My Thoughts on Why I Wear a Mask

It’s been almost three years of thinking about and planning around COVID-19. We’re all sick of worrying about the illness. For those of us who are at an increased risk if we become infected, we can’t ignore its presence. Even with this, I’ve changed my approach over the last few years (and even months). I’mContinue reading “My Thoughts on Why I Wear a Mask”

Top Issues Facing People with Disabilities and Personal Care Attendants

Like many people with disabilities, I rely on the support of personal care attendants to complete activities of daily living. These supports are vital for us to live our day-to-day lives, however, working as a personal care attendant is not an easy job. Personal care attendants should be treated with more respect. Hiring Personal CareContinue reading “Top Issues Facing People with Disabilities and Personal Care Attendants”

How to Host Parties and Celebrations During a Pandemic

It’s been 2 years since the pandemic began. We’re still adjusting for ways to be safe and have fun. Once I realized that COVID-19 wasn’t going away any time soon, I started to get creative. Here are some ideas of how you can show your family and friends how much you care about them onContinue reading “How to Host Parties and Celebrations During a Pandemic”

21 Things I’m Thankful for in 2021

As Thanksgiving approaches, I reflecting on all the things I am thankful for. While 2021 was certainly better than 2020 for the world, we still haven’t fully recovered from the global pandemic. Nonetheless, I have so many things to be thankful for, so here’s my 21 things I’m thankful for in 2021. My husband. WeContinue reading “21 Things I’m Thankful for in 2021”

School’s Out for the Summer

For the past two years, I have taught a college-level class on disability person centered planning during the Spring semester. I started teaching this class last year, in the Spring of 2020, and as you can imagine, with a worldwide pandemic, things got tricky pretty fast! I began in January of 2020 with an in-personContinue reading “School’s Out for the Summer”

People with Disabilities and Vaccinations

For some people with disabilities, it has been a bit difficult to get vaccinated. While living in Wyoming, it has been easy to stay safe and isolated in my small town. I am scheduled to get my vaccine on Wednesday. Here is some information to help you understand some of the tips or procedures thatContinue reading “People with Disabilities and Vaccinations”

Josh McDermott: Working from Home

The other day, I received a notification on my iPhone that showed photos of me and one of my friends out to lunch at a restaurant in New York sitting at a high-top table. A huge smile came across my face. Thanks to my phone, I remember that was the last photo I took beforeContinue reading “Josh McDermott: Working from Home”

The 2020 Word of the Year

Pandemic. It’s a word that has dominated our lives this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly impacted everyone’s life in one way or another, so it’s no surprise that Merriam-Webster and have declared “pandemic” the Word of the Year. For electric wheelchair users and individuals with disabilities, the pandemic has changed many aspects ofContinue reading “The 2020 Word of the Year”