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

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Author, Autism, blog, Disability Rights, General, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Lives Not Worth Living : by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:12:16-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, General, Parenting, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The title of this blog is an expression seen in many blogs written by disabilities advocates and self-advocates. Wasn’t his life worth living? Isn’t mine or the lives of all disabled people?The murder of 22 year-old autistic George Hodgins prompted the latest, very strong protests from the autistic community against the media coverage focused on the “reasons” for the killing, while ignoring George’s, the victim, life.