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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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How to Get a Free Movie Disability Companion Pass

This is about how to get a free disability companion pass at a movie theatre. I love going to the movies, and I love taking my kids to the movies. I love everything about it: the experience of being excited to see something, the anticipation while waiting in line. I love the comforting feel of [...]
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How to Get Your FREE Lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass (Military & 4th Grade Too)

This is about how to get a FREE lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass. If you are serving with US Military or a 4th grader, you can also qualify for a free annual Parks Pass, and this post will show you how to do it! America has 61 protected areas known as National Parks and [...]
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Rae Reviews: Stumble to Rise: a Memoir on Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Rae reviews the book, Stumble to Rise, in this post. Stumble to Rise is an autobiographical description of living a full life with multiple sclerosis (MS). Gina, the author, has a meaningful career, an active family and a stylish home. She describes both the medical and physical experience of MS (procedures, mobility issues) as well as [...]
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Haben: Read the Book in December & Talk with Author in January

This is a post about the Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club's book pick for December. Decembe Pick: Haben The Lit League Disability Book and Movie Club has picked Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law for our December book! I reached out to the author, Haben Girma, and she has agreed to [...]
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IEP 101: What Is An IEP and 5 Useful IEP Resources for Parents

This is a page full of IEP resources for parents. It contains links to IEP websites, IEP books, IEP “binders”, and IEP legal information that I have found helpful as I navigate IEPs. An Introduction to IEP 101  IEP: Individual Education Plan What Is An IEP? An IEP is the plan that is crafted between [...]
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The Disability Organizations Doing the Best Work These Days

This is a list of the best disability organizations - that is, organizations doing great work with disability. It is updated from an original 2018 list. This is a handy list to have for Giving Tuesday, or if you want to connect with a great organization for an internship, do research on what leaders in [...]
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