HOW LOW CAN SCOMO GO?

By Peter Gibilisco and Christina Irugalbandara

“Nothing About Us Without Us!” (Latin: “Nihil de nobis, sine nobis”) is a slogan used to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full and direct participation of members of the group(s) affected by that policy. (Wikipedia)

What I aim in this piece is to explore the process of marginalization that excludes people from political, social, and economic opportunities. Of course, there are many forms of exclusion but my focus is upon the marginalization of those with disability, or at least a grotesque example of this.

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How Low Can ScoMo Go?

This is an older article, but I feel its message is a very important one that shouldn’t be swept under the rug. So I am reposting this article on my blog. 

The Government is taking money from society’s most impoverished and vulnerable group of people. How low can ScoMo go? This is not something we should be keeping quiet about.

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Independent strategies for urinating and toilet routines in relation to Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Six and a Half Years on a Dunghill

I was medically diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at the age of 14. I am now a 57 year old man, and I have made it part of my life’s mission to look at ways in which the progression of Friedreich’s Ataxia can be slowed down. I am a pragmatic thinker, and as such, I look at every aspect of my disability.

For this blog post, I will talk about something that is not often talked about. Something that many, including myself, find difficult to talk about for various reasons. It is unpleasant, embarrassing, but necessary to have this discussion. Continue reading “Independent strategies for urinating and toilet routines in relation to Friedreich’s Ataxia.”

Submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

On Sunday, I made an official submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. I feel that my submission is one that needed to be made, as I have suffered from systematic neglect and exploitation for almost 8 years. The following is my submission, which I have reworked for this blog post. Continue reading “Submission to the Disability Royal Commission.”

Something to Inspire You

It has been eight and a half years since I moved into the shared support accommodation facility where I now reside. For socially conservative reasons, pertaining to cost-benefit analysis, there has been a significant, tangible and intangible failure of choice and control. For the past eight and a half years, continuously undergoing the strains of living in this group home has had a detrimental effect on me — as I have written about in previous works.

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