Kasich, ADAPT, and the Disability Integration Act

The Disability Integration Act was introduced by Senator Schumer to, in the words of the important disability rights group ADAPT, “address the fundamental issue that people who need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions and losing their basic civil rights. The legislation (S.2427) builds on the 25 years of work that … Continue ReadingKasich, ADAPT, and the Disability Integration Act

ABLE Act Reforms

Over a year ago I wrote about problems with the ABLE Act, the well-intentioned bill that the divide-and-conquer wing of the GOP was tweaking into semi-irrelevancy. It passed with a definition of disability that only included those disagnosed before age 26, a sign of the way too many politicians like to differentiate between the worthy … Continue ReadingABLE Act Reforms

#CripTheVote on Sub-Minimum Wage Policy

A few months ago I wrote about Clinton’s policy on helping people with Autism and their families. More recently, I wrote about disability entering the political frame of “interest groups.” Yesterday (Monday, 3/28), I was alerted by Ari Ne’eman of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network that Clinton was asked by an autistic adult about subminimum … Continue Reading#CripTheVote on Sub-Minimum Wage Policy

Debating the Cold War

Charles Pierce has a piece on the many victims of the Cold War in Latin America. It’s being raised as an issue versus Sanders (and will be used to hammer him in the general, if he gets there, because much of America remains afraid of “socialists” and “Communists”). History in public!

#CripTheVote: Where Disability Could Have Fit in the Democratic Debate

Until last week, neither Sanders nor Clinton used the word “disability” at most rarely. Then, in her close to the final debate in New Hampshire, Clinton concluded her remarks as follows: You know, we didn’t get to talk about the continuing struggles that Americans face with racism, with sexism, with discrimination against the LGBT community, … Continue Reading#CripTheVote: Where Disability Could Have Fit in the Democratic Debate