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David Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I took a year away from college to interview people with disabilities, share their stories, and post my reflections. I'm amazed by how much I learned over this past year. Now, I'm back in school, not having time to interview, but continuing to share my thoughts. About me - I like sports, music,... Full Bio
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Protecting the Rights of Ashley X and Other Children by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS) issued a report today on the results of their investigation of the "Ashley Treatment". (This agency investigates alle ... Read on »
First Loss by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Each summer when I was little, my family would rent a cabin in Wisconsin. For me, a highlight of the vacation would be an afternoon of horseback riding. My dad ... Read on »
Thoughts on Blogging Against Disablism Day by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tuesday’s Blogging Against Disablism Day was a rousing success. I have read posts that were thought provoking, sad, insightful, funny, and informative - all exploring the ... Read on »
Disability Stories and The Media by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday, I heard on the radio two short pieces about young adults with disabilities. The first, "Student with Cerebral Palsy to Graduate,” was on NPR's Morning ... Read on »
Cool Links by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Last week, I did not get to blogging, and I don't think I'll get much blogging done this week either. I've been having neck pain (boy, can pain really sap your energy) an ... Read on »
Pictures and A Petition by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health From mom: Some pictures I received in my email. I think this is the group going from the San Jose airport to the hostel. This is one o ... Read on »
Costa Rica! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thursday, June 21 We had an exciting and tiring day traveling to Costa Rica. We got up very early to get ready for our flight. Wheelchair accessible cabs were ... Read on »
Orientation today by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tonight we had a long orientation in Houston with our MIUSA group. The group of 12 delegates is a diverse one – ethnically and disability diverse and from throughout the ... Read on »
Off to Houston tomorrow! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday, my church community blessed me and my friend and newly drafted personal assistant, Ryan, as we prepare to embark on MIUSA's Youth Leadership a ... Read on »
Two must reads on the "Ashley Treatment" by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I received links to two stories from FRIDA (Feminist Response in Disability Action). Since the American Medical Association's refusal to speak against the Ashley ... Read on »
Preparing for the Youth Leadership and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Program by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I'm having very busy week getting ready for my adventure to Costa Rica . I am making a list of all my needs so that Ryan, my personal assistant, can know my needs and fee ... Read on »
House Bill 1256 Update by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health House Bill 1256 has passed both Illinois houses of Congress. It now goes to the governor and will be signed into law. Thanks to everyone who called or e-mailed their s ... Read on »
I'm going to Costa Rica! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health You may remember that I was an alternate for Mobility International's 2007 US/Costa Rica: Youth Leadership and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Ri ... Read on »
Update from June 29 by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health viernes Today we went to the University of Costa Rica and learned about their disability service program. They have 158 students with disabilities on ca ... Read on »
Update from June 28 by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health jueves Today we went to Volcan Poas National Park , which was very green and vibrant. It was raining and cloudy, so unfortunately when we reached the top, we cou ... Read on »
Reflections on health care and attitudes in general by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health martes Today we visited the hospital again. A few things that stood out: -The smallness of hospital rooms There is not much space in some wings ... Read on »
Updates from June 24 & 25 by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health domingo Today, Ryan and I had a very relaxing day with our host family. We first went to a lush and beautiful national park, and saw many types of animals, ... Read on »
Update from June 23 by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health sábado Today we went to two museums - The Museum of Jade and The Museum of Gold , where we learned about some of the indigenous tribes of Costa Rica. It was ... Read on »
Update from June 22 by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health viernes The wheelchair would not fit in to the taxi easily. It took Ryan and I some problem solving. Annie, the personal assistant and sister of one of our ... Read on »
I'm back! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I'm resting and recuperating today from a wonderful and amazing trip. This picture shows our group. The 3 gentlemen on the right side of the pic ... Read on »