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Inspiration
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Part 3 – Women with Disabilities: How Accessible is the Road to Motherhood?

On record, Bethany said that the DCS is “such a defunct, broken system… a whirlpool creating its own internal problems, and are not servicing the children in a healthy way.” While, as a potential adoptive parent, you are required to go through classes that are inspected at a microscopic level, the children that are in foster homes require only a fraction of this oversight or screening. They are being placed with multiple other children, often in unhealthy homes, and without care and safety.

Health Woman using a wheelchair celebrating in the office with her co workers
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Enrich Your Life by Building a Social Network of Friends, Lovers and Colleagues

We need to make more of an effort to improve our lives via the significant human interactions we all need to sustain our mental and physical health. Studies show that social interaction is necessary to prevent depression, as well as the positive physical effects of touch, eye to eye contact and mental stimulation we gain by actually being in the physical presence of others.

Design & Access
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Disabled Community and Entrepreneurs Unite!

We, as a community of people with disabilities, have a great deal power when we unify. If we all worked together to build the success of our community members, this success builds on itself, and the money and power that comes with it strengthens us all.
How can we begin to support this type of community empowerment, which has already been done successfully by groups such as the Gay Alliance, The Rainbow Coalition, the NAACP, and the Jewish Federation?

Dating
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From Friendship to Love: A Courtship Grown out of the Love of Sports

Before the romance, there was a basis in friendship. “We were really good friends for two or three years before we starting dating and spent a lot of time together.” She was in a relationship at the time, and friendship was all there was until a visit home from college when her relationship ended. “One night we went to a Bronco event, that was the night we had our first kiss.  Then slowly it came together.”

Lifestyle
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Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness: The Way to Self-Love and Respect

Stand up for yourself. You deserve to be heard and to be taken seriously. You deserve to get what you paid for, and you certainly deserve to have your time and your health respected. You may be shy, and assertiveness may not come naturally, but if your gut is telling you that you are being pushed too far, don’t ignore it. Take the steps you need to defend and protect your own best self-interest.

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