Friday, July 25, 2008

Frida links

for the week 07/18/2006 to 07/25/2008

Amputee athletes are ready to participate in the Extremity Games that begin Thursday near Detroit, the Associated Press reports.

A teenage boy with multiple disabilities died when his ventilator stopped working during a power outage in East Boston. A backup battery appears to have malfunctioned, it is reported here.

A Palestinian woman wants to stay in the more accessible USA.

Judges in Washington have ruled that disability laws protect those that are unable to have sex, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A woman sues over discrimination against a service monkey.

Over 700 people participated in the annual march and rally of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) in Washington DC, according to this post at the JFA blog.

"Weird, wicked and wonderfully perverse," is how film reviewer Jeannetee Catsoulis describes the film Death and Disability that opens in Manhattan today.

Students with disabilities in Maryland are celebrating a new law that grants them the right to compete alongside their peers in mainstream athletics, its reported here.

A former medical student is suing the University of Calgary for allegedly discriminating against him because he has a mental illness, according to this report.

The death of a 99-year-old woman in Chicago "appears to be the result of elderly abuse," according to authorities.