Last week, I did a post about a video that was going viral. I said then, and still think, that it’s ableist. Not to pat myself on the back (ok, maybe a little), the well-known activist Alice Wong agreed with me and shared my post. Her group even included trigger warnings for the original video, […]
Past Disability Legislation Actions.....
In case you missed this, or an old disability issue is new again.
A few weeks ago, my younger son (non-disabled) had a friend over to play. We’ve known this family for about 6 months. Both older kids have been in my home and have been exposed to my older son numerous times. Anyway, the older sibling came down to walk his sister home. While he was waiting […]
People first vs. identity first language, PFL vs IFL. When I was first introduced to the concept of people first language, I was all “Yes! He’s a person first!” I reworked blog posts and titles to accommodate the language. I corrected friends and family when they misspoke and gave diatribes about how my child is […]
Ah, the Anti Vaccine Movement. I wasn’t going to write about this. Then we had a minor scare with my friend Lindsay’s little boy last week, as we thought that maybe he had gotten the measles despite being vaccinated. It is crazy to me that this disease was all but eradicated 20 years ago, and […]
Well, happy new year! I had hoped to ease into this year slowly as far as politics, but AG Jeff Sessions has other plans. This memo was written back in November and December, but it is just hitting everyone’s radars now. The Justice Department and Jeff Sessions have rescinded 25 ADA documents. Full details are […]
MLK Day should be fun, serious, educational and thoughtful. Here are 15+ activities and projects for kids to make the day memorable, including “I have a dream speech” activities. Of course once again I am behind the 8-ball, and if you want to visit the new African-American History Museum in Washington, DC, tickets are not […]