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APR 20 - "Am I Disabled? Or Am I a Child?" by JrCrone
APR 27 -  "Normal is Just a Setting on the Washing Machine" by bigjacbigjacbigjac
MAY 4 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT
MAY 11 - working title: "Our KosAbility House & Home" by postmodernista
MAY 18 - "Directory of Health/Med&Related DK Groups (links & profiles) by mettle fatigue
MAY 25 -

May is Awareness Month for:  Lyme Disease  •  Celiac Disease  •  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus  • Mental Health  •  ALS/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease)  •  and National Mobility Awareness Month

Over 18 million people in the US and Canada have mobility issues. 6 million of those with mobility issues in the US and Canada are veterans. People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States. More than 65 million people in the United States provide care for people with disabilities or a senior family member. 4.4 million Canadians reported having a disability with 56% over 75 years old. Researchers estimate about 2.2 million Americans use a wheelchair for mobility. And, as the population ages, the number of people with mobility impairments will increase by an estimated 22 percent over the next ten years.
• 1st Tuesday in MAY is World Asthma Day •  May 12 is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases including Neurofibromatosis  •  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  • Fibromyalgia  •  Gulf War Syndrome/GWSMultiple Chemical Sensitivity •  May 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day • May 31 World No Tobacco Day •  

JUN 1 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT
JUN 8 - "Quick Notes from the Patient Safety Movement & A Dad's Case Study" by postmodernista & mettle fatigue
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June is LGBT Pride Month • June 5 UN World Environment Day • June 14 World Blood Donor Day • June 15 World Elder Abuse Recognition Day •  June 20 U.K. Stop CyberBullying Day • June 21 Int'l Music Day internationally

And we're currently in the U.N. Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

to achieve an improvement in the quality of life, particularly for the most deprived and marginalised, fulfillment of human rights including gender equality, poverty reduction, democracy and active citizenship.
Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous PeopleWater for Life Decade & United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification

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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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