The definition of disability changes depending upon who you ask. The dictionary, the ADA, and Social Security all have definitions that they created. Which begs the question, who has the right to determine the definition of disability?
Anti-vaxers and pro-vaxers have been arguing over the safety of childhood vaccinations. Science has repeatedly come out and testified that vaccinations do not cause autism and other types of disabilities. Autism Speaks has recently revised its stance on childhood vaccinations saying “Scientific research has not directly connected autism to vaccines.”
Three things that do not necessarily lead to happiness at work concern the desire to receive more things from your employer. Happiness may not lie in the fulfillment of these desires, but in the fulfillment of positive interaction with our co-workers.
Angry about the movie Me Before You? If so, you are not alone. Many in the disability community certainly are. The movie portrays a quadriplegic character who falls in love with his caretaker, and she him. It isn’t the romance that people have a problem with, it is the ending, which many believe sends the wrong message about living life to the fullest, with or with out a disability.
Are you still using or anticipating using the four percent retirement rule? Maybe you ought to think twice before doing so. This rule was a great rule of thumb when it was created in the mid-90s up until about 10 years ago. Then interest rates plummeted, and with them, the efficacy of the four percent withdrawal rule.
Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. Do you use them when justifying not purchasing Disability Insurance? If so, here is a compilation of popular excuses, and why these excuses, once looked at a little closer end up to be largely unfounded.
Should I use the term “disabled person” or a “person with a disability.” Our first inclination is to use the former, which is called Person First language. However, there are many people who prefer “disabled person”; this word structure denotes Identity First language. Both sides of the debate have interesting points explained here.
Do you fit the Millennial Generation stereotypes that are proliferated? Probably not. This is not a one-size-fits-all generation any more than any other generation. Take a look at some of the surprising Millennial stats that illustrate this generation’s complexity and diversity.
96 percent of all illnesses are invisible. This includes hidden disabilities. So before you call your co-worker lazy for clocking out early, consider the fact that they may be suffering from a hidden disability such as debilitating pain, a sleep disorder, or hearing and vision impairment.
Time to worry? Recent studies of mental health on college campuses has indicated that there is a growing segment of college students who show signs of mental illness. Oftentimes, there are many resources that troubled students have access to, but they often don’t due to the feeling that they are “weak” or “crazy.”