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Disability rights activists rally around wife of quadraplegic man with covid-19 who sought continued treatment – The Washington Post

The hospital deemed further treatments futile’for Michael Hickson — a decision his wife opposed but others signed off on. Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old father of five from Texas, was sick with covid-19 when doctors reached a crossroads in his treatment. He had pneumonia in both lungs, a urinary tract infection and sepsis — a dangerous […]

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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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We Can’t Address Disability WIthout Addressing Race. Here’s Why | Lydia X. Z. Brown

   by Lydia X. Z. Brown, autistic attorney and disability justice advocate.   Like many autistic women and nonbinary people of color, I didn’t find out I was autistic until many years after the average white autistic man usually does in early childhood. I was 13 instead of 3, and that’s still actually quite early […]

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What is Police Violence?: A plain language booklet about anti-Black racism, police violence, and what you can do to stop it | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Standing against anti-Black police violence is a critical part of fighting for disability rights. With protests against police violence going on all over the country, we wanted to provide an accessible resource for learning about what is happening — and how all of us can help create change. This booklet provides accessible information on topics […]

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Freedom for Some Is Not Freedom for All – Disability Visibility Project

By Alice Wong   Freedom for some is not freedom for all. As a high-risk disabled Californian staying at home in San Francisco, I am not jealous that people are enjoying bars, beaches, and parks. I am angry seeing so many people outdoors not wearing masks or social distancing. As various cities and states begin […]

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Snapshot | Google Alert – autism | Circa June 26, 2008

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comJun 26, 2008, 9:24 AM Google News Alert for: autism Autism on a Plane: Is This Really Big News?About – News & Issues – New York,NY,USAA mom and her autistic child were thrown off a plane. Various versions of this story seem to agree that this particular situation […]

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COVID-19 Cases At Group Homes, Institutions Going Untracked – Disability Scoop

With no official government tally, one group is working to identify how many people with disabilities have contracted or died from coronavirus while living in congregate settings. Source: COVID-19 Cases At Group Homes, Institutions Going Untracked – Disability Scoop