Long COVID and People with Disabilities

Long COVID and People with Disabilities

Long COVID and People with Disabilities We know that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, and that the effects they experience are more severe. It may be that living in congregate settings where they can...
Thunderstorms and Lightning

Thunderstorms and Lightning

Thunderstorms and Lightning Last night we had quite a storm! I woke many times to the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning. When that happens, I often think about how blessed I am to be inside, comfortable, and safe. Lightning is the leading cause of death from...
Why Not Make a Plan?

Why Not Make a Plan?

Why Not Make a Plan? Why are people with disabilities so reluctant to create a plan for responding to disaster? We have the greatest likelihood of not surviving a disaster simply because we are disabled and must contend with that as well as whatever happens during an...
Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm I’ve been home this past couple of weeks recovering from surgery and have spent a great deal of my time watching television. I like following the weather station, especially with tornado season starting and mercy, have there been a lot of tornados...
Let’s Be Smart

Let’s Be Smart

Let’s Be Smart Let’s face it, life is hard! As I get older, I find that so many things are becoming more difficult than they used to be. It’s frustrating because mentally I feel much younger than my body tells me I am. When I stand up, I have to stand for a minute to...
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