All posts by Diane Coleman

A Bipartisan Op-Ed on the Harms and Threats to Disabled People in the Tax Bill

The Organizers Forum of the National Disability Leadership Alliance just held an educational call about the harms and threats to people with disabilities (and seniors) in the tax bill. As usual, the NDLA website will carry a recording and transcript of the call as soon as possible. Shortly after the call, the U.S. House passed … Continue reading A Bipartisan Op-Ed on the Harms and Threats to Disabled People in the Tax Bill

Supplementing Your Advance Directive With A Video

Kaiser Health News recently carried an article encouraging people to create videos to help explain what’s in their advance directives, which are often overly complex legal boilerplate or overly simplistic checkbox forms. One thing I like about the article, Straight From The Patient’s Mouth: Videos Can Clearly State Your End-Of-Life Wishes, is the discussion of … Continue reading Supplementing Your Advance Directive With A Video

My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

[Apologies to those who’ve already seen this letter, which I emailed to the members of Parliament in Victoria, Australia on Monday at the request of Margaret Dore. It’s different from my usual letter, more personal. Margaret’s Choice Is An Illusion and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition both shared it, which I appreciate and so, a bit … Continue reading My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

Anita Cameron Awarded for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement

A week ago today in Washington, D.C., the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) presented Anita Cameron, NDY’s Director of Minority Outreach, with its 2017 award for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement. Anita was introduced by Samantha Crane, ASAN’s Legal Director and Director of Public Policy, and the incoming Board Chair of NDY.  ASAN’s write up about … Continue reading Anita Cameron Awarded for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement