From Where I Sit


From Where I Sit by Kathy Bates offers an informative, honest, and sometimes deeply personal look into the world of disability. The topics Kathy writes about are not just disability issues; they are timely and relevant community issues. It is her hope that this blog will encourage the understanding that disability never discriminates, and it touches us all sooner or later.

Ms. Kathy Bates
In August 2019, FCC staff—in consultation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administra... Learn More
It's a simple but powerful idea: "If we're able to bring the assessment to the community and help people develop a safety plan, we can keep people in ... Learn More
An ambitious campaign involving groups ranging from the Paralympics to the United Nations is kicking off with a goal of ending discrimination and prom... Learn More
"We believe that water is healing. We believe that water creates community and improves the lives of everyone." - Deborah Mellen, owner of the Impossi... Learn More
I chose this quote from Glenn Close because her portrait was the first photograph I recognized at the 99 Faces Project sponsored by PAIMI Advisory Cou... Learn More
I grew up cheering for my two brothers and sister at sporting events. It was fun being a fan and a spectator, but playing looked like a blast. I didn’... Learn More
“Our concern is that any time a service or program isolates people, that it is not inclusive,” Milling said. Learn More
"This order will also review all mental health services across the entire state to determine if the providers we currently utilize are truly equipped ... Learn More
I love watching TV or going to movies, especially if I can relate to at least one of the characters, but that happens much less often than it should. ... Learn More
When it comes to writing about giant blockbuster films, it’s rare that you get to talk about quality disability representation. But Godzilla vs. Kong ... Learn More