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chutzpadik:

[very quiet voice] addicts deserve a place in the disability community too

quiet reminder that alcoholism and addiction are considered disabilities

It turns out that unexpected things drain my spoons via a slow-drip leak. The sound of hammering all day as my neighbor’s house is getting a new roof? Sensory spoon leakage. Sitting in one position for too long? Physical activity and sensory spoon leakage. Listening to a radio program while I work? Language spoon leakage. Cursing out the bank’s confusing phone menu? Executive function spoon leakage.

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CONSERVING SPOONS

This is a great, very helpful piece about how to imagine, organize, and conserve your spoons (for disabled people who few spoons to start with).

(If you’re completely confused about why so many sick and disabled people talk about “spoons,” check "The Spoon Theory," which explains the metaphor).

(via spoonie-mj)

(Source: disabilityhistory)

giggleshrug:

Drake and Aziz’s friendship is my favorite thing

gimptips:

claudeiloux:

gimptips:

I’ve decided to name my wheelchair “E” so I’m always roooOoOolling on it.

Painful. Genuinely painful.

You love it.

telephonoscope:

telephonoscope:

telephonoscope:

[Image: Box that says Netflix. Underneath is the Netflix suggestion box that has been edited to say Disability Films by Disabled Creators. See All]
Are you less than excited about the new show Red Band Society? Did you think Mozart and the Whale was ridiculous? Do people keep suggesting that you watch The Miracle Worker and Forest Gump, as if those are disability bibles and not just inspiration porn?
Make a change! Tell Netflix that we want more disability films by disabled creators! We want fiction, scifi, fantasy, documentaries, cartoons, whatever - just let us represent ourselves!
We have 250 signatures! Help us get to 300!
https://www.change.org/p/ted-sarandos-let-people-with-disabilities-and-chronic-illness-represent-themselves

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telephonoscope:

telephonoscope:

telephonoscope:

[Image: Box that says Netflix. Underneath is the Netflix suggestion box that has been edited to say Disability Films by Disabled Creators. See All]

Are you less than excited about the new show Red Band Society? Did you think Mozart and the Whale was ridiculous? Do people keep suggesting that you watch The Miracle Worker and Forest Gump, as if those are disability bibles and not just inspiration porn?

Make a change! Tell Netflix that we want more disability films by disabled creators! We want fiction, scifi, fantasy, documentaries, cartoons, whatever - just let us represent ourselves!

We have 250 signatures! Help us get to 300!

https://www.change.org/p/ted-sarandos-let-people-with-disabilities-and-chronic-illness-represent-themselves

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wetmattos:

pokemoneggs:

THIS IS HOW THE BRITISH PRESS RESPONDS TO THE KILLINGS OF DISABLED CHILDREN. All of these extracts were taken from UK news websites. the final tweet is in response to a now-deleted tweet from politician Sandy Kaylan, who praised a mother for ‘euthanising’ her infant children

tania Clarence, 43, admitted to smothering three of her children, all of whom suffered from physical disabilities. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their tragic deaths, these methods of reporting are unethical and go against the British editors code of practice - which states that, once proceedings are active, the press cannot publish any material that could create substantial risk of prejudice in court. The language used in these articles (“tragic mum”, “the unbearable burden of care”, putting the word murder in scare quotes, etc) does exactly that. Reading these articles, it is clear who we are meant to “side” with.

that these rules on court proceedings are apparently not applicable to cases involving the killing of disabled children shows how little the British press (and by extension, the public) cares about the welfare of disabled people in this country. Calling these children burdens and implying they deserved to die reinforces ableism and makes the world a more dangerous place for disabled people. Yet the press does not count it as encouraging prejudice. maybe it’s because we believe the unlawful killing of disabled infants does not “count” as a real crime

This is abhorrent.

http://fatsexybitch.tumblr.com/post/99919690261/autisticsimon-if-you-talk-about-the-wage-gap-in

fatsexybitch:

autisticsimon:

If you talk about the wage gap in America and only mention race and gender but not disability then you are ignoring a huge problem. Disabled people are legally allowed to be paid under minimum wage.

its called sub minimum wage and universities, charities, ‘training schools’,…

femme-swag:

sittinpretty-718:

You can’t sit with me.

your vest!!!

femme-swag:

sittinpretty-718:

You can’t sit with me.

your vest!!!

Differently abled people, it is your time to shine!

justrollinon:

neurowonderful:

mikshajagwanth:

I came across a study about a survey conducted of occupational therapy students and physiotherapy student’s attitudes to disabled people.

This study really interested me as at my university, there is this unspoken rivalry between…

Oct 7

http://floralandfrightening.tumblr.com/post/99412094596/how-to-not-stress-me-out-in-regards-to-my-auditory

floralandfrightening:

how to not stress me out in regards to my auditory processing disorder (alternate title: just pretend I’m hard of hearing and everything will be okay)

  • please please please look at me (or at least in my general direction) when you’re talking to me, without anything covering your mouth. lip…