International Day of People with Disability

Cross-posted from HOPE The 3rd of December is the 21st International Day of People with Disability. It coincides with the first ever Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia from the 1st to the 7th of December. This is a time to celebrate with people living with disabilities. “IDPwD is an opportunity to: celebrate the contributions people with disability

Botched sex change operation victim euthanised in Belgium.

Cross-posted from Alex Schadenberg A shocking news story from the Telegraph reports that a Belgian person has died by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation. I am really concerned about this story. Nathan, born Nancy Verhelst, (44), died by a lethal injection on Monday afternoon for reasons of Psychological suffering. Psychological suffering is an undefined

The unseen epidemic

Cross-posted from HOPE “Despite thousands of such stories over the past two years, very little investigative reporting has been done to expose the “big picture” of abuse of people with disabilities as a national epidemic.” Many reports, surveys and commentaries find their way into my inbox. But this report from the US Spectrum Institute jumped

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