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Re: [IP] is diabetes considered to be a disability



Weird Jen,
You are a lot more tackful than I.  Good for you.  Obviously, people living
with a disability is something close to my heart.  ahem....

Susan

"jspock @shore.net" wrote:

> >So, if this is a disability, what do we get out of the fact? Do we
> >get the little yellow parking tags so we can park in the handicapped
> > >spaces at walmart? Maybe we can get extra returns on our taxes like
> > >being blind? How is this tag of ours helping us?
>
> You are eligible for the parking tags if you can get your doc to sign the
> form for you.  That's all you need.  (You can get copies of the forms from
> the internet by going to the website for your state DMV).
>
> Here in Boston (and I am sure other states have the same benefit), a person
> with a disability can ride public transportation for half price.
>
> Movie theaters offer discounted tickets for people with disabilities, and
> all you have to do is ask.  I'm certain that there are other facilities
> (museums, etc.) that have similar benefits for people that identify
> themselves as disabled.
>
> (Of course, there is always the possibility that a service or vendor will
> refuse to allow a benefit because you don't have a disability that is
> obvious, but the ADA could cover that too, because they would still be
> discriminating.  In the case of the majority of people on this list, all we
> would have to do is show them our pump....)
>
> Weird Jenn
> email @ redacted
>
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