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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

 

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Was Dr. Seuss a Racist?

Dr. Seuss was Racist. Dr. Seuss is a prolific children’s book author and global icon. And Dr. Seuss has a history of racial baggage that educators should understand when introducing his writing to their students. https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/its-time-to-talk-about-dr-seuss This knocked the wind out of my sails yesterday. Not sure how it didn’t hit my radar until 2020. …

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ableist microaggressions

39 Ableist Microaggressions You Might Encounter at an IEP Meeting | Think Before You Speak!

Ableist Microaggressions Microaggressions have been getting a lot more attention recently, and with good cause. It’s very easy to spot someone who is openly hateful, racist or ableist. I mean, I think we can all agree that if you call someone the R word, that’s ableist. But ableism takes many different forms and shapes. And, …

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race and representation in kids books

Race and Representation in Children’s Literature | Recommended Reading List

Today I had the pleasure of doing a Facebook Live Chat with Pam Margolis. We talked about race and representation in Children’s Literature, racist tropes, and how to seek out meaningful reading for kids. Connect with Pam: An Unconventional Librarian on Facebook Twitter Instagram An Unconventional Librarian website Pam Margolis is a creative, visionary, collaborative …

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