In light of the Memorial Day holiday, Ann Eubank’s latest post reflects on the sacrifices made by service personnel and calls on readers to help give S 948, a Senate bill designed to protect access to highly customized products for individuals with significant disabilities, a “fighting chance.” The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
It seems the only congressional actions that get fast-tracked these days are those that provide for the naming of post offices. Use the Memorial Day holiday to send a message to your Congressional representative asking their support for S. 948/HR 942, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act.
As therapists who provide care and resources for individuals affected by disabilities, we need to remind ourselves that what happens when we are charged to provide services to a client—regardless of whether many of those services must be delegated to others—will carry consequences that will be ascribed to us. Good or bad.
Ann’s weekly posts bring awareness to key issues that face individuals with disabilities, including the Senate’s recent voting efforts that failed to include the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), but resurfaced to include four treaties to protect fisheries and prevent overfishing. Voice your thoughts now! The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
The Senate seems to have once again left its national sense of priorities in its other purse. How could it find the bandwidth to draft and vote on four treaties that protect fish and people who propagate fish, yet have no time to vote on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?
Find out what Ann is saying to therapists this week on From the Roots: Clinician’s Blog, and sound off with your own comments on this interactive forum. Ann offers inspiration and insight about important topics from using the vital language of the letter of medical necessity as a force for good, to fulfilling the role of trusted advisor to individuals affected by a disability. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
In her most recent post, Ann Eubank emphasizes the employment “chasm” that lies between individuals affected by a disability and those who are not. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
As of 2012 only 17.8% of individuals living in the United States who are affected by a disability were employed. For the able-bodied the employment-population ratio is 63.9% That’s not just a gap. It’s a chasm. And a regrettable one.
The LMN is a force for good, which is why it is critical to write the best LMNs possible. This is also where we must lock out our egos—leave them on the porch—and consult, collaborate, and investigate with whoever we must to create an LMN that gets the job done.
The latest posts on From the Roots: Clinician’s Blog call into question a recent Disney ride protocol change for individuals with disabilities and their families and remind therapists to remain fresh and engaged for patients who, in the midst of personal trauma, may be forced to act as their only healthcare advocate. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
"...allow yourself to recharge so you have the energy to consistently respond as the trusted advisor. Your patients are watching and they are listening. And for better or worse your patients remember."
Ann Eubank puts the spotlight on a recent lawsuit against Disney theme parks, that calls into question the Magic Kingdom’s new policy change on allowing guests with disabilities and their families to go to the front of a line and directly onto a ride. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
Did Disney change its policy for disabled guests who wait in long lines because of intolerance from other patrons, or because it thinks it found a better way?
Ann Eubank's weekly blog posts call on all clinicians to stick to their convictions and advocate ideas for those in need, who are “without a hand to hold,” despite the objections of the status quo and feelings of mediocrity. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
Ann Eubank's new post points out that a good idea fosters more than a positive change for others, it can also ignite fierce opposition from the status quo, carving out a rallying point for grassroots advocacy to “dig in its heels” and stick to the courage of its convictions. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
Bringing your good idea to fruition doesn’t require you to be taller, smarter, or better looking. It only requires you to have the courage of your convictions. The Abilities Expo is one example of a good idea that didn't just "happen" by itself.
Neglect is the swiftest way to starve and smother a good idea. In this week’s post Ann Eubank urges therapists to instead nurture their ideas and their potential to burgeon into a force that may ultimately improve someone else’s life. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
A good idea doesn’t have to be revolutionary. It doesn't have to be the next automobile cup holder. In our line of work a good idea is simply something actionable that improves someone else's life.
Briana Nash feeds her mother, Charla, who lost her hands in a chimpanzee attack
Is a pair of hands worth $150 million? Would I part with my own two hands for $150 million? Quality of life is about more than mobility devices.
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