ... Read on »
'Rosa's Law' Legislation Receives First Hearing by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 1:09am Youngster with Down syndrome prompts new bill and new terminology By MITCHELLE STEPHENSON For the Capital Published January 29, 2009 The first step in getting a bill turned into law in the Maryland General Assembly is to have it heard in committee. On Tuesday, with a gentle snow falling outside the House Health and Government Oper ... Read on »
In Honor of The Lives That Have Been Taken… We Remember… by IDSC for Life Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 11:56pm The sky was falling. Tucker Carlson was yelling…..  From where the IDSC is standing, the sky is still falling. We came across an old article, by Tucker Carlson.    It is from 1996.  It takes your breath away to read it, because it truly shows how far we have not come, and how silenced people have been on this issue! Here are a few qu ... Read on »
Something for the pain by Louise Posted Mon 07 Jan 2013 6:11pm "A stunning account of the chaos of the emergency room," is how the Boston Globe described Something For the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER , written by Paul Austin, an emergency-room doctor in Durham, North Carolina. But what most interests me about Dr. Austin is his upcoming book about raising his daughter Sarah: Beautiful Eyes: No ... Read on »
Companies we Love: Blue Q designs by Sean D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 Mar 2013 7:40am I recently came across Blue Q - which makes the cutest STUFF ever. And by stuff, I mean bags, wallets, pencil cases, lotion, gum, lamps, magnets, tee-shirts, and so.much.more. But the best part: they make it all from recycled and sustainable materials! Yay! free hugs for everyone! The item that did me in was the cutest pencil case, ... Read on »
Let's Rethink Institutional Focus by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Mar 2010 12:00am I know I've written a lot recently about the frightening and sad state of disability issues in my home state, Virginia. This is another of those posts. Virginia, long recognized as one of the worst states in providing services to people with disabilities, is sinking even further down that list, this time to 49th out of 50 states. Why? ... Read on »