Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to disability-related items shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

This week we explored disabled people making videos on YouTube:

Please also note that we continue to update and share publicity for the Winz N’ Pinz bowling fundraiser. If you are on Facebook, please share the Facebook announcement too, and encourage others to d the same. Every time someone shares the announcement on Facebook we will reserve a 50/50 ticket for them. It’s just a little incentive to get the word out!

Three Links This Week

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Links to three articles shared in this week’s NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is added every day.

This week - October 27 - November 2, 2018:

Three election-related pieces for people with disabilities.

1. Bravery
Allison Jonergin, NCCI Blog - October 28, 2018

Another NCCI blog guest post.


2. Things to consider as winter approaches
Sarah Levis, Haliburton Echo - October 10, 2018

This could have been written by someone here in the North Country!

3. The Invalid Corps: A Forgotten History of Disabled Veterans
Day Al-Mohamed

Website for a documentary that has just been completed, about a corps of Union Soldiers with disabilities in the Civil War. Here’s the trailer …

Three Links This Week: ADA Anniversary

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Links to three articles shared in this week’s NCCI social media. This week, it’s three videos, all related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed 28 years ago this Thursday, July 26.

You can visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:


This week - July 21-26, 2018:

1. Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities | ADA 25th Anniversary


Video made thee years ago, on the origins of the ADA and the idea behind it.

2. Drunk History - Judy Heumann Fights for People with Disabilities


A humorous but accurate look at the biggest disability activism effort before the ADA: the 504 Protests.

3. Jennifer Keelan | The Capitol Crawl


One of the key moments in the movement to pass the ADA.

YouTube Videos Week, Day 5

This week, (February 5-9, 20188), we are sharing two disability-related YouTube videos each day. The idea is for more people to actually see these terrific videos, but also to remind everyone that YouTube is a great place to find amazing disability-related stories and ideas. These and other videos will also be added to a “Must-See Videos” playlist at the NCCI YouTube Channel.

I got 99 problems... palsy is just one | Maysoon Zayid


Pro Infirmis «Because who is perfect?»





YouTube Videos Week, Day 4

This week, (February 5-9, 20188), we are sharing two disability-related YouTube videos each day. The idea is for more people to actually see these terrific videos, but also to remind everyone that YouTube is a great place to find amazing disability-related stories and ideas. These and other videos will also be added to a “Must-See Videos” playlist at the NCCI YouTube Channel.


Able Privilege, Re-Conceptualizing Disability: Alan Larson at TEDxSFA


Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism


YouTube Videos Week, Day 3

This week, (February 5-9, 20188), we are sharing two disability-related YouTube videos each day. The idea is for more people to actually see these terrific videos, but also to remind everyone that YouTube is a great place to find amazing disability-related stories and ideas. These and other videos will also be added to a “Must-See Videos” playlist at the NCCI YouTube Channel.


Stare at Shannon - Episode 10 - Supermarket Edition


My Gimpy Life - Series Trailer


YouTube Videos Week, Day 2

This week, (February 5-9, 20188), we are sharing two disability-related YouTube videos each day. The idea is for more people to actually see these terrific videos, but also to remind everyone that YouTube is a great place to find amazing disability-related stories and ideas. These and other videos will also be added to a “Must-See Videos” playlist at the NCCI YouTube Channel.


Our fight for disability rights and why we're not done yet | Judith Heumann | TEDxMidAtlantic


2016 ASAN Gala: Ari Ne'eman


YouTube Videos Week, Day 1

This week, (February 5-9, 20188), we are sharing two disability-related YouTube videos each day. The idea is for more people to actually see these terrific videos, but also to remind everyone that YouTube is a great place to find amazing disability-related stories and ideas. These and other videos will also be added to a “Must-See Videos” playlist at the NCCI YouTube Channel.


Rebelwheels NYC Channel Trailer | #DisabledYouTuber


Chronic Pain/Illness: When to push and when to rest... [CC]




NCCI on YouTube

Have you visited NCCI's YouTube Channel?

So far, we have 6 videos posted about NCCI, and a separate list of 28 disability-related videos by others that are worth a look. Note that whenever possible, the videos we produce about NCCI include closed captions if you need them.

Click here to visit NCCI's YouTube Channel, or view our original videos below:

North Country Center for Independence Introduction




GoFundMe Thank You




#CuomoFails Protest: Albany, New York




CDPAP Presentation




Upcoming Changes in Clinton County Transportation




NCCI Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Health Care Updates

Before finishing the series of questions on health care and the disability community, let's take a look at two related events that happened yesterday, June 22, 2017:

1. An initial Senate version of the American Health Care Act ... which is being called by the Senate the Better Care Reconciliation Act, (BCRA) ... was released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. Here are three breakdowns of what's in the Senate bill at this point.

The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained
Sarah Kliff, Vox.com - June 22, 2017

Here is a chart from the Huffington Post comparing the Affordable Care Act, (Obamacare), the American Health Care Act, and the Better Care Reconciliation Act:


The New York Times also has a comparison chart, showing which provisions of Obamacare would be kept, eliminated, or changed under the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act:

How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare
Haeyoun Park and Margot Sanger-Katz, New York Times - June 22, 2017

2. Almost the moment Sen. McConnell's office released the Senate bill, the disability rights organization ADAPT demonstrated against it at McConnell's office. Protesters were literally hauled away by police, and the scene was broadcast on both local and national news. In fact, later that evening, Rachel Maddow spent over 20 minutes on the protest and the reasons and history behind it ... including giving a rare retelling, to a mainstream audience, of ADAPT's history and the history of disability rights in America. Here's the segment. It's well worth watching and sharing (Click below to start the video):