About Sarah Levis

Sarah is a freelance writer, disability advocate, and political news junkie. For more of Sarah's writing check out her blog, Girl With The Cane http://www.girlwiththecane.com and follow her on Twiiter @GirlWithTheCane.

Cry Me a River, Katrina Percy. Justice for LB!

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I originally wrote this piece for the blog 107daysofaction.wordpress.com. I

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Banning Aversive Shock Therapy at the Judge Rotenberg Center

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Conversation Starters, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Sarah Levis, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thursday, April 24, was a day that I'd been waiting

Senator’s Call for Transition Action Plan An Excellent Idea

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Lifestyle, Politics, Sarah Levis, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Democrat Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has introduced a

Advocacy Groups Call for Autistic Teen’s Killers to Be Charged With Hate Crime

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How does it make you feel when you hear a

“The Story of Luke” Brings Autism to the Big Screen

2016-11-10T10:11:53-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

But my question is, where are autistic people in the creation of the movie and the movie itself? The representation of autism and disability in film should include the actual voices of autistic people.

Doctors across America turning away patients with disabilities, study finds

2015-12-21T20:25:10-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Articles, Author, Conversation Starters, Muscular Dystrophies, Sarah Levis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Sarah Levis Disabled people in several American cities are

Sexual Assault and Ableism in Martin de Porres Academy

2016-11-10T10:11:54-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Sarah Levis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

K.J. told police that she said "No" and "Stop" when the three ninth grade boys sexually assaulted her. She had to be physically assaulted to keep from escaping. But, because K.J. and her attackers were labeled with IQs below 50 the sex is considered "consensual".