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 Preventative Care and Disability
Having a disability doesn’t make you immune to the typical health care needs that everyone experiences, but sometimes it can make it more complicated to access the preventative care you need to stay as healthy as possible. In the second installment of the What You Need to Know series, we intend to tackle preventative…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Preventative Care and Disability"
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"
Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China
[Image description : A 26 year old woman with black hair sitting on a gray rock with mountains in the background, smiling at the camera.] Since I was born and raised in mainland China, some of my foreign friends used to ask me, “why do I never see people with disabilities in China? Does…Read More of "Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China"
UCP Interns Visit the White House
(Image description: Six women in their 20s posing at the White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. Three of them have dark hair and three have light hair. Five are standing and one is in a wheelchair.) As a representative of United Cerebral Palsy’s National Office, I was able to attend the White…Read More of "UCP Interns Visit the White House"
5 Things I Want You to Know on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
[Image Description: A girl with light skin, blonde hair and glasses, wearing a blue dress and scarf smiling at the camera] This post was written by Karin Hitselberger, UCP’s Public Education Associate, and reflects her personal experiences as a young woman living with CP. March 25 is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. I’ve been…Read More of "5 Things I Want You to Know on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day"
What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence?
When it comes to paying for wheelchairs and other equipment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) uses a program called ‘competitive bidding’. Over the years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has worked with the disability community to ensure that the competitive bidding process does not restrict reimbursement of the equipment necessary to live daily life with a disability. But a recent development has come up– and could drastically limit the payment for and access to much-needed tools and technology. Check out what YOU CAN DO…Read More of "What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence?"