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Decided to write up all the diagnoses I’ve received since 2004. Majority of these came about from differential diagnoses of a few key issues. And it’s even harder when places like @Centrelink say “you can study science, you can work.” #DisabilityRights #exsistenceiseffort
Literally gave Centrelink all my medical files for a decade. I was told I was 2 points from the correct criteria & removed from DSP. It’s been an exhausting battle ever since just to survive day to day. Half of these issues were diagnoses before I went on it in 2009.
The other half were diagnosed after Centrelink wanted more information. Now when I speak to someone about Newstart & they ask about my health I tell them & their reaction is “you should reapply for the DSP”.
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Dear people: stop using allergies as an argument against service animals. This is nothing more than a way to keep disabled folks out of public and out of site. Let me explain why.

#serviceanimals #ada #DisabilityRights #allergies
Allergies are real and a problem for many people. Animal allergies can make you miserable. For most people, dog/horse allergies mean a runny nose, itchy eyes, puffy face, and sometimes hives. All of these things are uncomfortable and inconvenient, not life threatening.
To put it bluntly, though, your temporary discomfort does not trump a disabled person’s right to be able to go out in public with their medical equipment (aka service animal) and be semi independent and functional. #sorrynotsorry.
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Here's how #HR620 will begin dismantling the #ADA, excluding us from public life, and why it's imperative we get all the attention we can over the next few days. #CripTheVote #HandsOffMyADA
#HR620 is a short bill, its about four pages long. It was introduced by @HouseGOP Rep. @JudgeTedPoe of Texas. Ted Poe is an asshole. Unfortunately, there are over 100 cosponsors of this piece of trash, including 11 @HouseDemocrats.…
§1 of the bill is simply provides that the title for the bill is the "ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017." And who doesn't love education, right? Section 1 of the text which can be found at
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