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There are lots of great ways to support your disabled students – but kids are still having the painful experiences that this author suffered through in school. Here are the preventable acts of ableism that she faced.
As a caregiver to her disabled sister, this author was stumbling along until she realized she had the key to respecting her sister and avoiding burnout all along. That key is feminism, and here’s how it can help you.
“You’re so inspirational!” How would you feel if people treated you like a support group treated this author? These phrases are everywhere, even from people who don’t mean to be ableist and hurtful – but here’s why they hurt.
The difference between how people treat this author and how they treat her sister really shows how ability privilege shows up for neurotypical people. Does this list show any privileges you didn’t know you had?
Ever had a debate on whether to call someone a “disabled person” or a “person with disabilities”? It’s not a problem that there’s a debate – but lots of abled people are speaking over disabled people. Here are some common things they say, and the simple solution to help.