Financial Slavery

Financial-Slavery By Kevin Nunez I'm a 35-year-old single male with a developmental disability. I'm a capitalist and I love this country but I am financially suffocating. I am writing this on July 5, 2022. The day after this great nation celebrated its independence. This is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and most of ... Read more

Personal Touch and Why It Matters

Personal-touch-and-Why-it-MattersBy Jesse Schwartzman I am the type of person who likes to use real life examples to explain my points. If I bring up a real-life example, then it should relate to the disability ... Read more

A Seat at the Table

A-Seat-at-the-Table Disability in Focus BlogBy Jesse Schwartzman Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to make a change so badly but you felt that nothing could be done? I have been there. I was in my junior year of ... Read more

Direct Support Professional Industry in Need of Overhaul

DSP-Industry-In-Need-Of-OverhaulBy Jeremy Einbinder A person’s disability can affect them in many ways, and many ways in which someone might need assistance. It’s important to support the civil rights and access rights of people with disabilities as much as possible, but it’s also important to ... Read more

Forced Poverty Does Not Help The Disability Community

Forced-Poverty-Does-Not-Help-the-Disability-Community By Jeremy Einbinder People with disabilities remain one of the poorest demographics, and poverty in general is a huge problem. It’s no secret that the minimum wages across the US are insufficient in order to live a comfortable, independent ... Read more

How and Why Disability Bias Remains Pervasive

How-and-Why-Disability-Bias-Remains-Pervasive By Jeremy Einbinder The ways in which people with disabilities are discriminated against in society range from subtle to egregious. All different structures exist in the world that are built unconsciously for neurotypical and able-bodied people. As with any ... Read more

There Are No Fully Accessible Living Environments. What Can Be Done?

There-Are-No-Fully-Accessible-Living-Environments-What-Can-Be-Done0 by Jeremy Einbinder People with disabilities live in a world that is not made for them. They travel (or don’t) in cities and towns that are not made for them, they enter or are barred from entering ... Read more

Community Support, General Welfare, and the Issue of Autonomy

Community-Support,-General-Welfare,-and-the-Issue-of-Autonomy By Jeremy Einbinder Many facets of life could help ensure equality and equity for people with disabilities, and one of the most fundamental is home and community-based care. Given the prevailing tendency in disability rights ... Read more

Universal Design

Universal DesignHow TechnologyArchitectureand Social Infrastructure Can Account For Individual Differences-02By Jeremy Einbinder One of the ways in which people with disabilities might known that a product is easy to intuitively use or ... Read more

Where Are The Advocates?

Where are The Advocates by Kevin Nuñez Hello readers as always, I wish this brings a smile to your face for a few minutes a day. This blog post has a very specific target aud ience, if you are or know someone living with a developmental disability. Please share this with them. To my fellow Advocates: Allow me to introduce ... Read more