This Title of the newspaper is "Roasted Nuts" and describes a fire at a local Mental Health facility in Virgina.
Examples such as the one featured above illustrate why individuals with disabilities cannot be employed, it is because of unprofessional articles such as this one. Fortunately the newspaper article was taken down from the publishers website and a new article was posted that apoligized for the previous editorial. This statement was recanted after The National Alliance for individuals with mentall illness(NAMI) took a stand(Shoutout to Margie, one of my loyal blog readers and someone who works for NAMI). The impact NAMI had in getting this particular newspaper to issue a public apology illustrates the power we have as individuals with disabilities to make a change(and contray to what Michael Jackson says please don't look at the man in the mirror). I encourage all of you to take a stand against Stigma, if someone demeans another individuals with disability speak up, take a stand and fight the stigma! I also want to encourage potential employers reading this blog to not judge us by the way we walk, but the way we work! Remember that the best disability advocates are not the Rehabilitation counselors, the physical therapists, but the individuals who have a disability. In the words of Justen Dart we must all "lead on" and pave the way for others individuals who have disabilities, so that they can reach their god given potential.
Until next time