Several blog announcements and requests this morning:
1) Vita's new monthly article from the clinical department is done and ready. If you have received one before do not request, you should get it automatically in a day or two. If you have not received one before, send an email requesting it to firstname.lastname@example.org . This one is written by our nutritionist and it's about 'food' ... particularly understanding the history of how food was handled and used and misused in institutions and the care we have to take in being sensitive to an individuals' past. UPDATE: I have send out to all who have requested in the past, if you don't get one today and you expected you would, email me again. We do not have a means of doing an email list so the system is imperfect.
2) I am doing the February Disability Blog Carnival, the topic is 'love for what makes the world accessible for you ... your wheelchair, your guide dog, your cane, braille, sign language, close captioning ... whatever. I feel affection for my chair, real affection, I want to celebrate the relationships we have with the things that make our world available to us. You can leave the link for you post in the comment section here. I need them by the 10th.
3) Remember the Disability Book Club is coming up soon. March 16th will be the day that we discuss Sebastian Barry's 'The Secret Scripture'. I think it's a remarkable book and a beautiful read. The next book club book is already chosen, so this is going to be a regular, three time a year feature on this blog.
4) I need readers help. I need any media reference you know of to depictions of people with intellectual disabilities who have been tricked into crime or used as 'patsy' to take the fall for others. I have a number but I need more. Any that you have I would really, really appreciate. The more reference information you have would be better. From television, to movies, to books ... anything.
For those expecting more of a blog this morning, I'm sorry. I've discovered that when I put up both a blog announcement and a regular blog the announcement gets kind of lost. So, I've decided, that as I don't do this often, that I'll try to lump the announcements into one and then be done with it for a day. So, see you tomorrow with a regular style post.