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Why Asperger Syndrome is a Legal Disability by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:00am By Jake Crosby A comment under my previous article on Asperger Syndrome being a disability inspired me to write yet another article on the topic. The commenter, who was completely opposed to Neurodiversity (ND), said Asperger Syndrome is not a disability because it is not legally defined as such. I am surprised that there ... Read on »
Why Asperger Syndrome is a Legal Disability by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 10:03pm By Jake Crosby A comment under my previous article on Asperger Syndrome being a disability inspired me to write yet another article on the topic. The commenter, who was completely opposed to Neurodiversity (ND), said Asperger Syndrome is not a... Read on »
Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 13 Jun 2011 2:57pm This for UK parents only but if you are such – its free for PDF download from here Write a quick comment Read on »
The Lever of Love: Why Families of Disabled Children Need a Legal Defense Fund by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 12:00am By Adriana Gamondes While a system of holding people in hostage is as old as the oldest war, a fresher note is introduced when a tyrannic state is at war with its own subjects and may hold any citizen in hostage with no law to restrain it. An even more recent improvement is the subtle use of what I shall term “the lever of lov ... Read on »
Best of AofA: The Lever of Love: Why Families of Disabled Children Need a Legal Defense Fund by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Dec 2011 12:00am We ran this post in November, it seemed relevant to bring it back as we invite you to send your restraint and seclusion stories to Senator Harkin in the post above. By Adriana Gamondes While a system of holding people in hostage is as old as the oldest war, a fresher note is introduced when a tyrannic state is at war with ... Read on »
Can I File for Disability if I am Working 20 Hours Per Week? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 7:18pm A common question that I see has to do with part time work.  As I have written previously, I am not a big fan of part time work, as you will see from my answer to this question that I recieved by email: I have had fibromyalgia for many years, an autoimmune disease requiring weekly chemo injections, herniated discs in my back. I have been on ... 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 »
Tools for Parents of Children with Disabilities, including Video-Modeling and Community Support, Now Available Online from YourS by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 May 2013 12:00am Managing Editor's Note: YSER happens to be here in CT - and I know both Julie and Jennifer. I highly recommend you sign up for a FREE membership to access videos that walk you through IEP meets for just about every circumstance from Early Intervention to Transitioning to Adult services.  KIM Connecticut Special Education Advocate ... Read on »
The 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 3:19am How far we've come -- recognition of chronic illnesses as disabilities only a couple of years ago -- and how far we have to go. Read here for some of the accomplishments -- and some of the progress still to be achieved. And here is a nice opinion piece by Senator Tom Harkin. Next, a piece by/about the Obama Disabilities Adviser, Kareem Dale. ... Read on »
Asperger Syndrome is not a disability, just ask Lenny Schafer by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:24pm 1 Comment Lenny Schafer wrote one of the most insulting comments I have seen on the Age of Autism blog in a long time. This is actually old news—the comment was made on Luly 13th. I missed the comment, but how did I miss that it was, no kidding, picked as an award winning “comment of the week” by the “editors” of the Age of Autism blog. If you didn’t ... Read on »