September 27, 2014

neurowonderful:

In this episode of Living Atypically I discuss coming out as a/Autistic to your family and friends. The tips I give could also apply to coming out as any other kind of neuro-atypical :)

ASAN’s “What is Autism” fact sheet: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AAM-What-Is-Autism.pdf

ASAN’s “Myths About Autism” fact sheet: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AAM-Myths-About-Autism.pdf

September 27, 2014
Disability simulations should be left in the 90s - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

September 26, 2014
Log In - The New York Times

September 26, 2014

cpshoes:

[Image Description: Top Left - A black oxford shoe with black laces going down to the toe. The oxford has a lift on the shoe. Top Right - An 1880s child’s brace used to treat club foot. Bottom -  A box containing sets of shoes. In the foreground, there  are two sets of baby shoes, with their toes cut, connected by a bar. In the mid-ground, there are two red leather loafers that are different sizes. in the background, a brace designed for a child with polio.] 

Today, I spent my lunch break exploring the medicine and science collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History with curator Katherine Ott (who is awesome and you should follow her on Twitter). Among the many items in the collection are a number of shoes and prosthetics that chronicle rehabilitative sciences influence on the fashion associated with disability.

Among the items shown here are a pair of differently sized loafers that belonged to disability studies scholar Tobin Siebers, one of which belonged to his mother. The same box contains two sets of baby shoes connected with a Denis Browne bar which is used to treat club foot.

Best use of a lunch break ever.

September 26, 2014
"An employee should not be denied employment opportunities because he or she does not conform to the preferred or expected gender norms or roles of the employer or co-workers."

Malcolm S. Medley, director of the EEOC’s Miami district office

The government just took a huge step to protect the rights of transgender people 

(via micdotcom)

September 25, 2014
Pacific Alliance on Disability Self-Advocacy –

September 25, 2014
As Run-Ins Rise, Police Train To Deal With Those Who Have Mental Illnesses : NPR

September 25, 2014
fitness-obesessed:

The problem with IBD is that there are SO MANY symptoms that you feel like a hypochondriac, especially when no one can see any of your pain and exhaustion.

fitness-obesessed:

The problem with IBD is that there are SO MANY symptoms that you feel like a hypochondriac, especially when no one can see any of your pain and exhaustion.

(via disabilityculturalcenter)

September 25, 2014
US to pay largest Native American nation $554 mn in landmark settlement — RT USA

September 25, 2014
Eric Holder to Resign (Updated) | POTUS Operandi

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