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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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It's Carnival time! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Disability Carnival 19: Sex and Disability Zephyr from Arthritic Young Thing has put together some wonderful posts about this topic. As she says, “Oftentime ... Read on »
Illinois Youth with Disabilities Leadership Summit by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just returned this evening from a disability conference in Springfield, Illinois. The Illinois Youth with Disabilities Leadership Summit is a great chance for young peo ... Read on »
My Costa Rica experience: A slideshow and reflections by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Free MySpace slideshows, photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com • Family is a very important part of Costa Rican culture. M ... Read on »
Disability Blog Carnival #18! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Head on over to Retired Waif and check out her carnival. She has the best title yet for a carnival, “The Disabled! We’re just like You!!!” She and the pos ... Read on »
Discomfort at first sight by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Ruth, from Wheelie Catholic and A Different Light , wrote D is for Discomfort - a post with her thoughts on an observation that my aide made on our recent trip to Costa ... Read on »
I Like Vacations! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just returned from a beautiful trip to Wisconsin where I went bike riding on the Rails to Trails Elroy-Sparta bike trail, swam, played card games with my famil ... Read on »
New Television Channel by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health UPDATE: New blog address for [with]TV found here . Check out a new website and link on my blogroll, [with]tv . Connie has been asking me to writ ... Read on »
Move over David Letterman and BBC Ouch, here come the bloggers! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Welcome to the 21st Disability Blog Carnival ! Thanks to all who participated, and thanks to our fabulous organizer, Penny Richards. The topic for this carn ... Read on »
Ruben Navarro by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have blogged before about the treatment of people with disabilities as less than human . But never murder. I hope the horrific story of Ruben Navarro, the youn ... Read on »
Kids Are Kids! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thanks to Ruth and Connie for finding this interesting article about a recent study that concludes children with cerebral palsy are no less happy then their able bodied p ... Read on »
Come to the Carnival! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Go to Andrea’s Buzzing About and check out the latest disability blog carnival ! The theme for this one is "ON HOLIDAY!" - a fun theme for the s ... Read on »
"…not this separate category of human beings" by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Fifty years ago, babies born with developmental disabilities were routinely placed in institutions by their families under the direction of their family doctors. Health c ... Read on »
Telethons and Pity by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today is Labor Day, and, to many people, that means it’s time for Jerry Lewis and the MDA Telethon. I had never watched the telethon, and this year I checked it out for t ... Read on »
Carnival time! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Check out Pedestrian Hostile for Disability Blog Carnival #23, "Simply the Best!" I haven't had a chance to check out the links, but there are a lot and the ... Read on »
Going to college: high-tech, low-tech, mom-tech by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This week I started college at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. I'm excited and looking forward to a challenging (in the good sense!) and rewarding experie ... Read on »
Dave's Faves 1 by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health School and health issues are keeping me out of advocating trouble. I’m not having as much time as I’d like to post my thoughts, but many other bloggers are writing gr ... Read on »
Milemarker Mania by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I like to travel. I’ve talked on this blog about my Wisconsin summer vacation , my Costa Rica adventure , and my Yellowstone vacation . When I was 10 years ... Read on »
Carnival #25! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Kara Sheridan has the 25th Disability Blog Carnival up at her blog, "If the World Had Wheels." The carnival is an assortment of posts on the wide-open ... Read on »
Imagine a world without celebrity gossip by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health If we spent less time talking about Britney Spears …… *The dramatic fall in gossip would lead to a gigantic reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, and global war ... Read on »
Happy Anniversary to us! by David Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We've had one full year of disability blog carnivals - thought-provoking, interesting and fun collections of posts about all sorts of different topics. ... Read on »