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theconcealedweapon:

Anyone who is against accommodations for disabilities should be prohibited from using anything that some people don’t need.

This includes calculators, because some people can do math in their head.

This includes alarm clocks, because some people can wake up at a set time without them.

This includes clocks, because some people can tell time by the position of the sun.

This includes instruction manuals, because some people already know how to use it.

This includes stairs, because some people can climb a rope to the next floor.

If you’re against accommodations, you shouldn’t use any accommodations either, even if your accommodations are commonly used and are for something that it’s socially acceptable to be unable to do.

YES

Seriously, to the professors and fellow students who make comments about my disability accommodations: FUCK OFF

THIS.

I’m fed up of being asked why I don’t do exams with my class, and why I sit away from people. It’s especially difficult if you have an “invisible” disability, because then people think you’re just stupid or lazy.

Yup. I’m sorry if I don’t “look disabled”, or my favorite comment, “act disabled”. I can’t take tests with the rest of the class. I have to sit with my back to a wall. And I can’t handwrite my notes. I have to live alone.

I’m sorry if these are strange to you and you can’t see “what is wrong” with me, but I need these to function. So fuck off.

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"Transphobia can be just as great a problem as homophobia in social skills programs. There’s something seriously creepy about passing off gendered behavior instructions as autism therapy. “I was taught that there was a certain way for girls to behave, and a certain way for boys to behave,” says Maggie of her teen social skills classes’ content. “For example, I was told that I shouldn’t be direct and ask a boy out, I should compliment him and touch my hair and wait for him to ask me out.” These tips weren’t useful to Maggie, a sexually-fluid “proud feminist” who says she doesn’t “put a lot of stock into gender roles.”"

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Myths About Autism (PDF)

autisticadvocacy:

This flyer can help you debunk common myths about autism that you might hear this month and year round. 

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samanticshift:

like there are literally millions of people who suffer from mental illness but can’t access decent care, so every time i see someone go on a tangent about self-diagnosers i want to ask them what they think those people should do instead.

i am dead fucking serious. tell me. what do you recommend they do? because it kinda sounds like you don’t give a fuck, and that makes you an ableist, classist piece of shit.

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intosnarkness:

im gonna be a bummer, but can y’all please tag your “hail, hydra”posts, please?

seeing as an actual nazi just shot some actual jewish people in actual kansas, i’m finding the meme really upsetting

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faechilde:

protect undiagnosed autistic ppl at all costs

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autisticadvocacy:

Topics include what to do when your allies aren’t really your allies, strategies to combat media misrepresentations, and accessibility in organizing. We are opening it up to self advocates in all states. Please join us! Register at www.autisticadvocacy.org/2014-webinars.
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Nonbinary Survey

thenonbinarysafespace:

Please take this survey if you are nonbinary, and signal boost it afterwards. (Signal boost even if you aren’t!)

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everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

  • The “Hail Hydra” meme being popular at the same time that an anti-Semetic hate crime kills three people right before Passover.
  • … that’s it, really.

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"Twenty-one million people with disabilities did not vote,” said [Christopher] Dodd. “That made the disabled communities the single largest demographic group of nonvoters in the United States of America. At that time, only 16 percent of polling places were physically accessible. And not one, not one of the nearly 500 polling locations which the General Accounting Office (GAO) visited on Election Day in 2000, had special ballots adapted for blind voters."

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Improving the Voting Experience in America

My polling place is not accessible (the line to vote goes up an enormous staircase), so I have to use the “special” accommodations instead of voting like everyone else. 

But if I didn’t know about that option, I would’ve just turned away. And what about all the people that don’t consider themselves disabled and wouldn’t ask for accommodations but also can’t stand in line for HOURS at a time, either because of their knees or their hearts or their kids or their jobs? 

Not to mention these absurd “voter ID” laws that require people of color, poor people, old people, students, and disabled people - disproportionately - to stand in line at the DMV for hours on end just for the “privilege” <ahem shouldn’t it be a right> to vote.

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