Monday, August 5, 2013

Followup About Jenny

Disability No Excuse to Deprive One of Civil Liberties
Susan Mizner, Disability Counsel, ACLU, Huffington Post - August 5, 2013

This is a terrific piece about the guardianship ruling I posted about yesterday. It's an essential followup because Mizner explains effective alternatives to guardianship that address some peoples' need for support in a more limited, targeted way.

Speaking And Listening

Obama to address disabled veterans
David Jackson, USA Today - August 5, 2013

First of all, terrible writing:
"… an extra-special group of veterans: The disabled."

Second, I'm glad President Obama is speaking to the Disabled American Veterans convention, but it would be even better if he could attend one or two of the, "several seminars ... held to inform members on key legislative and policy issues affecting veterans." This is one group where the President should do more listening and learning than speaking.