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August 29, 2007



There's a new program in WA state that requires people in sheltered workshops to move into "real" employment. I read an article on it, and thought, do they have any idea how hard it is for me to keep a good (in my case, professional) job? And I have full cognitive and motor skills, but am low energy due to RA, and get sick a lot because the drugs suppress my immune system. It sucks. And I have a big advantage, because it's all invisible and I don't have to disclose. There's so little support for anyone who can't function like a robot to be an employee.

I'm sorry people said all those awful things to you. I'm impressed by your resilience.

Blind Law Student

Wow. I've heard similar things, unfortunately. At one of my summer jobs, the HR person said to me, "You know, I've been saying for a long time now that we should hire the handicapped. Some of them are really quite trainable." Thanks for blogging about this. You're right--it's a truth that manages to be funny and disheartening at the same time.


Sometime I wish I had a little hidden camera. Just imagine the documentary that is our lives...

The Domestic Goddess



Lisa - I am with Bliss. It's just unbelievable. If you had that camera you could be the Michael Moore of disability rights. That is just aweful!

Lady Bracknell

"Appalled" doesn't even begin to describe my reaction.


I can't believe what I have just read! That is unreal and one of the most appalling things I have ever read.


The lethal combination of ignorance and authority that these people displayed is disturbing and all to common...

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