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
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Posted on June 26, 2015
After leaving the hospital with my new injury 29 short years ago, I rolled into a Center for Independent Living (CIL) because I needed help finding Personal Care Assistants (PCA) so I could live independently in my own home. I received no real help, just a very outdated list of phone numbers. I was both disappointed and bewildered. I was even more surprised to learn that providing this kind of help was not something that CILs are expected to
Posted on June 24, 2015
“This is not a film you’d see at a community film festival,” quipped the man standing before me at a film festival I attended in New York City. “It is too provocative.”
Indeed, the film “Yo, tambien” (or “You Too”), directed by Antonio Naharro and Álvaro Pastor, addresses taboos regarding disability and sexuality head-on. Spanish actors, Lola Dueñas and Pablo Pineda, star in this full-length film that follows the complex relationship that develops between two office colleagues, one with Down Syndrome and one
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