The First Video Blog Series From Inside An Institution In History

Posted by – July 7, 2009

A thank you for watching the video blogs I’ve made, the first vlogs recorded within the walls of an institution (against hospital policy, obviously).

Ninth “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: Too Many Setbacks To Count
My videos keep getting more elaborate. This one, about all the setbacks I’ve had, features The Count from Sesame Street and the song Hotel California.

Eighth “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: Have Humidifier, Will Travel
Yes, you CAN mount a humidifier on a wheelchair, and achieve mobile humidity!

Seventh Vlog: “Fighting For The Community Choice Act” music video/photo mashup!!
My successful attempt to create a viral video promoting The Community Choice Act, featuring music by The BoDeans.

Sixth “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: What Life In An Institution Is Really Like, And Why This Entire Model Should Be Replaced
No matter how much money you pour into these institutions, it’s not going to fix the underlying problem, and that’s segregation.

Fifth “Nick’s Crusade Video” Blog: “A Seat At The Table” Determining Health Reform, Doesn’t Include People With Disabilities
This, the first vlog entirely edited and captioned by me, reports on President Obama’s meetings with health care “stakeholders,” and how these meetings don’t include any people with disabilities or other minorities.

Fourth “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: ObamaFail! Administration Refuses To Lead On Disability Desegregation
The Obama Administration flip flops on past promises, and removes the Community Choice Act from WhiteHouse.gov. I respond, angrily!

Third “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: Alejandra Guest Vlog On Good Caregivers
I was interrupted by hospital curfew, and our video work had to stop. Many thanks to Alejandra for stepping up and doing the vlog, about what makes a good caregiver.

Second “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: ADAPT Action and the Olmstead Decision
I discuss the arrests of ADAPT protesters in Washington, DC demonstrating against unnecessary institutionalization, amid the tenth year since the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision declared unnecessary institutionalization illegal.

First “Nick’s Crusade” Video Blog: Day 236 in Hospital
My continuing unnecessary institutionalization shows why the Community Choice Act is so urgently needed.

COLLECT ALL NINE!

The First Video Blog Series From Inside An Institution In History!

More to come…

Nick

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