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Human Needs Are Not “Special”

This is about Human Needs Are Not "Special" - the concept and some products! Human Needs Are Not "Special" One of the things that upsets me is when disability rights, and the needs and opportunities of people with disabilities get lumped into a bandwagon of "special." Like, that there is something special about what every [...]
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“37 Seconds” Came Busting Out of Japan and Knocked Me Over

This is about the Japanese movie, 37 Seconds, that is currently on Netflix. There are a few spoilers in this review. My friend Mellanie sent me a message the other day, asking if I'd ever seen 37 Seconds. I scuttled over and watched it, pronto. Here's the preview: 37 Seconds Movies that truly to seem [...]
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How to Stop Your Child From Eloping: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism and Down Syndrome

This is about ways to keep your bolting child safe. "Bolting", "eloping" or "child who runs away with abandon" - this post is about ways to keep the child who is a runner, safe. Your "Runner" - Keeping the Eloping Child Safe Bolting is very common with kids with Down syndrome and Autism. It's also [...]
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“The Pretty One” by Keah Brown for February Read

This is a news post, announcing that the Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club has selected The Pretty One, by Keah Brown, as our February read. Keah Brown went and wrote a book that screams, "READ MEEEEEEEE," and so we shall! Details About "The Pretty One" "From the disability rights advocate and creator of [...]
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“The Healing Powers of Dude” Made Me Feel Like a Grumpy Bitch

This is about a new show on Netflix called, "The Healing Powers of Dude." There are some spoilers in it! The Healing Powers of Dude has "good stuff" written all over it. A show geared for tweens, about a (white) kid with social anxiety, and his best friends in middle school are an Asian girl [...]
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Activism Against Ableism: A Short Film on Everything You Need to Know

This is a short video explaining what ableism is, the basic pieces behind disability rights, and what having a disability is, what a disability is. What is Ableism? Ableism is  prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism is real, and exists even among people with disabilities, as we can internalize the ableism that is rampant in [...]
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How Can a Parent Get Ahead When School is Always Out?

This is about the American school system and it's fundamental differences with working hours and higher ed. The American school system is fundamentally out of synch with the working hours that parents keep. It's even out of synch with higher education calendars. I noticed this of course in California, but this has slapped me in [...]
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How to Open an ABLE Account: Save Money and Keep Disability Benefits

This is a post about how to open an ABLE account. It is a neutral post, not committed to any one type of ABLE account. It is a source of information and is not sponsored in any way. What is An ABLE Account? "ABLE" is an acronym meaning "Achieving a Better Life Experience". ABLE accounts [...]
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