Disability is a Human Trait

To have empathy concerning people with disabilities is the possible key to the social inclusiveness for many people with severe disabilities; this must be based on the pragmatic education of equitable logic. Empathy is the ability to understand and immerse in another person’s perspective.  For example, what we believe or think may not be the same as what really is.

So then, why is empathy so poorly understood, and frequently misunderstood?

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Six and a Half Years of **it

My ongoing request is a complaint, like the persistent complaining of a broken record. It is simply pointing out the fact I have no cognitive impairments, just purely Friedreich’s Ataxia.

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AN URGENT AND SERIOUS CHALLENGE

In this piece I want to give a presentation on how I see my own contribution being made from within the confines of my own situation. I am assuming that I am just like everyone else in that I have a ‘situation’ and it is primarily up to me to deal with it. But then there are aspects of my ‘situation’ that most people don’t have to deal with. Continue reading “AN URGENT AND SERIOUS CHALLENGE”

‘Customers’ Living in Shared Supported Accommodation

Yooralla likes to standardise all residents as customers.

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Another Hurdle I Must Get Over

Mutual obligation was a political buzz-word during Prime Minister Howard’s leadership from 1996-2007. Let me be frank, when we are talking about mutual obligation, the political definition of the term describes it as such: ‘Mutual Obligation is based on a concept that welfare assistance provided, should involve some return responsibilities for the recipient’. Continue reading “Another Hurdle I Must Get Over”

Privatisation of DHHS Group Homes

Please have a read of these.

This will allow one to ask the question: ‘Whose hands are in whose pockets?’. This is very relevant to me and my situation, please get behind it if you can.

Maintaining the Self-interested Pursuits of Their Hierarchy of Management, and the Highly Redeemed Not-for-profit Agency

‘It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves. Not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.’

This is a quote from Adam Smith, from Wealth of Nations. Smith uses self-interest with self-love, but neoliberals use self-interest with selfishness.

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