For individuals living with disabilities, the health care environment can often be overwhelming. From physical access to attitudes, the experience often comes with a variety of barriers. From now until April 10th, we want to hear your stories of what matters to you when it comes to your health care experience. Snap and photo…Read More of "“What Matters To You?” Contest"
Join us for Speak for Yourself presents “What Matters to You?: A Guide to Patient-Centered Research for People With Disabilities.” When: January 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm This webinar will explore how people with disabilities can advocate for their own health needs in a way that centers the focus on what is important to the individual….Read More of "Webinar"
What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability
Safe, affordable, and reliable access to sexual and reproductive health services is an important thing for anyone engaging in sexual activity, and it is something everyone needs to talk about, and it is especially important to make sure disability is considered in the conversation. As we have mentioned before, the existence of disability does not…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability"
Speak for Yourself: Self Advocacy and Your Health
As a young adult with a disability, I hear the term, “self advocacy” a lot. My mother has always encouraged me to prioritize my own needs, and express them to other people. In the disability community, “nothing about us without us,” is a common slogan, used as a constant reminder that people with disabilities need…Read More of "Speak for Yourself: Self Advocacy and Your Health"
Golden State of Mind
This guest post was written by UCP’s Programs and Outreach Intern, Matt Golden “I had visions of making a classic, then [sic] my world turned black,” says the rapper, The Game. While lying on my hospital bed, his lyrics seemed almost strangely prophetic. After traveling halfway across the country to attend George Washington University in…Read More of "Golden State of Mind"
Advice About Advice
UCP Intern, Alex Vesey has one request for everyone– please stop giving unsolicited advice. Talking about how antioxidants, positive thinking, vitamins and exercise can help someone with a chronic illness or disability? No thanks. How about talking about things like her dog, instead?Read More of "Advice About Advice"
Study on the Health Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities
The University of Illinois at Chicago is recruiting participants for a study to help them better understand the health behaviors of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). The information gathered will help gain knowledge for serving the health needs of people with I/DD…Read More of "Study on the Health Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities"