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...and have a look at the diaries published at KosAbility since last Sunday (below this schedule update) - good writers and valuable subjects all.

           March 9 - recoveringConservative writing Part 2, with a link to Part 1 published Feb 19, about his family's experiences with his daughter's mental illness.
          March 16 -    scribblingTiresias, on autism biomedical treatments: "I was subjected to them as a kid and they're not pleasant."
          March 23 -    postmodernista & mettle fatigue working title: "Two Articles from the Patient Safety Movement & a Personal 'Case Study'."
          March 30 -    michelewln working title: ""caregiving for a 100% disabled brother while trying to find a diagnosis."
          April 6 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT
          April 13 - your diary here
          April 20 - et cetera
          April 27 - & so forth

In process is a directory-diary of health-medical & related DK groups, giving diary-list links, meeting schedules, and descriptions quoting the profile of each group listed. The purpose is to help kosaks in these groups find each other, help kosaks who don't know our groups to find the ones they need, and for interaction among our groups for mutual benefit. The safe-place groups have been sent kosmails asking their leaderships' permission (one admin or 2 editors) for inclusion in the directory. When replies have come in, the diary will then be scheduled for publication at KosAbility, and all groups contacted will be kosmailed the date. Groups can be very difficult to search/find by particular interest --such as health/medical-related-- so groups of that kind that want to be more widely known please coordinate with your administrators and ask them to get in touch with mettle fatigue. The directory will be continually maintained after publication, so existing groups not listed and groups formed later can be added, and corrections/clarifications made, based on information by kosmail to mettle fatigue.

Kosmail to Postmodernista if you're working on a diary you'd like added to the schedule. Diaries can be one paragraph, or two, or twenty. Whatever matters to you matters to all of us.

KosAbility logoKosAbility is a Sunday 4pm(Pacific time) community series by volunteer diarists, as a gathering for people living with disabilities, who love someone with a disability, or who want to know more about the issues. Our use of "disability" includes temporary as well as permanent conditions, from small, gnawing problems to major, life-threatening health/medical problems. Our use of "love someone" extends to beloved members of other species.

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