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  • (#DIW Podcast) Cathay Williams – Female Buffalo Soldier | Day In Washington
    to be remarked upon either positively or negatively in any officer reports of record In January 1868 her health began deteriorating On the 27th she was admitted to the post hospital for rheumatism She released and then was admitted again on March 20th During her military career she was in four hospitals on five separate occasions for varying amounts of time On July 13 she was admitted into the hospital and diagnosed with neuralgia a catch all term for pain caused by a nerve or parts of the nervous system Finally on October 14 1868 William Cathey was discharged with a certificate of disability After this she resumed her identity as Cathay Williams and worked in New Mexico and Colorado as cook laundress and nurse In 1890 she was hospitalized in eighteen months though no mention is given of the specific ailment In June 1891 she filed for an invalid pension based upon her military service She claimed loss of hearing neuralgia and rheumatism Upon a doctor s examination pension records show that all her toes on both feet had been amputated and she could only walk with a crutch From DeAnne Blanton s CATHAY WILLIAMS BLACK WOMAN SOLDIER It is unfortunate that so little is known of Cathay Williams The information in her pension file together with the scattered references to her in military records is all that exists The fragmentary references to her physical condition however provide some clues as to what may have caused of her various ailments during the course of her adult life It is entirely possible that Cathay Williams suffered from mild diabetes The Pension Bureau rejected her claim on the grounds that no disability existed Resources You can read more about her here Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier http www buffalosoldier net CathayWilliamsFemaleBuffaloSoldierWithDocuments

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  • (#DIW Podcast) The President’s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health | Day In Washington
    think about mental health and mental illness fighting to reduce stigma increased services and encouraging people to seek treatment The reports that SSA along with the Department of Justice will basically include in that database are basically 75 000 people who have a documented and that s actually 75 000 per year who have a documented mental health issue receive disability benefits and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment or have been found by state or federal court to be legally incompetent It reminds me of the way we treat people who use food stamps and the way I ve heard politicians talk about the program and its recipients They re all about preventing them from being able to buy soda or candy bars or junk food adding restriction upon restriction Now we do hear about the few people who may game the system but at the same time we also hear about people who are working two and three jobs and still needing the support that food stamps gives them to basically put food on the table But what we re saying is Because you are poor you don t get to choose what you eat you don t have the right to make poor choices You may work as hard as I do may be harder but because you don t have a higher income and may need help with that food on the table I shall punish you by taking away your choice I can buy soda or candy bar you don t get to So what about mental health Because you have a mental health condition and because you took care of yourself by seeking help medical or professional help and if you couldn t work or could no longer work let s not forget many folks and health conditions cycle in and out of various systems depending on their health at the time you will be included in this database Just because you may need help managing your benefits ie managing money you lose your rights Now putting aside the idea of the right as it relates to gun ownership you also lose your privacy We re creating a category of people who will have fewer rights and less privacy and for some of them it will be because they sought medical help and support because they did the right thing I believe in past behavior particularly past violent behavior as an indicator for future violent actions You know the White House s very own fact sheet says and I m going to quote this here While individuals with mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators incidents of violence continue to highlight a crisis in America s mental health system In addition to helping people get the treatment they need we must make sure we keep guns out of the hands of those who are prohibited by law from having them So what does that

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  • Sheltered Workshops – #Disability #Employment in Canada and the USA, and a few thoughts about Integrated Employment | Day In Washington
    individual productivity as compared to that of experienced workers without disabilities performing the same work In spite of his three decades of experience however Steven was never promoted and never received a meaningful raise in wage Thirty years after he began working at TTP Steven still earned the same wage of approximately 2 per hour substantially below Rhode Island s minimum wage of 7 75 Year after year Steven asked for the services necessary to help him secure integrated employment No effort was made to assist him in finding a job at a competitive wage that matched his strengths and interests All of that is now changing for Steven and the service recipients at TTP Over the next year the State will provide supported employment services and placements to all people at TTP to help them find get keep and succeed in real jobs The services will be designed to help people access jobs in typical work settings where they can interact with non disabled peers and earn at least minimum wage And when individuals are not working they will have access to integrated day services Under the agreement negotiated with the state individuals like Steven receive supported employment and integrated day services sufficient to support a normative 40 hour work week with the expectation that individuals will work on average in supported employment for at least 20 hours per week As a result of the settlement agreement Steven has finally fulfilled his thirty year goal of community employment Steven is flourishing in his new job at a local small business headquartered in Warwick where he works at least twenty hours per week He enjoys working in an office setting and because of his effective self advocacy he persuaded his employer to provide him with computer training which will allow him to expand his skill set and advance his career Thinking back on his time in the sheltered workshop Steven noted we just did what we thought we were supposed to do and while we believed that many of us could do more with our lives we did not know how to make that happen When asked what it means to Steven to realize his dream of working in the community Steven responded it is a big achievement for me I ve been waiting a long time for this The President of the company Alan initially did not know what to expect from Steven but quickly realized he had made a prudent investment When you hire someone with disabilities you think you are helping them out but no business owner can possibly imagine the benefits that they will receive in return Reflecting on Steven s dedication abilities and successes thus far Alan says I can t help but think if Steve had this opportunity twenty five years ago where he d be today we are very lucky to have Steve on board LOUIS In 2008 Louis graduated high school with a diploma but because of a developmental disability that restricts

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  • Day In Washington | Page 2
    and Opportunity Act WIOA and its ensuing regulations and agency changes have causes quite a kerfluffle yes I actually used the word kerfluffle And there are lot of folks out there with Read more politics rights DIW Podcast ABLE Act Update and Crabs in a Barrel by Day Al Mohamed March 24 2015 Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast Update on the ABLEAct and Crabs in a Barrel Did we sacrifice disability community solidarity and the good of the many for the good of the few Audio File http dayinwashington com wp content uploads 2015 03 Able Act Update and Crabs in a Barre mp3 TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome Read more Legal rights DIW Podcast Girl Scouts Refuse to Provide Interpreter Services for Deaf Member by Day Al Mohamed February 22 2015 Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast GirlScouts Refuses to Provide Interpreter Services for Deaf Member Have they forgotten their own history They were founded by a woman with a significant hearing impairment Note from Day The post is up a Read more politics State of the Union Word Cloud SOTU SOTU4PWD by Day Al Mohamed January 21 2015 Every year Day in Washington has been proud to provide a word cloud of the State of the Union speech Repetition is often a major rhetorical strategy used for emphasis Word it Out generates word clouds based on the text input to Read more Page 2 of 40 1 2 3 4 40 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer

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  • Day In Washington | Page 3
    homes fearful from their own government It is where peaceful protesters are treated as deadly threats and where media and both traditional and non traditional are corralled and controlled When a young man dies it is a tragedy When a community speaks out and is forcefully silenced it is a tragedy When the nation responds not with immediate anger at the injustice or calls for action but instead with platitudes and calls for calm it is a tragedy Teargas and less leathal weapons because none are truly non lethal no fly zones and martial law Detaining press preventing people from assembling peacefully This is not the America that many of us know the land of the free and home of the brave The land where a rag tag group of rebels overthrew the great British empire Where abolitionists took the nation to war to ensure freedom Where civil rights was a movement that helped a nation grow up and truly envision that promised equality We glorify our rebels and protestors of history and yet today we call them potential threats to safety and dangerous We criminalize and dehumanize them No it isn t the Missouri I knew But in truth it is the Missouri that was likely always there It was always there and most of us most of us choose to pretend that the inequities in our communities and neighborhoods don t exist To the President to Governor Jay Nixon to legislators and policymakers I say This isn t a politically expedient issue It was the issue of expediency that in part caused the tangled ugly events of this week Matters of race and disparity and inequality and injustice aren t expedient and they deserve more than recognition of it as the heartbreak of a single family This is more than the initial incident the death of Michael Brown But to speak of it only as a single heartbreak is to invalidate the feelings of fear and anger of an entire community Their response tells us about the heartbreak of a community It tells us about the feelings of helplessness in the face of perceived injustice and of the oppression protest This is a community who didn t trust and didn t have faith in the system This is a community that saw no other way Mr President Governor Jay Nixon legislators and policymakers this is about responsibility and accountability This is a failure of the system YOU represent The system failed It failed Michael Brown It failed Eric Garner 43 who had asthma was pulled to the sidewalk onto his chest and restrained in a chokehold by an officer a chokehold that killed him It failed Ethan Saylor 26 who had Down syndrome went to see a movie and when he refused to leave was wrestled to the floor by deputies held down and handcuffed with such force that he suffered a fracture in his throat cartilage that killed him It failed Keith Vidal 18 who had schizophrenia

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  • Day In Washington | Page 40
    Times Magazine had an article that was published on September 25th The content of the article has gone through the blind and visually impaired community like wildfire http www nytimes com 2005 09 25 magazine 25food html oref login Is the URL and it is called Eat Read more Page 40 of 40 1 38 39 40 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive

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  • accessibility | Day In Washington
    few moments to review the array of disability events policies and changes that took place Below is my Top 10 Read more Federal Communications Commission Celebrates the ADA and Creates Opportunities for Input by Day Al Mohamed July 20 2010 3 Comments Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission FCC celebrated the ADA with a full house event of presenters performers and a Technology Conference at the U S Department of Commerce There was a video and a number of announcements and presentations made I Read more The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act by Day Al Mohamed June 26 2009 Comments Off on The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act On June 26th Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts re introduced the Twenty First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act H R 3101 This is a pretty comprehensive bill that was developed to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet Protocol based Read more Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24 Hour Reschedule by Day Al Mohamed March 18 2009 1 Comment My apologies as this week has been amazingly busy with work Our expert committees are in town and I will be meeting with them on Friday so the week has been filled with preparations I hope to get the full Read more Day in Washington is on NPR by Day Al Mohamed March 11 2009 1 Comment My apologies for not posting yesterday I have no excuse other than excitement over the opportunity to speak on the Brian Lehrer Show which is on wNYC a New York NPR affiliate The discussion was on the Obama Disability Agenda I have Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics

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  • activism | Day In Washington
    are in town and I will be meeting with them on Friday so the week has been filled with preparations I hope to get the full Read more Obama Disability Agenda and What Does it Mean Day In Washington Policy Podcast 34 by Day Al Mohamed March 3 2009 2 Comments Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast Episode Summary During his campaign Obama outlined his plan for people with disabilities in an 8 page document After his election that outline became part of his Administration s Disability Policy Agenda This episode is Read more Introduction to Disability Blog Carnival 47 Policy by Day Al Mohamed September 26 2008 3 Comments The Disability Blog Carnival is a blog event A Blog Carnival is similar to a magazine in that it is dedicated to a particular topic in this case Disability Studies Disability Rights Disability Culture and is published on a Read more Blog Carnival 42 Taking a Break by Day Al Mohamed July 24 2008 2 Comments I m going to deviate somewhat from Greg s original topic of Summer Break to the idea of giving ourselves a break Sounds silly eh But I am sure there are plenty of people with disabilities out there who perhaps should hear Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media

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