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
“No matter what #Oscars bring, I hope this is a tipping point after which seeing disabled people at awards doesn’t seem so revolutionary. Thank you fo... Learn More
When I first heard the term livability, a few years ago, it meant something entirely different. The idea was that a contractor would build a housing d... Learn More
The 504 Sit-In is the longest nonviolent occupation of a federal building in U.S. history. The group ultimately succeeded in getting the regulations s... Learn More
“In order to make sure that everyone in the United States is able to access these vaccines, we must attend to sectors of the population that have acce... Learn More
Disability is often seen as a weakness or illness, but disability should not be defined in this way. Learn More
A second major entertainment company is pledging to consider actors with disabilities for every one of its film and television projects. Learn More
When people see Joshua Felder bust a move, they usually assume that he’s taken dance classes. Learn More
The situation here in New Hampshire remains very serious, the data shows that community transmission is increasing, and we expect cases to rise. Learn More
From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year. My nephew and I took some time to celebrate the season this weekend by r... Learn More
A new effort is underway to better prepare future doctors and other health care professionals to treat people with intellectual and developmental disa... Learn More