A Guide for Allies: Things Never to Say to the Parent of a Disabled Child (And Things You Should Say Instead)

Children with special needs and their families are a major portion of the community. According to the US Census Bureau, as of 2010 more than 5 percent of the 53.9 million school-aged children in the country reportedly had a disability, and this doesn’t include unreported disabilities and other special needs that may not officially be …

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What is Disability Culture, and Do Reproductive Technologies Threaten It?

Bioethics and the disability community have always had a strange and uncomfortable relationship. That is because many of the mainstream controversies that define modern bioethics have a direct impact on people with disabilities: specifically, the use of technology to eliminate disabilities and questions surrounding genetic diversity. Genetic diversity and disability New reproductive technologies often appear …

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#CripTheVote: what is it?

The 2016 election brought the #CripTheVote movement into the forefront of American politics. However, the movement wasn’t just about that election. It’s about increasing the visibility of people with disabilities for all elections and achieving better representation at all levels of government. The #CripTheVote movement gained a lot of momentum after Donald Trump was called …

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Service Dogs in School: A Girl with a Disability and her Service Dog

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has recently found what we all know in our hearts to be true: nothing should come between a girl and her dog, and there is a place for service dogs in school. Well, that’s definitely a paraphrase. Actually, the case concerns Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old with cerebral …

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