Autism, Accommodation and Differential Expectations

2016-11-10T10:11:24-05:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Author, blog, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , |

People generally are very pleased with themselves when they have made an accommodation for me. I know this because they proudly announce it! In turn, I have learned to say thank you when people announce their thoughtfulness at making an accommodation for me. I truly am thankful because it allows me a fuller participation in the events going on around me. It also makes me smile because I have been making accommodations for people my whole life and it has never occurred to me to announce it!

Disability History and Pop Culture

2016-11-10T10:11:24-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, Media Representation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

X Company is respectfully educating viewers about the ableism, discrimination and elimination of disabled people during the war. Hopefully, it will make more people aware of how disabled people are still discriminated against and abused in unthinkable ways.

Assumptions and Ableism

2016-11-10T10:11:25-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've recently read an article about how some researches are

Surviving Inclusion: At The Intersection of Minority, Disability and Resegregation

2018-01-15T13:51:21-05:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Inclusion, Kerima Çevik|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kerima Çevik on Surviving Inclusion: At The Intersection of

On Surviving Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:26-05:00By |Categories: Abuse and Bullying, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Kerima Çevik, Ollibean Mama Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Surviving Inclusion by Kerima Cevik Three

The Reason I Blog

2016-11-10T10:11:27-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Neurodiversity, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This blog (The Autism Wars), and all the other blogs

Why I Don’t Like “Awareness”

2016-11-10T10:11:30-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This is because such campaigns are not “awareness”, but “acceptance” campaigns. We welcome support, with focus on respect, equality and access. We don’t need “awareness” of deficits and tragic rhetoric.

Attitudes – Information and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:31-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is especially directed at parents, family members and all

Attitudes – Grading People

2016-11-10T10:11:31-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

Being Disabled and in the Hospital

2016-11-10T10:11:36-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Being disabled and in hospitals is always scary because our lives is not valued as the lives of non-disabled. I was, in a way, lucky but the policies still need a lot of improvement.

A Message to Suzanne Wright and Autism Speaks

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I will soon write about posAutive messages but I had to write this first. I know my rights and I will fight against oppression at the same time that I spread the messages of acceptance and respect.