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Daily Torture of the Disabled & Elderly

Review of American Architectural Aspects: Architectural Column by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA September 26, 2021

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“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” — US football legend Vince Lombardi

1865 building City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania
photo © Frankie Rasole

This photograph was taken from my apartment on the ground floor of the 1865 building which is the most important building in the City of Williamsport. The 82 year old woman struggling with the door is en route to a doctor’s office specializing in advanced work on retinas. As she enters the door, she is thinking, no doubt, “I hope I do not have to go blind.”

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Joel Solkoff’s Column Vol. VII, Number 5

September 26, 2021.. Rural Williamsport, Pennsylvania, population 28,186. {By contrast, New York City’s population is 8.4 million. Distance between them 192 immeasurable miles).

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The long crawl to the doctor’s office begins here

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Destination

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The return crawl home


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This is the glorious Park Place ( completed 1865) where there is a ramp leading down to the offending door.

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My Landlord’s Draconian Response

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“All politics is local”

“The phrase all politics is local is commonly used in United States politics. Variations of the phrase date back to 1932.[1] The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill is most closely associated with this phrase, although he did not originate it.

Musical Interlude


Embedded under the terms of YouTube licensing. Note we welcome the return of Blondie to Glasgow for the critical Climate Summit in October in Glasgow, Scotland, our home.

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Guest Essay: Helping Autistic Children During the Pandemic

Inclusive Building Design: How to Accommodate the Needs of Children With Autism

Today, approximately one in 54 children has autism in the United States, and as the number of diagnoses keeps growing, inclusive building design is becoming more important than ever. From hypersensitivity of senses to difficulties understanding indirect cues, autism brings a different way of experiencing the world. For building design professionals, providing an appropriate sensory environment should therefore be vital.

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It’s recommended to avoid any unnecessary pomposity: instead of sharp edges and majestic elements, organic and clean curves are more suitable. To avoid sensory overload, there should also be a smooth transition between different rooms.In buildings such as schools, providing alternative entrances and routes gives children with autism the comfort of choice. In addition to this, it’s also vital to incorporate calm-inducing spaces that children can use as a refuge when they need to reduce overstimulation.

Ultimately, every design element should have its designated purpose to help children with autism orient themselves easily and develop routines quickly. For example, a carpet square in a classroom can be immediately identified as an informal, resting area.

Construction and design professionals should also pay close attention to acoustics, lighting (with earth tones and no buzzing sounds), and material and color choices.Minimalist, functional spaces that connect well with each other, together with unified themes and textures, are generally the best way to approach this important task.

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Estee Rothstein, BCBA and Executive Director at Golden Care Therapy, a New Jersey based provider of in-home ABA therapy for children with autism.

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总统威胁要动用联邦部队控制和平示威,这是对联邦法律的专利侵犯,具体来说,是《后悔法》。

Joel Solkoff的屏幕截图

总统引起了国防界的广泛谴责,特朗普自己的国防部长谴责特朗普的行为。仅上周,总统从白宫穿过街道为了在身穿制服的军人的陪同下站在圣霍恩的圣公会教堂前。总统在那里短暂停顿下来,拍下他在教堂标志前手持圣经(他未读)的照片,此举引发了华盛顿主教主教的谴责。参谋长联席会议主席后来因参加特朗普的绝技而向公众道歉,特朗普的绝技导致对和平示威者的暴力侵害。

示威游行是和平的。抢劫者和暴徒利用了这些优势,他们现在已经走上了一条熟悉的图形:

“拯救生命。杀死一个警察。”

这激怒了我写:

我教我的女儿阿米莉亚(Amelia),现在是南方的一位白人警官,以纪念马丁·路德·(Martin Luther King)

因为她是我的女儿,所以阿米莉亚·阿尔塔琳娜(Amelia Altalena)敬仰马丁·路德·金·(Martin Luther King Junior)。

军官Amelia Altalena摄影:Joel Solkoff

黑人的命也是命。黑人或女性的生活与我的生活,女儿的生活和孙女的生活一样重要。白宫的普茨上个月刚刚签署了一项很好的立法,该立法将为大屠杀教育提供联邦资金。创造了“大屠杀”一词的埃利·维塞尔(Eli Wiesel)断言,对奥斯威辛集中营的记忆不仅仅局限于犹太人在那段时间发生的事情。

大屠杀教育如果不直接应用于国内种族灭绝总统特朗普及其订婚者,将是毫无意义的。即在大流行期间为穷人提供健康保险。特朗普总统对我们人民的十万多人死亡负有责任,这在黑人死亡中所占比例不成比例。有证据表明,如果您是白人,并且口袋里有钱,那么在自由者和勇敢者之乡的土地上你……

乔治·弗洛伊德(George Floyd)的死是可以理解的,但骚乱只是冰山一角。上周,马丁·路德·金三世(Martin Luther King III)写道:“正如我父亲一生所解释的那样,骚乱是闻所未闻的语言。“

暴徒想要的就是我们所有人所需要的东西。安全不受伤害。生存的食物。我们头顶的屋顶,对我们孩子的教育。对未来的希望;就是生活的理由。

总统提出数百年合理不满的回应(当时,在他的政府任期内,公共住房严重缺乏350万个轮椅通道单位),这是呼吁使用枪支和子弹以及建立一个危险的虚构组织的理由,与不存在的强奸犯武装起来,这些强奸犯从边境南部偷偷溜走,欺骗我们的处女妻子和他们的女儿。

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我的编辑呼吁:“好的,别再写了,乔尔。”

伊莎贝尔·隆霍尔特(Isabelle Lomholt)和艾德里安·韦尔奇(Adrian Welch),e-architect的编辑

“晚安,祝你们好运,”我的英雄爱德华·R·莫罗(Edward R. Morrow)曾说:

–乔尔

美国宾夕法尼亚州莱科明县自拍照

Translated by Zhao Yang

jes243@caa.columbia.edu

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