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Reimagining the Autistic Mother Tongue Jane Shi
Content notes: child abandonment, abusive adoptive parents, anti-Asian violence and misogyny, mass shooting, ableist slurs and language, forced restraint of autistic people, ABA (applied behavioural analysis)
For most of my life, I attributed my needs and the fact that others frequently didn’t understand them to an inherent lack.
I was bad at communicating. I was bad at chores. I was bad at being in groups. Themore
This morning, Talking Points Memo published an article featuring quotes from Albert Watkins, an attorney representing Jacob Chansley. Chansley was a prominent participant inmore
Alt-text: Photo of Sophia a white woman with brown and red hair wearing a blue and green geometric print dress and holding a red cane. She is looking at the camera with pride. In the background is a computer and desk and layered over the photo is a sunsetmore
My Year of Nothing but Everything: Living in Pennsylvania During COVID-19
Approaching the one-year anniversary of my COVID-19 isolation, I recently described that I feel as if I’ve thrown the 27th year of my life into the void yet been forced to retain every negative memory and effect. In many ways, it’s felt like my Year of Nothing; the things that defined my life (my office and job as it was,more
Disabled people all over the world are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “And Now Here We Are” is a comic by Sam Schäfer about the experiences of disabled people in the UK. I first saw Sam Tweet this series on Twitter on February 20, 2021 and am so pleased to be able to publish a version of it here.
Content notes: ableism, austerity, grief, pain, death, dying, poverty, suffering, eugenics.
Statement Regarding State Policy on Vaccination of People with High-Risk Conditions
We are very happy to see that the State of California shared a plan on February 12 to vaccinate people with disabilities/medical conditions and higher-weight people who are at high risk for COVID starting March 15. It is good to see this consideration of our communities.
However, we have grave concerns about the policy as it stands, and we urge immediate changes.