Wednesday, January 22, 2014
One Reason Why I Need To Leave California
I just got done reading an article in the LA Times:
This article is about the possibility of caregivers being paid overtime pay
nationwide, which i do happen to agree with, but apparently the Governor
of my home state of California wants to make cuts and cap caregiver hours, if
this new law is implemented.
Please read the above article.
Yes, you read right:
even more cuts for
those of us
anymore cuts to
our services and supports.
This affects everyone who relies on in home care so that we can remain
living independently and with dignity in our own homes where we feel safe
secure and comfortable, among our own surroundings.
This affects ME.
I already receive 126 hours a month of in-home care from
In Home Supportive Services so that i can survive in my own home and not
have to face being forced to live in a cold harsh nursing home, where i would
lose my independence and joy in life. I am actively working to try to get my
health back so that i can drive again, and even begin vocational training so
that i can finally get off all of the government benefits i have been on for the
past 33 years of my adult life. Yes. Seriously. I have lived on government
pretty much since i graduated from high school, as many of us Autistics end
up doing, because society still does not want to
give us a chance in life,
our own voice
our right to be who we are
without fear of ridicule, judgement,
hatred, rejection, abuse, and downright neglect.
If the rich were to, once and for all, be made to pay their fair share of the tax
burden, and our gov't would stop cutting all of the vital services and supports
that we who are disabled need, such as IHSS......and then pay IHSS workers
a decent LIVING wage....we would see a better quality of life for so many
human beings who depend on these programs so that we can have a humane
I will never go into a nursing home.
I refuse to.