Archive for Disability

Google Related Search Fail

// March 21st, 2010 // 149 Comments » // Disability, Gripes

A nice thing to see on World Down Syndrome Day (March 21).

I wonder if “n****r” comes up as a related search for African American?

The Specials Are Pretty Special

// February 23rd, 2010 // 221 Comments » // Disability, Moviesandtv

If you haven’t seen the web series “The Specials” yet, you should check it out! It’s a reality show about five housemates with developmental disabilities living together in a share house in Brighton (four of the five have Down Syndrome).

It’s hilarious! I like Sam the best, he is really out there. Here’s one of my fave episodes where he falls for the Lady Boys of Bangkok:

The Specials – Episode 3 from KADA Films on Vimeo.

I think it’s great to have something like this that shows people with disabilities just going about their regular lives – socially, romantically but NOT medically. The creators are trying to get money together for Season 2, so support them any way you can!

Carers’ Bonus Payment In Doubt

// March 10th, 2008 // 283 Comments » // Disability

I was very surprised to read in the paper yesterday that the Rudd Labor Government is considering scrapping the $1600 bonus that is paid annually to people caring for sick and disabled Australians (including our little Archie!)

This money is used by people for all sorts of wonderful, necessary and useful things for their dependents. We were going to use ours for respite care for Archie.

Please if you have a moment, sign the petition on the Daily Telegraph website: Caring for carers | The Daily Telegraph

The Bride

// November 23rd, 2005 // 73 Comments » // Disability

Hurray for weddings and full and happy lives for people with developmental disabilities! Thanks balloonist33 for such a lovely set of photos. I would love to go to Archie’s wedding (or civil union) one day!