Thursday, March 13, 2008

Disability Blog Carival, Ashley X, and Other News

The 33rd Disability Blog Carnival is up posted on Wheelie Catholic's blog. These carnivals have really good writing and perspectives on disability--check it out!

Next, consider contributing to the Blog Swarm March 30th to support ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Find out more here.

Also, Ashley X's parents have been interviewed on CNN. Their feelings about the surgeries they had performed on Ashley when she was 6 to stunt her growth have not changed. My opinions remain the same, further solidified by another year of following stories about the utter disregard in our world for the rights of people with disabilities.

(I have a picture idea, but I will have to take it later!)

FRIDA has some ideas about making sure the perspective of people with disabilities who feel endangered by Ashley X-type decisions are heard. Check out her post here.

Also, check out JFA for an action alert to get IDEA funded. It will take 2 phone calls to your senators' offices (they even have a link to find your senators' contact info.

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