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Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Posted by:amor_demi_alma.
Time:10:57 pm.
1.Name: Caitlin
2.Age: 18
3.Location California
4.Disability: Blind (since birth)
5:Hobbies: Reading, writing, singing...
6.Anything else you'd like to add:
Just joining here to make new friends. I love meeting new people, so feel free to add me if you'd like.
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Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Subject:Epilepsy Foundation News And Events...x-posted
Posted by:beaconeer.
Time:8:40 am.


Join the 'National Walk for Epilepsy' on Saturday March 31
NBC's "Heroes" Helps Epilepsy

Join us on the National Mall to highlight the importance of epilepsy awareness and the need to raise funds for more epilepsy research. Walk Chair Greg Grunberg (star of NBC's "Heroes") and thousands of dedicated supporters of people with epilepsy and their families will walk on the Mall at the start of cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C. The National Walk for Epilepsy is presented by the Epilepsy Foundation and Ortho McNeil Neurologics, Inc.

Watch Greg Grunberg's 'National Walk for Epilepsy' Public Service Announcements
Plus, Greg's show has created a special opportunity for "Heroes" fans to bid on autographed collector's edition artwork while supporting the millions of people with epilepsy and their families.

Also, more opportunities to support epilepsy awareness and education are available at our our special eBay auction.

Mothers living with epilepsy – Let your voice be heard! The Epilepsy Foundation wants to know your needs and what issues you need to be addressed.

» The Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund works to end epilepsy-related discrimination and injustice through education and increased access to legal services.

» The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of over 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families.
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Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Subject:Scholarships for the disabled
Posted by:beaconeer.
Time:10:03 pm.
I thought it might be a good idea to compile a database of scholarships for the disabled, focusing on college students but not exclusively so. If you would like to be apart of this, either to supply information or to receive the final file, look up this post title on creactiv_voice for further instructions.
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Subject:Are you American, disabled, and need help getting or getting training for a job?
Posted by:beaconeer.
Time:4:44 pm.
Mood: curious.
Vocational Rehabilitation is the service intended to help you with just that. Here is where you can find your local office

If you have a problem with Vocational Rehabilitation Services, you can contact CAP or Client Assistance Program. Find out about what CAP is here . Im working on a state-by-state spreadsheet of CAP agencies, since those sites dont seem to provide such. If anyone can find one that does, please contact me.

Tell us about your experience with Vocational Rehabilitation or CAP at creactiv_voice

OR Creactivists Voice on Yahoo!

OR Creactivists Voice on MSN
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Friday, September 1st, 2006

Subject:Have you seen this?
Posted by:beaconeer.
Time:8:27 pm.
Evictions off campus due to suicide attempts OR admission to a hospital for depression

I was outraged when I did. The last thing a depressed student needs is to be immediately tossed onto the streets. Yes I understand that these colleges/universities may not have the resources nor the necessitity to build mental institutions on campus, but certainly they should be required to treat their fellow human beings with some measure of dignity, if not even a trace of compassion. I do not accept the premise that they are seeking whats in the students' best interests. I wonder if in fact they are serving their own, in seeking shelter for their insurance policies away from legal storms. The problem for them is that within the ADA the legal standard for individuals with disabilities is the most integrated policies possible, in concurrence with the standards specified by the individual's treatment providers. There are certain factors that need to be considered here, such as whether or not the students could be defined under the law as persons with disabilities, etc. Even if these institutions of learning are safe due to these specific circumstances, it seems they are building their campus policies on quicksand rather than modern legal ethics.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Subject:State of Nevada Issues Expedited Service Permits to Disabled Nevadans
Posted by:swsoaringeagle.
Time:9:38 pm.

Disabled individuals with an irreversible condition may obtain an Expedited Service Permit. This entitles the holder to receive expedited services at State of Nevada agencies only. The permit contains your photograph and is similar to a driver's license. The permit is valid for ten years.

Nevada Revised Statutes Regarding Expedited Service Permits.

I don't quite know what to think of this. On one hand I think it's a great idea for those disabled individuals who need to be expedited through sometimes VERY long lines or wait times, but for those disabled individuals who don't need it medically speaking, it's just a convenience. For the record, I myself am disabled and have been since birth.

What are your thoughts?

x-posted all over the place.
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Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Subject:Ahem, sorry so late :)
Posted by:nattyd86.
Time:6:49 pm.
1.Name: Natalie
2.Age: 19
3.Location: New York City, although I am currently in the middle of nowhere ;)
4.Disability: Newly injured Para
5:Hobbies: shopping,shopping, going out,the beach,boating and friends
6.Anything else you'd like to add: I was on livejournal before, then I left, now I am back.. If you read my journal ignore everything about "jacob" that is my ex boyfriend, I am now single! I was just injured in a car accident on August 21,2005, now a t10 paraplegic. Im addicted to shopping and love fashion!
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Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Subject:Urge Congress to pass the Family Opportunity Act Amendment
Posted by:swsoaringeagle.
Time:11:18 pm.
Please take action and urge Congress to pass the Family Opportunity Act Amendment. This important bill will allow low- and middle-income families to access health care coverage for their child with a disability through the Medicaid program. Thank you.

To take action on this issue, click on the link below:


If the text above does not appear as a link or it wraps across multiple lines, then copy and paste it into the address area of your browser.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Subject:Airport Security Survey
Posted by:swsoaringeagle.
Time:11:27 pm.
Airport Security Survey

From: Maureen McCloskey [mailto:MaureenM@pva.org]

Please distribute as widely as possible.

If you have a disability and have recently taken an airplane trip, the
TSA would like to know about your experience with airport security. They
are trying to reach as broad a sector as possible. Please take a few
minutes to fill out this survey. You may have to cut and paste if the
link doesn't work. Thanks for your help.

Transportation Security Administration
In order to assist persons with disabilities or medical conditions, TSA
has developed guidelines with input from various disability-related
groups and organizations. We then trained our airport screeners in the
methodology needed to ensure effective, safe, comfortable, dignified, and
respectful screening at all TSA security checkpoints.

>From May 23 through August 23, 2005, TSA will be conducting a Persons
with Disabilities and Medical Conditions Customer Satisfaction Survey.
If you would like to participate in the survey, please click on link


Maureen McCloskey
National Advocacy Director
Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 18th St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202-416-7706 (fax)
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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Posted by:hopeandthestars.
Time:2:25 am.
Mood: exhausted.
1.Name: Hope
2.Age: 15
3.Location: North Dakoda
4.Disability: CP
5:Hobbies: writing poetry, playing guitar, art
6.Anything else you'd like to add: This seems like a cool community.
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Sunday, May 8th, 2005

Posted by:handycapsrevolt.
Time:10:07 pm.
sorry I haven't been on live journal in forever I want to thank everyone to being sooooo friendly thank you all for your aims , emails, and comments your support meant alot to me I think im finally starting to feel better about myself and my hanicap and Im looking forward to having an awesome summer I hope you all have a good one too yes Im still on the "job hunt" and I plan to be until I find an employer willing to give me a chance. I can do anything I set my mind too and I guess that I just have to keep that in mind all the time and same goes for you feel good about yourself we're great don't let anyone get you down because of your hanicap if you do your life will pass you by finally it's dawning on me that I don't care what people think of me or my hanicap I don't care that I'm in a wheelchair or that im alittle over weight or that Im single there's only 1 me and that's what makes me special because I'M ME!!! and I shouldn't have to just always keep that in mind we're awesome your awesome

have an great summer live life have fun! :-)
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Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Posted by:hedder_42.
Time:5:14 pm.
I want advice
I am a big girl, I can take anything you guys have to dish out....
Anyways, I have a new fling, we aren't dating, but we do hang out, and *gasp* we did have sex once so far. I love just being with him, he makes me laugh, and then I forget I am a sad person the rest of the time. He is a Denny's manager SCORE! :) so maybe I will get free food. The thing is, now some people probably have a problem with this (even my friends but they just aren't saying anything) I just wish if they think it's weird, say smething. Anyways. He is 10 years older than me. I am perfectly fine with it, and so is he, and I am not even close to worried about what others think I was just wondering what you do think?
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Subject:Hi From Caitlin
Posted by:caitlin45.
Time:7:36 pm.
Hi Peoples.
1.Name: Caitlin
2.Age: 14
3.Location California
4.Disability: Blindie
5:Hobbies: Reading, writing, singing, hanging with friends, listenign to music, running, swimming, etc etc.
6.Anything else you'd like to add: Blindies are cool! or something...
Um yeah so hi. Nice to meet y'all. Cool community.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Subject:I get to use crutches! Whoo!
Posted by:hedder_42.
Time:1:31 pm.
This is a scary thought. I might injure something else using these things! Well, the other day, I fell on the ice, and I didn't hurt. Lastnight though, I fell to my knees, my leg hurt so bad! So I went into the ER. 4 hours later they said I had bruised my hip bone and pelvic bone. So I am on PERCOCET! YAY!
I am done now. Anyways, I think they should use percocet as a anti-depperessant. I use it, and I am totally knowing what is going on, and everything is as normal as usual, except, I don't hurt anywhere, not my leg, not my emotions. I guess thats why its a PAIN killer.
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Friday, March 18th, 2005

Subject:Hi, i'm new.
Posted by:ps_make_it_hurt.
Time:4:19 pm.

1.Name: Allison
2.Age: 19
3.Location NJ
4.Disability:  spinabifida, I have full use of right leg weakness in left, i wear a plastic like mid calf leg brace.
5:Hobbies: Music,Art, anything new and intresting



Trying to become more educated and finding others out there that may relate to my case...Collapse )

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Posted by:evilvillan_1.
Time:9:42 pm.
Hi everyone.

I'm doing a presentation in a class I have at university and if nobody minds, I'd like some input from other individuals with disabilities.

The question (task) that I posed was what types of terms they (my fellow classmates) have come into contact with that describe or demean those with a disability. For another point of view, I'm curious to find out what terminology you might/might not use, or what terminology you might prefer?

Sorry if I offended anyone with the term "individuals with disabilities" or "those with a disability". Its difficult to find one particular term to get my point across.

All are welcome to post... thanks to all that do.

x-posted to addme_disabled, disabled_teens, no_pity and weknowdisabled
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Friday, March 4th, 2005

Posted by:akwardnormality.
Time:7:16 pm.

1.Name: Cathleen
2.Age: 16
3.Location: Mi
4.Disability: Cerebral Palsy. I use a walker at home and a manual wheelchair at school.
5:Hobbies: I have a passion for writing and hope to make a living that way. I enjoy books, movies , swimming, chatting and numerous other things.:) 
6.Anything else you'd like to add: I'm just trying to make it, much like you. See my userinfo and comment on any one of the public entries if you would like to read the meat of the journal.
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Posted by:evilvillan_1.
Time:10:10 am.
Hi everyone...

I have an account with Gmail (Google email) and I have 50 free invites to the service... so if anyone wants an account... post a reply or email me (ASAP because its first come, first served)
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Monday, February 21st, 2005

Subject:This may not make sense to anyone else..
Posted by:star382000.
Time:8:16 pm.
Mood: distressed.
Okay so I origionally posted this in my GJ and just, I need to get it out and not hide it, I need to vent and share just for my own sake, there's details scattered in my own LJ but it is very complicated and if you just look judgements will most likely be made so I don't know, I just have to post for help somewhere..

Origionally Titled: PS: Allyson & everyone, I'm sorry I'm not here for you much right now. I <3 ALL OF YOU!!!!Collapse )

Please forgive me if it's not appropriate to post here, like I said I don't really know..I just know that I need to not hide it which is somethign I'm trying to do, and that..yeah..thanks for reading even if it's just the smallest bit that you read, thank you :-)

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Saturday, February 19th, 2005

Subject:I really hate who I am right now
Posted by:hedder_42.
Time:11:36 pm.
Yea, I was talking to a guy online, yea I know a guy online shouldn't make me hate myself, but he's not the only person who's made me feel this way. Well here's how it got me thinking sadly. I was talking to some random guy online, and he asked me to tell him something that not to many people know about me. So I started talking about all my brain problems, but not all at once, but it ended up me telling him I was a schizophrenic,depressed,OCD,ODD,compulsive liar, so then he goes "I don't think I can talk to you anymore" then he blocked me. So it got me thinking, how in the hell can I live my life witout people knowing I am a total nut job? Like am I sapposed to just keep it all in, and never tell anyone that there is anything wrong with me? I don't even know what my friends that I have now think about me, do they think I am a nut job? Well I know I AM but what do they think of me? It's just so hard. I really dun know what to do.
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