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

 

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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race and representation in kids books
disabled instead of special needs

Special Needs vs Disabled? The “new” term to say instead of Special Needs.

Special Needs vs. Disability And it’s not even a new term. Hence the air quotes. Several months ago, I did a blog post about People First Language, and why it shouldn’t be mandated. Certainly not by non-disabled people. At the end of that post, I said this: Up next: I’ll be tackling “special needs.” Because that …

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disabled instead of special needs