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 2010 video description of ADAPT and why anger is still essential.

Videos2010 video description of ADAPT and why anger is still essential. ADAPT is working to end the Medicaid bias in the nation's Medicaid system. The current legislation is called the Community Choice Act. Video from years of ADAPT demonstrations.






There is an institutional bias in our society that has needlessly forced many people into nursing homes when other options such as in home personal care services would be cheaper. Having the choice to live in your own home and not a nursing home, is not just a quality of life issue. It is a life issue.

Jodi James understood that. A few years ago, when Jodi and I were meeting with Roland Sykes and discussing the problem of the institutional bias. She shared with everyone present how close she came to being forced into a nursing home. Jodi understood how fortunate she was to have avoided institutionalization.

At the time of her death, Jodi James was an active and respected member of her community. She touched the lives of many as the disability student services coordinator at a University. She was a supporter of onecandream.com member of ADAPT, and a wonderful advocate who cared first and foremost about ensuring that others had the opportunities she had. She was a tremendous asset to her community... I have to wonder how many assets we are loosing, and how many people are not reaching their fullest potential simply because of a systemic institutional bias that presumes the often more expensive nursing home care will be paid for, but does not make the same assumption that the often cheaper in home personal care services will be paid for.

I worked very closely with Jodi James to try and improve the situation for people with disabilities not just in my community, or even my state... but across the country. The Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council once condemned Jodi when she went to for going to an ADAPT action. They said she had an "AGENDA" though they never clarified what that meant.

I will tell you what Jodi's agenda was. Her agenda was to improve the quality of life for folks with disabilities like herself, and do what she could to ensure that none of us, herself included, would be stuck with no other options besides a nursing home.

To learn more about Jodi James' advocacy efforts in Indiana visit the ICOIL topic Section of the onecandream community or go to http://onecandream.com/indiana_silc_icoil_resources

That said, when people are not even given the choice to live in the community, (Which is what the Community Choice Act is all about), then it is not just the individual's quality of life that suffers -- we all do. If Jodi James were here, she would tell you herself how important it is that people have the freedom of community choice. Jodi James was proud to be a member of ADAPT, and we here at onecandream feel privileged, proud, and honored she was on our team.

Note: Free Our People


Posted by onecandream on Saturday, February 20 @ 19:37:27 PST (1425 reads)
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 Topic: Star Trek Versus Star Wars

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Posted by onecandream on Sunday, February 14 @ 08:32:05 PST (508 reads)
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 One Youth Spoke Up About Her Concerns About the Environment to the UN.

VideosAnonymous writes "The Girl who Silenced the world for five minutes



When she addressed a UN Meeting on issue of environment
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Posted by onecandream on Saturday, December 05 @ 11:18:56 PST (2244 reads)
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 Topic: Amazing Guitar Player - (Believe in Yourself)

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Posted by onecandream on Tuesday, December 01 @ 08:17:45 PST (2230 reads)
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 This Holiday Season, Remember Why We Fight Crowds to get the best Gifts

VideosMany are still full from Thanksgiving. Most have even survived Black Friday... but now the holiday shopping season has officially started. Onecandream would like to pause a moment and remember that there are many reasons why we fight crowds to get the best gifts -- the most important reason isn't simply to get the most bang for your buck.


Christmas Shoes




This year when we get frustrated because we don't have enough money, or time and we are stuck in traffic... instead of getting angry, maybe we should just take the time to give thanks.... that we are alive and able to get out and experience these things. This year when we get frustrated because we don't have enough money, or time and we are stuck in traffic... instead of getting angry, maybe we should just take the time to give thanks.... that we are alive and able to get out and experience these things.

Posted by onecandream on Sunday, November 29 @ 20:26:08 PST (2975 reads)
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 Harkin's Speech at Community Choice Act Rally

VideosAnonymous writes "Here is a link to a video Harkin's Speech he made at the Community Choice Act Rally. The video is Captioned.


http://www.duhcity.org/flash/harkin/harkin.swf"


Note: Onecandream thanks those who have made, are making, and will make sacrifices to ensure people with disabilities will have a choice to live in their own homes and not nursing homes. Onecandream supports the Community Choice Act, and encourages others show their support for this much needed legislation.

Posted by onecandream on Monday, May 04 @ 14:32:28 PDT (541 reads)
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 President Obama addresses Congress - Tuesday February 24, 2009

VideosOn Tuesday, President Obama delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress to call for a new era of responsibility and a renewed commitment to investing in energy, health care, and education.

Below a video of highlights from President Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress.

Watch the full the full length version of President Obama's Address

Read the transcript of President Obama's address

Posted by onecandream on Wednesday, February 25 @ 16:02:04 PST (629 reads)
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 Topic: Governor Tim Kaine answers Economic Recovery Questions

VideosGovernor Tim Kaine answers Economic Recovery Questiions. See what President Obama had to say about this plan. President Obama Addresses Economic Recovery Plan


Posted by onecandream on Saturday, February 07 @ 15:08:05 PST (590 reads)
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 President Obama: Speaks about his Economic Recovery Plan

VideosPresident Obama recorded a video to speak directly to you about his economic recovery plan. After watching this watch Governor Tim Kaine answers Economic Recovery Questions



President Obama is right, as tax payers we have a right to know where and how our money is being spent. (whether it be on a state level as with the Indiana SILC or Federal Level) The preamble to our constitution starts out "We the people" for a reason. We are the foundation on which this country stands.

I wish the Indiana SILC understood that, then maybe instead of a code of conduct, they would have a code of ethics and members of the public could get access to what should be public information without fear that they might be arrested.

Posted by onecandream on Saturday, February 07 @ 14:49:50 PST (787 reads)
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 Topic: President Obama's Swearing in and Inaugural Address

VideosVideo of President Obama's January 20th 2009, Inaugural Address. Text of Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

Barack Obama Inaugural Address



Note: Download text of this speech from the onecandream download section.

Posted by onecandream on Wednesday, January 21 @ 13:38:34 PST (1186 reads)
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 President Obama unveils new ethics rules for White House staff

VideosFirst day on the Job President Obama initiates a pay freeze to top White House Staff and new restrictions on lobbying.




Note: To view President Obama's Inaugural address, you can find it in the topics section of onecandream under videos.


Posted by onecandream on Wednesday, January 21 @ 13:27:05 PST (494 reads)
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 Martin Luther King Jr's Speech - "I Have a Dream"

VideosOnecandream takes a moment to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

I Have a Dream




Download text of the "I Have a Dream Speech"


Note: Speech text available in the download section of onecandream community.

Posted by onecandream on Monday, January 19 @ 11:44:25 PST (590 reads)
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 President-Elect Barack Obama in Chicago

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A historic speech on a historic day.

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Posted by onecandream on Wednesday, November 05 @ 19:12:28 PST (487 reads)
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 Dear Mr. President - in Sign Language

Videos
Found this video and thought I would share.


Posted by onecandream on Monday, July 28 @ 21:26:33 PDT (405 reads)
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 Murder Ball Short Film

VideosFor those of you who did not see the award winning film Murderball. Murder ball is Wheelchair Rugby.

"Murderball Pure Energy is a short film that shows the mental and physical vigor and power that people possess. It is focused on the athleticism of the sport. The athletes that play the sport and the fans that watch it love the big hits.

The catch phrase of the United States Quad Rugby Association is "Smashing Stereotypes One Hit at a Time". Watch, enjoy and support the efforts of these athletes, as they smash those stereotypes again and again.

The Paralympics are the second largest sporting event in the world. Yet they receive NO COVERAGE in the US mainstream media. You can help change that.

Here is the link to this short film. It is receiving the attention of mainstream entertainment industry executives. By showing your support of this film you can let them know just how entertaining and legitimate this sport is to the fans of sport itself. This can go along way to changing thier minds about the importance of televising disabled athletics.

You can give 3 different questions 5 stars each when you are voting. By voting 5 stars for each question, we hope to get these executives interested in providing this sport and many others the mainstream coverage they deserve.

Note: Onecandream understands the value of sports and recreation participation for all people. The people who produced Murderball are friends of onecandream and onecandream supports their awareness goal, and encourages others to do the same.


Posted by onecandream on Tuesday, May 27 @ 17:36:41 PDT (333 reads)
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