Friday, May 02, 2008

FRIDA links

for the week 04/25/2008 - 05/02/2008

Options are limited for aging caregivers and their adult children with disabilities, according to this story from the Wall Street Journal.

From the Nashville Tennessean, a profile of Mary Perry, 73, who is believed to be the oldest person living with Down syndrome.

A renowned oncologist changes her position on euthanasia after being diagnosed with cancer.

The State Division of Mental Health is discharging patients from psychiatric hospitals with little attention to how they will be cared for once they leave, according to the disability advocacy group Disability Rights North Carolina.

Eight out of ten nurses in the UK say they have left work distressed because they have not been able to treat patients with the respect and dignity they deserve, according to this report in the BBC News.

This e-news from Disabled Peoples International's (DPI) focusses on HIV/AIDS and disability.

A city of Poughkeepsie (NY) man who assaulted a disabled woman and stole from her was sented to 12 years to life in prison, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Disabled Peoples International (DPI) profiles the life and work of Gladys Charowa, who died in March. Gladys, who had a spinal chord injury following a car accident in 2001, was the Executive Director of the Disabled Women's Support Organization (DWSO) in Zimbabwe. She established DWSO in 2002 so as to challenge traditional views that there is nothing that can be done to support women and girls with spinal injuries. RIP, Gladys Charowa.