Chef Regina Mitchell’s Zoom cooking class begins like a lot of Zooms: friendly banter, reminders to mute here, some technical adjustments there. A few minutes after the 4:30 p.m. start time, there are about 20 people on the call. The menu for tonight: a vegetable stir-fry and a lemongrass-ginger soda. “The blind can cook!” she says to the camera and laughs. “People say when you have lemons, you make lemonade. I turn lemons into limoncello. Or a lemon pavlova.”
This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the viability of certain types of disability-based claims under three federal statutes. One petition involves the Americans with Disabilities Act. Another involves the interaction of the Affordable Care Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
Former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Brent Boyd, who played in the NFL from 1980 to 1986, says he suffered a series of concussions during his playing career, and when he attempted to navigate the NFL’s disability program, it became so confusing and defeating he coined a phrase about the experience.
Physicians who terminate pregnancies solely because women don’t want children with disabilities could face felony charges under a bill moving through the Florida House. Members of the House Health & Human Services Committee voted 12-8 on Tuesday to advance the controversial bill (HB 1221), which would apply to physicians who know or should know abortions they peform were requested solely because of prenatal diagnoses, tests or screenings that indicated fetuses would have disabilities.
Lydia X. Z. Brown, disability rights advocate, writer and attorney, gave a presentation titled “Weaving Crip, Mad, Queer, Trans Dreams: Disability Justice for Our Classrooms, Our Futures, and Our Freedom” on April 7 at 6:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. The event was hosted by Ohio University’s LGBT Center in collaboration with the Women’s Center and the Patton College of Education.
As a federal judge, he was impeached and removed from the bench. He was then elected to the House, where he became known as a strong liberal voice.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States, less than half of older Americans have legally stated their wishes should they become seriously ill, a new survey finds.
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is currently accepting nominations for the Outstanding Senior Citizen and Community Service Award. Nominations can be completed online at aaa5ohio.org or by requesting a form to be mailed to you. The deadline for nominations is May 28.
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