Disability And Inclusion Research

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“There are strong arguments for encouraging disabled people to become designers and for finding mechanisms to support architects who acquire disabilities during their working lives. We feel this is an important step towards creating a climate of success for disabled designers in the UK.” -Sandra Manley of the School of the Natural and Built Environment at UWE. The Royal Institute …

Forecast: Rain, Followed By Sun

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy realizes that, once again, he is depressed. I’ve been through this before many times, but I have never admitted it so publicly – either to myself or to others. Before now, I always interpreted my depression as a sign of failure. One of my most frequent thoughts, once I reached this state, was that I should have …

Out Of Joint, Pt. 2

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A little over a month ago Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy wrote about his diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, and the subsequent cycles of acceptance and denial. The one thing that tied together all of these episodes was Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis, a personal story of living with rheumatoid arthritis by Mary Felstiner. I have read this …

Fresh Off The Press

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Pens and Needles Helen just launched her RA blog earlier today. 25 years old with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Helen lives in Canada, works in media and likes to procrastinate. (Her words, not mine!) ArthriticJoints.com This blog has been live since the start of this year. It’s a wonderful resource for many different types of information related to …

Defining Remission

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Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has recently been thinking a lot about the concept of remission. Many of us are familiar with the most common definition of remission. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, remission is “a …