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Cognitive disability and personhood by Louise Posted Mon 14 Nov 2011 12:35pm   Author Donna Thomson ( The Four Walls of My Freedom ) directed me to a book called Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral Philosophy . It's a collection of essays that address philosophical questions raised by people with cognitive disabilities, which the authors define as those with intellectual disability, autism and Alzheimer' ... Read on »
Cognitive disability disqualifies child from transplant by Louise Posted Sat 14 Jan 2012 6:16pm Donna Thomson, author of Four Walls of My Freedom , posted today about a New Jersey family (above) whose daughter Amelia is being denied a kidney transplant because she has 'mental retardation.' Amelia has Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome , a genetic condition associated with intellectual disability. The story was po ... Read on »
Snowdrop: Treatment for cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities: - Neuro-cognitive therapy. by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Sep 2008 5:10am This is a comprehensive article about neuro-cognitive therapy.In the treatment of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities Link: Snowdrop: Treatment for cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities: - Neuro-cognitive therapy.. Read on »
The Use of Terms When Discussing Autism, Intelligence, Impairment, and Disability by KWombles Posted Sun 20 Jun 2010 12:52pm The terms we use, how we define them, are important things. Often times, we use similar terminology interchangeably. We're discussing nebulously defined disorders (autism and intellectual disability) that change over time and depending on the criteria being used.  What do I mean about interchangeability and criteria? The official umbrell ... Read on »
Disability Blog Carnival #3 by David Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:51pm Welcome to the third Disability Blog Carnival. Thanks to all who participated. Lots of fascinating and thought-provoking perspectives on spirituality are shared. REFLECTIONS In her entry No Mistakes, Emma shares a poem of faith and trust by A. M. Overton while examining her un-straight path in life and her belief that everything happens f ... Read on »
The Journey: A Parent Comes to Terms with Her Daughter’s Disability by Real IN Moms .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Mar 2009 4:22am When Deborah, my eldest daughter, was diagnosed with epilepsy and {cognitive disabilities}, I read books and attended meetings and conferences that described parents of children with disabilities as being “in a state of chronic sorrow.” That bothered me. I felt that if my husband died or if I developed cancer, there would be a period of intense g ... Read on »
Deputy Assistant Secretary to Discuss Need for Improved Technology to Better Serve Those with Disabilities by US Deptartment of Education Posted Wed 12 Oct 2011 11:05am Contact:   Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989, sara.gast@ed.gov Event Date 1: October 13, 2011 11:30 am - 01:30 pm ... Read on »
DSM5 Autism's Targeted Exclusion Of Intellectually Disabled Is NOT Based on Research Evidence by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 27 Oct 2012 4:26am Dr. Catherine Lord has attempted to sell her DSM5 New Autism Spectrum Disorder in a comment at the Huffington Post by telling the ignorant, unwashed public that we have nothing to fear from the DSM5 Autism changes. Dr. Lord is trying to paint those who disagree with the DSM5 Autism Do-Over as irrational and thereby deflecting le ... Read on »
Kaiser DME denial discriminates against disabilities by Gina H. Posted Sat 24 Oct 2009 10:01am Kaiser recently denied a speech generating device for our daughter. After some research, I wrote this letter and thought to post it here in case it is useful for others Member Case Resolution Center 4480 Hacienda Dr., Building B, 4th Floor Pleasanton, CA 94588 Fax: 925-924-5165 October 22, 2009 Dear Ms. _____, Regarding the denial of ... Read on »
CBC News Misrepresents Autism By Omitting Any Reference to Intellectual Disability by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 May 2013 4:47am In " The  new definition of autism " CBC News provides detailed descriptions of autism as represented by the five pervasive developmental  disorders in the DSM-IV and the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the now published DSM5.  With one major exception the article is a good summary of autism disorders pre and post DSM5. On another positiv ... Read on »