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 October 13, 2015
Now that the ballyhoo behind the silver anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act has died down, please allow me (with considerable regret – believe me) to voice this uncomfortable truth: The ADA, landmark legislation though it is, capable at any turn of protecting the rights of people with disabilities, continues to spawn negative consequences.
As Dr. Ronald Meinert and Francis K. O. Yuen noted in their book, “Controversies and Disputes in Disability and Rehabilitation,” the ADA trivializes real
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Posted on October 9, 2015
A colleague and I were left waiting for his DART paratransit bus, yet again, last week. It would arrive a full hour and 15 minutes after his scheduled pick-up, giving us abundant time in the hot sun to grouse about and consider the ever-late paratransit bus in Delaware. I’ve worked in the disability sector in Delaware for more than 15 years; the late pick-ups and drop-offs were a problem then and they continue today. We brainstormed how we could
Posted on July 1, 2015
What constitutes “community living?” There’s the sense, not just in Delaware but across the country, that battle lines have been drawn between those espousing opposing perspectives on this matter. On one side are those who celebrate the victories of the ADA, and the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, and the countless state and local efforts to ensure that people with disabilities have the right to be—and actually are—fully included in their communities. In education, employment, housing, transportation, recreation … in, a
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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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