Therese Nadeau

Safety tips for living alone with a disability

posted on September 1, 2008 - 12:40pm
Reason number three: You can decorate your place with an array of wheelchairs, walkers and standing frames. Reason number two: Your roommate doesn’t leave her dishes for your caregiver to wash. And, the number one reason people with disabilities want to live alone: You can roll around the house naked and nobody says a word.
posted on July 1, 2003 - 12:17pm
Mama might have taught you to be modest and retiring, but those qualities don't cut it when you're fighting the system. Successful advocacy demands that you believe you're entitled to have what you want, and that you squawk loudly enough to get it. But squawking is an art. Rude, angry squawking can lead straight to the chopping block. It takes finesse coupled with persistence — squawking in...