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A Plea for Sheltered Workshops — Give The Disabled A Chance to Win

A Plea for Sheltered Workshops — Give The Disabled A Chance to Win

By Naomi Fisher Throughout our lives we have been told, “Whether you win or lose, the most important thing is that you tried your best,” or “There can be only one winner, but it’s important you tried your best,” or how about the Special Olympics motto for handicapped, “If I cannot win, let me be […]

Sheltered Workshop Closures — A Follow-up

Sheltered Workshop Closures — A Follow-up

Viewpoint: Trans Pacific Partnership — The Loss of Citizens’ Rights

Viewpoint: Trans Pacific Partnership — The Loss of Citizens’ Rights

  . By Naomi Fisher Having tried to read the TPP pact I could draw only one conclusion: The “Parties” constantly mentioned throughout referred to the member countries. I searched numerous documents and could find NO reference to citizens of those “Parties” or any citizens rights. Chapter 18, Article 18.3 states: Appropriate measures, provided they […]

Governmentally Discriminated Against — Workshops for the Disabled Slated to Close

Governmentally Discriminated Against — Workshops for the Disabled Slated to Close

By N. Fisher Last year the Department of Education entered this statement into the Federal Register: “People with disabilities represent a vital and integral part of our society, and we are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities have opportunities to compete for and enjoy high quality employment…” (80 FR 21059, April 2015) Why then […]