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Week of Disability Uprising (Draft Proposal)

I think everyone can agree that it’s time for revolution, an uprising for those with disabilities. A show of support and force, an act to get recognition and acknowledgement, a demonstration for change. These are just my initial thoughts, the beginnings of a plan. I don’t want one protest and I don’t want one day. … Read more

Benefit Units Are The Worst

One of the worst financial decisions one can make is being part of a benefit unit on Ontario’s Disability Support Program (ODSP,) whether by marriage or birth.   Sure, emotionally, it can be great. Romantic, even. Pledging a life together, committed through good times and bad, for  better or worse, richer or for poorer.   … Read more

A New ODSP And Other Changes

In the beginning, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) was meant to bring people with disabilities into society. That was the goal: inclusion. Somewhere along the way, ODSP became a means to push people with disabilities into society by getting them off ODSP (and the government financial assistance and/or humanitarian subsidies). That become the goal: save … Read more

Disability: Relationship Burden

(Note: This blog entry was originally posted on Jan’s website after coming across this article from the New York Times.)   To Whom It May Concern,   This is not the first time anyone has asked if having a disability means being a “burden” in a relationship. I believe such questions require or at least deserve honesty, … Read more