Monday, September 10, 2007

Frida links #4

Links to news and commentaries about feminist-disability issues for your perusal:

A link to a special issue of Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies, which is tiled "Intersecting Gender and Disability Perspectives in Rethinking Postcolonial Identities." Thanks to Kay Olsen at The Gimp Parade for the heads up.

In this article, inventors say that brain signals can guide your wheelchair.

Kentucky plan will allow people with disabilities to stay in their communities.

Stephen Drake at Not Dead Yet has posted a commentary about a report that has just been released about the practices of the Oregon State Board of Nursing - it alleges, amongst other things that the board "routinely hid the actions of nurses who had committed crimes from criminal justice authorities," and that it allowed nurses with drug and alcohol dependencies to continue working while they received treatment.

Via Patricia E Bauer, a story about calls for police presence after abuse allegations in Texas institutions.

The baby of a Texan woman who was left in a coma after her estranged husband attacked her earlier this year, was delivered on Thursday via Caesaen section. Read the full article here.

A link here to an article about the closure of sheltered workshops in North Carolina.

Fighting For Disability Rights In America: Win, Lose...or Die Trying - to read the full article, go here.

Go here for an article in the The Boston Globe called "Families wage fight for brain-injured," that chronicles the efforts of families to secure care for Iraq veterans who have sustained traumatic brain injury in the Iraq conflict. It has been diagnosed in nearly 3,000 veterans.

After the death of a woman with disabilities at the Brotman Medical Centers, her family look for reasons and are stunned by what they learn ... Read the full article in The Lost Angeles Times here.