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lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

hi everyone. my landlord threatened me & my my roommate/best friend yesterday (5/17) with eviction for making a late, partial rent payment this month. my bff is going to pay the rest of the rent with her next paycheck, but after that she will be left overdrafted by hundreds of dollars. I receive SNAP but we need to buy things like gas, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, soap, food for my ESA, etc. on top of all this, I just went through a really devastating breakup and I’m severely depressed & suicidal. I can’t imagine becoming homeless again and not killing myself this time.  

I’m an autistic disabled gay nonbinary person, and I’ve been unable to work for a long time due to chronic pain & severe airborne allergies (this week I left my house for an hour & went into anaphylaxis, to give some context). I’ve applied for SSI many times & have been denied. I’m currently waiting on a decision for my most recent application - my case worker thinks I will get it this time, but I wouldn’t receive a check until around July. until then I have no income whatsoever. my bff pays for rent & utilities, but she’s fallen behind because her income really isn’t enough to support the both of us. we’re selling anything we have of value but that isn’t much. she supports me financially ever since my family kicked me out for being gay, shortly after having brain surgery, leaving me homeless for months. my bff & I have both been homeless before and we’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. if you’re able to help us out, you can donate at the links below. any amount is appreciated, but please don’t donate if it’s going to leave you in a position similar to mine. if you want more details or there’s a specific form of proof you’d like to see, feel free to message me. thank you for reading. 

https://cash.me/$autistpsyche
https://www.paypal.me/autistpsyche

thank you so much to the person who sent $15! 💜

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today one of my neighbors parked in my spot (we all have assigned spaces) so I went & knocked on her door to ask her to move. she was like “well I can’t move because someone took my parking space, people are always taking my parking space” and I was like “yeah…me too. the problem is I’m disabled so walking is very painful for me, and my spot is close enough for me to walk to and from the car.” she totally blew me off, clearly didn’t believe I’m disabled, interrupted me, and said she wouldn’t park her car in the street (we have multiple guest parking spaces she could park in, not on the street). anyway the person in her spot moved so she moved, but it was very clear she would not move for my disabled ass if it at all inconvenienced her. like nice to know your car is worth more than my wellbeing, not to mention someone taking your spot doesn’t mean you should take someone else’s!

has anyone successfully dealt with this? I’m considering buying a cone and painting a disabled symbol on it, but I feel like one of my neighbors would just throw it out or something. I’ve been through the “I’m disabled, please don’t take my spot” thing with every single one of my neighbors and none of them take me seriously. recently a different neighbor laughed at me and demanded to see my disabled placard, then continued making fun of me, loudly, outside where I could hear them.

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skagra9482:

My CRPS will confine me to a bed for the rest of my life.
By end of tonight (May 21), $450 must be raised for my disability care & legal fees. Disability care is my only means of accessing water & basic hygiene.

Only care workers can provide me with consistent water and home cooked meals. Due to my complex regional pain syndrome [medical reports], I can’t even sit up or walk to a tap. My life itself depends on donations to fund disability care, with potential effects of neglect being: life-threatening dehydration; eviction to the streets from lack of paid cleaning; infections and cockroach bites from poor hygiene; and starvation. I’m also suffering severe deterioration, with my doctor explicitly stating that I may eventually need to live in a hospital if I don’t receive enough disability care now. Whether I receive enough donations will determine if I die from neglect, and if I’d live with the misery of more fatigue & pain for the rest of my life. I am begging you to consider donating to my disability care costs, as well as legal fees to challenge the government’s refusal to fund my disability care. To avoid scrambling to raise thousands of dollars within hours of a due date, donations must be gradually raised within a strict timeline.  Recurring donations for my care can be made here& must be **registered at this link** to be valid

                              PLEASE DONATE HERE 
Automatic donations counter must reach: $450
PayPal & card payments are both accepted.

*NB: I have a new fundraising page as part of an annual update.

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decodering:

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

Karwai Pun, GOV.UK:

The dos and don’ts of designing for accessibility are general guidelines, best design practices for making services accessible in government. Currently, there are six different posters in the series that cater to users from these areas: low vision, D/deaf and hard of hearing, dyslexia, motor disabilities, users on the autistic spectrum and users of screen readers.

[…] Another aim of the posters is that they’re meant to be general guidance as opposed to being overly prescriptive. Using bright contrast was advised for some (such as those with low vision) although some users on the autistic spectrum would prefer differently. Where advice seems contradictory, it’s always worth testing your designs with users to find the right balance, making compromises that best suit the users’ needs.

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equalityformost:

grimdarkthroes:

as ur friendly Neighborhood Nursing Student™ i feel somewhat compelled to remind everyone with the hot weather:

  1. every liquid except sea water and alcohol hydrates you. It’s not CHUG WATER OR DIE. in fact, gatorade and the like are designed to hydrate you efficiently.
  2. yeah, this includes coffee and tea and soda. the diuretic is not enough to cancel out the liquid. juices and milk have solids in them, sure, but they’re also mostly liquid! it counts. 
  3. your body can only absorb so much water at a time, so chugging 64 oz of water at noon and calling it good will do a wonderful job of flushing your kidneys, but not so much of hydrating your tissues. it’s more important that you’re getting consistent fluid throughout the day. 
  4. there’s a lot of fancy ways to determine How Much Water (Liquid) I Should Drink but honestly? 8 oz (1 cup) every other hour on cool days and 8 oz every hour on hot days should be fine (assuming you sleep for a normal amount of time per day…. i’m assuming ur awake 16 hours a day.)
  5. figure out how many oz each of ur favorite cups is. it’ll help your guesstimation. 
  6. if ur urine is darker than light yellow, you’re dehydrated. 
  7. if u pinch the skin on the back of ur hand for a couple seconds and it takes more than a second or two go to back to normal then ur dehydrated. 

In regards to #1, don’t take this as an excuse to drink the sugar water that they call sports drinks. They aren’t bad for you per se, but please choose water.

actually this entire post was written in the spirit of ppl using it as an excuse to drink sports drinks and soda etc

ppl have been commenting abt sodium levels in soda and sugar levels in sports drinks and thats all well and good but what i’ve noticed is that people who internalize “well, ONLY WATER hydrates me” but who HATE WATER remain horrifically dehydrated cause they dont drink anything. 

so like. if ur a person who haaaaates tap water, this is absolutely me giving you permission to drink whatever fluid you can stomach. please take this as a direct excuse to drink nothing but gatorade if that’s what it takes to get enough fluid into ur body.

it’s not the healthiest for you, sure, but you’re a smart enough person to know that. please drink fluids anyways. 

if u like water thats gr8. if you can stomach water that’s gr8. if you can’t, that’s okay too, and you need to stay hydrated just as much as anyone else, so please drink. 

reblogging because it’s so common for chronically ill people (especially us with chronic nausea) to have trouble drinking enough water - drinking stuff with sodium is great for those of us with POTS or adrenal insufficiency, and sugar helps with nausea. I always dehydrate quickly if I don’t keep juice, sodas, and popsicles around.

oh, and one more note: if you get nauseated drinking tap water but not bottled drinks, you may be allergic or sensitive to something in tap water. I’m mildly allergic to fluoride, so I drink (and cook with) Crystal Geyser brand water, which is fluoride-free.

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lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

hi everyone. my landlord threatened me & my my roommate/best friend yesterday (5/17) with eviction for making a late, partial rent payment this month. my bff is going to pay the rest of the rent with her next paycheck, but after that she will be left overdrafted by hundreds of dollars. I receive SNAP but we need to buy things like gas, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, soap, food for my ESA, etc. on top of all this, I just went through a really devastating breakup and I’m severely depressed & suicidal. I can’t imagine becoming homeless again and not killing myself this time.  

I’m an autistic disabled gay nonbinary person, and I’ve been unable to work for a long time due to chronic pain & severe airborne allergies (this week I left my house for an hour & went into anaphylaxis, to give some context). I’ve applied for SSI many times & have been denied. I’m currently waiting on a decision for my most recent application - my case worker thinks I will get it this time, but I wouldn’t receive a check until around July. until then I have no income whatsoever. my bff pays for rent & utilities, but she’s fallen behind because her income really isn’t enough to support the both of us. we’re selling anything we have of value but that isn’t much. she supports me financially ever since my family kicked me out for being gay, shortly after having brain surgery, leaving me homeless for months. my bff & I have both been homeless before and we’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. if you’re able to help us out, you can donate at the links below. any amount is appreciated, but please don’t donate if it’s going to leave you in a position similar to mine. if you want more details or there’s a specific form of proof you’d like to see, feel free to message me. thank you for reading. 

https://cash.me/$autistpsyche
https://www.paypal.me/autistpsyche

thank you so much to the person who sent $15! 💜

please reblog or donate if you can - I need to buy food & litter for my cat, shampoo, soap, benadryl and socks for me, and gas so my roommate can get to work this week

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lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

hi everyone. my landlord threatened me & my my roommate/best friend yesterday (5/17) with eviction for making a late, partial rent payment this month. my bff is going to pay the rest of the rent with her next paycheck, but after that she will be left overdrafted by hundreds of dollars. I receive SNAP but we need to buy things like gas, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, soap, food for my ESA, etc. on top of all this, I just went through a really devastating breakup and I’m severely depressed & suicidal. I can’t imagine becoming homeless again and not killing myself this time.  

I’m an autistic disabled gay nonbinary person, and I’ve been unable to work for a long time due to chronic pain & severe airborne allergies (this week I left my house for an hour & went into anaphylaxis, to give some context). I’ve applied for SSI many times & have been denied. I’m currently waiting on a decision for my most recent application - my case worker thinks I will get it this time, but I wouldn’t receive a check until around July. until then I have no income whatsoever. my bff pays for rent & utilities, but she’s fallen behind because her income really isn’t enough to support the both of us. we’re selling anything we have of value but that isn’t much. she supports me financially ever since my family kicked me out for being gay, shortly after having brain surgery, leaving me homeless for months. my bff & I have both been homeless before and we’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. if you’re able to help us out, you can donate at the links below. any amount is appreciated, but please don’t donate if it’s going to leave you in a position similar to mine. if you want more details or there’s a specific form of proof you’d like to see, feel free to message me. thank you for reading. 

https://cash.me/$autistpsyche
https://www.paypal.me/autistpsyche

thank you so much to the person who sent $15! 💜

please reblog or donate if you can - I need to buy food & litter for my cat, shampoo, soap, benadryl and socks for me, and gas so my roommate can get to work this week

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lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

hi everyone. my landlord threatened me & my my roommate/best friend yesterday (5/17) with eviction for making a late, partial rent payment this month. my bff is going to pay the rest of the rent with her next paycheck, but after that she will be left overdrafted by hundreds of dollars. I receive SNAP but we need to buy things like gas, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, soap, food for my ESA, etc. on top of all this, I just went through a really devastating breakup and I’m severely depressed & suicidal. I can’t imagine becoming homeless again and not killing myself this time.  

I’m an autistic disabled gay nonbinary person, and I’ve been unable to work for a long time due to chronic pain & severe airborne allergies (this week I left my house for an hour & went into anaphylaxis, to give some context). I’ve applied for SSI many times & have been denied. I’m currently waiting on a decision for my most recent application - my case worker thinks I will get it this time, but I wouldn’t receive a check until around July. until then I have no income whatsoever. my bff pays for rent & utilities, but she’s fallen behind because her income really isn’t enough to support the both of us. we’re selling anything we have of value but that isn’t much. she supports me financially ever since my family kicked me out for being gay, shortly after having brain surgery, leaving me homeless for months. my bff & I have both been homeless before and we’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. if you’re able to help us out, you can donate at the links below. any amount is appreciated, but please don’t donate if it’s going to leave you in a position similar to mine. if you want more details or there’s a specific form of proof you’d like to see, feel free to message me. thank you for reading. 

https://cash.me/$autistpsyche
https://www.paypal.me/autistpsyche

thank you so much to the person who sent $15! 💜

please reblog or donate if you can - I need to buy food & litter for my cat, shampoo, soap, benadryl and socks for me, and gas so my roommate can get to work this week

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andreashettle:

mmmyoursquid:

seananmcguire:

mmmyoursquid:

chameleonchild:

eenymeenypia:

mmmyoursquid:

People love to talk about whether or not disabled people can work

but if you can work just fine and your disability is destroying your ability to have a life outside of work (because work takes all your energy and more)

Dead silence. Nobody cares.

File this under, oh you can be active for 4 hours? You can work part-time. Um no, I have to get ready for work (30 min) get to work (15 min) get home from work (15 min) feed myself all day (30 min) maintain myself, my home and my life (15 min, yeah right), which leaves 15 min for work and absolutely nothing else.

This is so accurate, back after I’d relapsed I wanted to try and go in for one class at school so I could still stay in contact with the education system. I let slip during a meeting that I managed to drag myself to that I could manage about 4 hours of activity a week, which the teacher sprang on to mean I was being lazy for just trying to get to 1 hour class. Never matter that it was 30 minutes travel, that I would have to get washed and dressed, that I would probably still need to recover for 3 days from it. 

Far too often abled people see the things they do easily as “non activities”, they don’t realise that for many disabled people these things have to be carefully planned and measured, and sometimes they simply can’t be done.

reblog bc the non activities thing seems really important words

I get X number of pain-free steps per day right now, which means that, for large conventions (like SDCC), I need to be in a mobility device.  I had someone ask if I used up my steps every day before transferring to the scooter, and look surprised and a little horrified when I said “no, I save them so I can go to the bathroom unassisted.”  Like, they had never considered that walking is involved in peeing.

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Reblogging for the important point that the term “activity” may mean something very different and much broader for a disabled person with a chronic pain or fatigue related condition compared to its meaning for a non disabled person. If you’re tired enough, simply sitting up in a chair rather than lying in bed is an activity that drains energy otherwise usable for other things. A thing I knew from other people with pain and fatigue related conditions, but worth reinforcing for followers who didnt know or had forgotten.
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lavenderautistic:

lavenderautistic:

hi everyone. my landlord threatened me & my my roommate/best friend yesterday (5/17) with eviction for making a late, partial rent payment this month. my bff is going to pay the rest of the rent with her next paycheck, but after that she will be left overdrafted by hundreds of dollars. I receive SNAP but we need to buy things like gas, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, soap, food for my ESA, etc. on top of all this, I just went through a really devastating breakup and I’m severely depressed & suicidal. I can’t imagine becoming homeless again and not killing myself this time.  

I’m an autistic disabled gay nonbinary person, and I’ve been unable to work for a long time due to chronic pain & severe airborne allergies (this week I left my house for an hour & went into anaphylaxis, to give some context). I’ve applied for SSI many times & have been denied. I’m currently waiting on a decision for my most recent application - my case worker thinks I will get it this time, but I wouldn’t receive a check until around July. until then I have no income whatsoever. my bff pays for rent & utilities, but she’s fallen behind because her income really isn’t enough to support the both of us. we’re selling anything we have of value but that isn’t much. she supports me financially ever since my family kicked me out for being gay, shortly after having brain surgery, leaving me homeless for months. my bff & I have both been homeless before and we’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. if you’re able to help us out, you can donate at the links below. any amount is appreciated, but please don’t donate if it’s going to leave you in a position similar to mine. if you want more details or there’s a specific form of proof you’d like to see, feel free to message me. thank you for reading. 

https://cash.me/$autistpsyche
https://www.paypal.me/autistpsyche

thank you so much to the person who sent $15! 💜

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