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Those face mask ADA exemption cards are dangerous nonsense.

Nondisabled scammers want you to believe that the ADA “protects” them from having to wear a face mask in public. Don’t believe them.   Every morning I get a text message from my disabled grandmother’s nursing home telling me how many residents have died “COVID related deaths” since the pandemic began. As of Friday morning? […]

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ICYMI: Truly Awful Pseudoscience: Jill Escher’s “The Autism Matrix” | Shannon Des Roches Rosa | Circa April 28, 2017

Shannon Des Roches Rosa   Apr 28, 2017 · 8 min read   San Francisco Autism Society president Jill Escher recently used that society’s website to publish “The Autism Matrix,” her opinion piece about what she considers “the autismS.” Its most prominent feature is a matrix of photos of autistic people Escher has categorized: Not […]

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Archived | ASA Launches Online Art Exhibit; Easter Seals, ASA, and AUCD present for State Legislators | Circa July 31, 2008

ASA Launches Online Art Exhibit; Easter Seals, ASA, and AUCD present for State Legislatorsnewsletterx Autism Society of America asanet@autism-society.org via bounce.convio.netJul 31, 2008, 1:00 PM If you are unable to view the message below, please go to http://www.autism-society.org/site/MessageViewer/. Autism Society of America’s e-newsletterVISIT OUR WEBSITE BECOME AN ASA MEMBER RENEW MEMBERSHIP WAYS TO HELP DONATE […]

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… So Lack Of Disability Access Is A Marketable Event For Stores. | Eve Reiland

This Autistic sensory shopping extravaganza. is not just Macy’s, and it’s been happening around the world with various stores. This is marketed inspiration porn for non-autistics to ‘feel good’ about these stores … You know, I see autistic activists talking about this and seeing other folks respond ‘at least their trying. It’s better than nothing.’ […]

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Polaris Macy’s hosting back-to-school shopping event for autistic children | WSYX

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — With back to school season here, Macy’s is hosting a shopping event that caters to children with autism. Source: Polaris Macy’s hosting back-to-school shopping event for autistic children | WSYX note … Disability access is not “catering” to autistic anyone. Marketing a more access-friendly day is a sad state for Autistics. […]

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Headphones are adaptive technology for my disabilities. | Eve Reiland

Headphones are adaptive technology for my disabilities. Sensory overload is painful, and until that sensory input is managed, muted or otherwise helped – the pain will increase and increase until I completely lose my shit if I can’t escape it. Then I have the horror of recovering from an Autistic meltdown, which can take days. […]

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How George H.W. Bush Proved Himself to the Disability Rights Community With the ADA – Pacific Standard

The ADA stands as one of Bush’s greatest legacies. He didn’t do it alone. Source: How George H.W. Bush Proved Himself to the Disability Rights Community With the ADA – Pacific Standard