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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Secretary DeVos Announces New, Proactive Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Compliance Center.

OCR OPEN Center I received this press release and felt it was worth sharing. I’ve often said that one of my main frustrations about disability civil rights law is that they are all complaint-based. That is, they are not proactive. Compliance is dependent upon someone filing a complaint. The OPEN center says it will change …

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