Open Blog Policy

My blog has an open posting policy, though there are rules.

The Rules

1. The Article you want posted must be your own. You must own it, and you must have written it.

2. If you have a blog then please include a link in your posting, along with the article.

3. Hate posts, posts that do more harm than good, and posts that contain foul language will be declined or sent back for editing at my whim. This is my space, and as much as I want to share it with you, I have certain standards and this will remain a safe place.

4. If your post contains potentially triggering information, you must put this in the introduction or title.

5. You are welcome/expected to post the article on your own blog first. The point of this is to increase traffic and share information, why not show case your other work as a result?

12 Comments

  1. You (and Renee) are much more generous than I. I have a hard time allowing comments sometimes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I don’t know if this is really generosity or secret laziness on my part. If you write something then I don’t have to once in a while. Not that I wouldn’t anyway, it is merely nice to imagine.

  3. soo.. am I understanding correctly? you are allowing other people to post on your blog?!

  4. Yes, that is exactly what I am doing. I have to approve the article, but, there are two reasons that I want to do this. Someone did it for me, and this helped me feel confident in what I was doing, and also I can learn from others so why not share the chance to teach with other people?

  5. This is a really great idea!
    When I find a suitable post, I might just submit it.
    I tend to use a lot of f***words, so I might have to edit it a bit, which isn’t a problem really.
    If you would like to make a guestpost for my blog, you’re welcome to do that, too!
    Since I’m a member of the Autism Hub, more people who search for Autism specific posts might discover your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thank you, I will definitely consider writing a guest post. I have one I need to actually publish too.

  7. Adult Protective Services exists to protect disabled and elderly adults from abusive caregivers and relatives. Apparently they should be on speed dial for all people who are vulnerable.

    I am so sorry you were victimized and glad he is shut out of your home now.

  8. They absolutely should be and they were called, it took two weeks for them to show up. I know the system needs a bit more efficiency now, but I also am positive that the people with APS are overwhelmed too. I am being given resources, so I can get my life back in order.

  9. Re, adult protective services

    For a while, I majored in social work in graduate school (though I do not now directly use my social work degree). One of the things I learned, partly though one of my social work internships, was:

    1. When alleged or suspected child abuse is reported, it legally must be investigated within 24 hours. I have not had direct experience with this, but at least that’s what’s supposed to happen.

    2. But if the alleged or suspected abuse is against a vulnerable adult then Adult Protective Services, at least in Washington DC, legally has 10 days to start investigating. The one time I needed to report something it actually took a lot longer because at that time they had no clue how to obtain a sign language interpreter. This was nearly a decade after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, so it had been their legal obligation to have a procedure in place for getting interpreters as needed for deaf clients for all that time and they still didn’t have it there.

    All this was more than a decade ago so I don’t know what things are like today in Wash DC. But I remember being upset that the work of adult protective services did not seem to have similar priority to the work of child protective services. And of course I also was upset that people with certain disabilities, including deaf people, were at an inherent disadvantage in receiving the protection they needed from the system.

  10. Well, I plan to break the system and put it back together so that it works better. If I had expected any reply and gotten one at all, I could’ve been moved already. It turns out that APS will also only assist you with moving out of a health hazard if you are willing to go into a Nursing home for the rest of your life. By choosing to live in the world instead of being warehoused I forewent any assistance.

    Hopefully by people who can and will advocate enduring situations like this, we can make changes. I will be working to update several laws, and to enforce the ADA with in my local Police again. If the first responders had done their job I wouldn’t have to worry right now. Discrimination at it’s finest.

  11. I assume you’ve heard of the Community Choice Act? which is supposed to make it easier for people with disabilities and “senior citizens” get funding to continue living in their own home, or otherwise out in the community, rather than in a nursing home. There are some facebook groups and so forth supporting that, plus the organization ADAPT (an organization which sounds like it might be up your alley … maybe you could lend your writing and public speaking skills to them?). I think ADAPT is on twitter and facebook and I’m sure they have other presence on the web as well.

  12. I have, I am a full on supporter. The problem I ran into is that despite legislation, no one cares with in the offices. I refuse to be warehoused, and I am already using the CCA to get my caregiver. It’s going to take some time and advocacy to get these people to do their jobs. Luckily when people fail me I just fight harder. I am lucky that I can. I had begun to start working up to approaching ADAPT before the current situation started, and after I move (six more days!) I plan to resume my advocacy activities.


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