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New car!

Posted by Philip on 2 April 2017, 6:05 pm in , , ,

Last week I bought one of these cars.

 

It will allow me to wheel directly in and drive from my chair. I'll no longer need to manually winch my chair in and out, something that, as I age, has become more and more taxing.

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Supported autonomy

Posted by Philip on 25 August 2016, 3:28 pm in , , , , , , ,

Autonomy is often used to mean independence. Though their dictionary definitions are similar and they are synonyms of each other, I like to talk about autonomy in a slighty different way.

 

For me, autonomy is having the choice over when I am independent and when I am dependent. It's similar to the notion of interdependence, except the latter, interdependence, suggests an ongoing process of co-operation or collaboration. Perhaps autonomy could include the choice of interdependence as well, but for now I want to focus on the aspect of choice.

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