Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Disability Systems Advocacy. That’s 3 big words, but don’t worry, you can do this. And, we need you to do this. Our world is changing, but change to disability rights isn’t coming quickly enough.

Whether it be a small change in your own home or school to lobbying for Federal legislation, I’ll give you the information, support, stories, and inspiration you need to make the world a better place for our kids.

Some examples:

  1. Why I no longer use the term “Special Needs”
  2. Recognizing Ableism in Autism Awareness Materials
  3. How to Write an OCR complaint
  4. Understanding Special Education Funding in 5 graphics
  5. How To Advocate for Mental Health

 

my submitted testimony for the Special Education Funding Commission

Today I testified before our state’s Special Education Funding Commission. This group of individuals has been charged with the responsibility of evaluating the special ed process in Pennsylvania, how it works, how it’s funded, the funding itself and so on. They want to hear from parents and citizens about their experiences with Special Education in …

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Kevin and Elmo

~why I still believe in Elmo~

No doubt you’ve heard the accusations against Kevin Clash, the creator of and voice behind Elmo. I believe him. I believe the official statement from Sesame Street. I believe in Elmo and in fact am going to see him this Saturday at the opening of the holiday event at Sesame Place. And here’s why. The …

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Kevin and Elmo