Reading the book, I now have a slightly different view of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie. AKA, I’m now disappointed that they didn’t include that the admin and people in charge of the guardianship people legit believed that she’s intellectually disabled in addition to her being autistic and a bit MH disabled side. They just played up her MH stuff in the movie. So some of the crap that happened to her because of that system? was done in part because of those characters perceptions of her as intellectually disabled and thus of her as a perfect victim. Just. I would have got around to reading this book a lot sooner if I had realized how much it would resonate with me not just on a woman-y level but on a disability level. yeah there’s some bullshit here and there but. Damn.
UCP Central PA Part Time Employment Announcement
Family Support & Community Mapper QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Ideal candidates possess excellent oral communication skills, outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, proficient computer use including Microsoft Office and the Internet, and experience with data entry. Family members of children with disabilities are preferred. Part-time 25 hours/week
September 20, 2011
UCP has a part time position open in the Family Support Service department in Camp Hill, PA.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume to Roxanne Daniel – email: email@example.com , US mail: UCP Central PA, 44 South 38th Street Camp Hill, PA 17011, or fax: 717-975-0839.
Family Support & Community Mapper
The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Ideal candidates possess excellent oral communication skills, outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, proficient computer use including Microsoft Office and the Internet, and experience with data entry. Family members of children with disabilities are preferred.
Part-time 25 hours/week
PENNSYLVANIA PEOPLES (and friends)!!! I have a big issue
I have a big issue I’m going to be talking about here in the next couple of days, and I would really like for you guys to support and spread word. It has to do with Mental Health Services and Dis rights and classism.
So, yeah, I will really really want your support/reblogs/blogs/general awareness spreading here soon.
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I feel really uncomfortable about the Charlie Sheen thing. New information is one thing. I can deal with that, he’s a public figure. But the same clips are hashed and rehashed and now I really feel like his MH issues are being used as entertainment.
In the 1800s one of the income streams that Mental Asylums had (even off books) was that Gentle Folk would pay a little bit and go and watch the inmates. This was done much like going to the zoo to watch the monkeys.
We sadly haven’t changed much. But now, with an increase in community based treatment and less of a hush hush of the rich, we merely need to turn on the TV. We sit at home to dehumanize, instead of traveling to the countryside where the sounds of “other” are insulated by miles.
Learning about a situation is one thing. Dwelling on it, rehashing every last clip a thousand times as proof of how “other” he is is another entirely.
Should he be held accountable for those he harms? Yeah, sure, but voyeurism on our parts does nothing towards that aim.
/someone who had to watch 20/20 again tonight because that’s what the grandmas wanted to watch since nothing else seemed to be on.