Posted on January 19, 2016
While spending time in the hospital this past month to deal with a difficult situation, one of the phlebotomists offered some familiar words of encouragement to help me get through the day:
“In every cloud there is a silver lining.” Then, she provided me with an example.
She noted that she only had to stick me once instead of several times to draw blood from a sensitive part of my hand. And she was right: I am sure sticking
Posted on January 7, 2016
Now that Kent has joined Sussex and New Castle counties in offering people the option of creating their own profile within the 9-1-1 system that would inform first responders of their special support needs, there’s really no good reason for Delaware residents to be without this Smart911 service.
Not sure if you can afford it? You can. It’s free.
Concerned about the possibility of identity theft? Loss of privacy? You wouldn’t be the only one. “Big Brother has enough
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Posted on September 17, 2015
Much of America was asleep when, toward the end of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night, Donald Trump made – as if he were asleep – a connection between vaccines and autism.
As evidence of the connection, he spoke of a two-year-old child who, after getting a vaccine, came down with a fever and “now is autistic.”
Trump then said that by administering vaccines “over a longer period of time … in little sections … I think you’re going to
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Posted on August 31, 2015
I’m concerned about an epidemic which has the potential to impact every single person in Delaware: distracted driving, or, more precisely, texting and driving. A current commercial is particularly powerful. A mom is busy checking how many “likes” her daughter’s Facebook post has received … when she crashes. The message is “it can wait.”
It truly can. I’m frightened by the number of drivers I’ve seen who aren’t watching the road at any given moment. If one looks up
Posted on June 30, 2015
Why is the Center for Disabilities Studies launching a new blog? That’s easy: to engage the disability community, the public and policy makers in a provocative discussion of issues with the potential to bring about positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities.
How do we intend to do that? Well, for one thing, advocates and experts, people with disabilities and people without disabilities, will pose challenging questions at critically important times. CDS Director Beth Mineo does that in
This entry was posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, community living, Health and Wellness, inclusion, independent living, intellectual Disabilities, people with disabilities, personal care assistants, Uncategorized and tagged acknowledgement, Americans with Disabilities Act, blog, community living, disability and sexuality, inclusion, independent living, personal care assistants.