Thank you for checking out the blog for ADACIM. As a group dedicated to advocacy for the disabled medical community, we pride ourselves in lifting up the voices of our members and others on a judgment-free, virtual platform. We hope this will provide an outlet for anyone who wishes to share an experience, give or seek out advice, connect with others, or just get a good laugh on a tough day. I'll open this page with an initial introduction and how-to's when it comes to ADACIM and the All-Access Blog:
My name is Priscilla, and I'm the Vice President of ADACIM. I manage the website you're currently browsing and will serve as your Blog Moderator. This blog will serve several purposes. In this section, "From the Team," we will post announcements, member spotlights, and general resources. Because we want to hear from you and all of our members, we invite you to submit a post (or an idea for a post, if you aren't a big writer) in the form of a question, personal experience, interesting find, joke, or whatever else you would like to share with the community. To do this, you have two options:
Submit it on the blog page by filling in the respective fields.
Send an email to ADACIMed@gmail.com with the subject line "All-Access Blog"
After submission I will read and post it, given that it follows our few rules. It can be posted with your name or you can request that it be posted anonymously (in which case I will be the only one who sees your identity if sent via email). If your post breaks a rule (see below), you will be notified and given the opportunity to change it for re-submission. Please note: if you submit anonymously and do not provide any contact information with it, we can not give you feedback if it breaks one of our rules, and thus it will not be posted.
This is a judgement-free zone. If your post offends, attacks, or otherwise makes another individual uncomfortable, we will not post it. We do not discriminate on the basis of ability, sex, gender, race, or any other factor. Controversial topics are welcome as long as an open and respectful dialogue is maintained.
Mind your language. We understand that a rant may have you fired up, and a personal piece or complaint might involve profanity. As a group of professionals and pre-professionals entering an esteemed field, it isn't professional to include profanity here. Either use asterisks to indicate your passion or leave the bad words out altogether, please.
Don't compare disabilities. This could fall into the judgment-free zone spiel, but we felt it needed to be addressed head-on. Disabilities, as we all know, come in all shapes, sizes, severities, visibilities, and durations. At the end of the day, we are a cohesive community that welcomes and respects anyone with a disability or chronic illness as well as non-disabled allies of our cause. Which brings me to:
You don't need to have a disability or chronic illness to submit a post. If you either experience disability through a friend or loved one, or just have questions about the topic, we hope you'll use this outlet to ask without fear of judgement. As long as you follow the other rules, we welcome you to ask/share away!
That's all for now, friends. Be on the lookout for new posts and information. If you haven't already, please become a member and submit a request to be added to the email list to make sure you don't miss out on information. As a member, you'll be able to like, comment, and follow posts. We're so glad you're here and pursuing this incredible field which we have all dedicated much of our lives to. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Stay healthy and happy!