Archive for the ‘Disability Issues’ Category

Uber is back in the news yet again which isn’t surprising to me at all especially when Uber has been known to discriminate against their passages especially those who have mobility issues. 

Uber allegedly had placed service animals within the trunks of their cars. Uber is known for their being a ride share program which is very different from Via which can be found in New York City. 

Uber is facing lawsuit along with many disability advocates speaking out against Uber and their alleged actions against their passengers 

Uber should be held to the same standards like cab companies and follow Americans with Disabilities Act. Something will need to change with Uber since what the company is doing is illegal and can’t go unspoken about. 

The United Kingdom is the process of making changes too their health care reform which those in office aren’t including mental health in the changes that they want to put into place. 

This new is unsettling and more has to get done. The one way to help let those in office know that this is something that shouldn’t be forgotten is by voting to make an impact. 

Tune in tonight when we discuss this issue more since this can lead only to preventing those who need the help from getting the help they need. Mental health care services are needed and it’s not just a choice to get these services when you suffer from mental health issues. Tune in at http://tobtr.com/9917791

This just in….. United airlines just hasn’t learned from their mistakes by kicking a paid passenger of his flight things are getting worse for United since a man who has a disability wasn’t allowed take his mobility device on his flight which is just as wrong the past issues with United.

This news is sickening in addition to other the situation which happened with a passenger in Pennsylvania which lead him to being kicked off his flight because of his disability by American Airlines. Why isn’t anyone stepping up to stand up for these cases that happened. The FAA should be doing more for these situations when people rely on having accessibility no matter what kind of disabilities they have especially when they are flying.

The ADA protects people who have disabilities for having access in public places and airlines have to go by the ADA guild lines which means accommodating the passengers no matter what. No matter what kind of disability they have.

This leads me to believe that the airlines can just pick and choose who gets the accessibility which is totally wrong and goes against the ADA as whole when accessibility comes into question.

More needs to be done to get accessibility access for those who needed and not just allowing the airlines to just pick and choose. The man who was in this situation isn’t looking for an apology he wants to be compensated for the additional expenses the airline costed him.

If I was in his position I would definitely looked to be compensated for the expenses while on a vacation. This is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Trigger words are damaging to those who have disabilities especially when organizations can use them as their mission statement which Autism Speak did step away from using trigger words in their mission statement since it shows those who have those disabilities that they just want to do something that is too the extreme especially when it comes to not knowing where those disabilities come from. 

Do trigger words really make any difference? In my opinion I don’t think the words truly make any difference or postive impact since they are harmful to those who are associate with the disorder or ailments. 

There’s other way to better help those who have disabilities like actually working to have a more inclusive environment having the ability to have a more inclusive environment it can provide the ability for the person to grow and not to feel like they are left behind. 

There’s a problem when people in general want to work to make situations better than think that the use of any trigger words or phrases are good. As much as the intentions might be good saying those words or phrases do not benefit anyone especially when this will cause those to step away from supporting those groups or individuals who are going to say those words and phrases as a whole. 

There’s other ways to help people and it doesn’t have to be using those phrases that people find distasteful. It isn’t a good picture or site to see. As a society we can learn from these mistakes and make the proper changes to really see what each persons needs are since each person is very different when it comes to their disabilities. It’s worth listening to their needs than assuming you are making the right choice for them. 

As a young woman who was stereotyped for not only having a disability and was really thinking about the reasoning of why people who are so unsure of the unknown and their own reasoning of why people can make assumptions and stereotypes of people who are different than them. Yes, I am talking about how kids and adults who are not aware of people who are different then them because they face different challenges which could be related to having kind of disability or what classes they are while going to school. 

It just don’t effect those who disabilities. People get stereotyped everyday for being different from the normal. This something that people can relate too. 

I’ve been stereotyped because I was in special education class growing up in a public school which is in a small town. In the school I knew I wasn’t accepted by my classmates. While I was in school I had only a few friends and it was always a challenge for me to feel like I was able to feel like I could have an opportunity to make friends. The friends I’ve made still are friends with me this day. 

After being out of high school for 8 years now I’ve managed to realize that as much as people may not have understood me or put judgements on me which were false. I started to see that I have a voice and I know that I am able of doing anything disability or not.

 I’ve seen more people after high school start to see me as not different but as person and I’ve put aside the differences I’ve had with them since I can see that if they are willing to see me for me and not for the vast assumptions that they posed on me that will lead to more understanding and the will to try to get to me on a more personal level and not trying to always have a competition since life is way too short. 

There’s always room to grow and if you are willing to take the time to learn more about something that you are not aware of and grow as a person and that leads to more the will to be more understanding if you are open to get to know people instead of judging them. 

Allergies have become pretty common as of last few years. Here’s a few tips on traveling with family members with food allergies. 

  1. Research which airlines you are taking if you are flying. 
  2. If  you are going on a cruise make sure there’s options for those who have food allergies. 
  3. If you are traveling internationally be aware of what challenges the person will face. 
  4. Resorts and theme parks do tend to have allergy friend options for those who have food allergies. 
  5. Remember to be aware of your surroundings. 
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.