Category Archives: Disability

Embodiment and Disability 

Embodiment is the tangible representation of a idea or concept such as disability. It is taking the socio-cultural concept of disability and giving it tangible form such as emotions, thoughts, and abilities. It is how society’s view of disability and … Continue reading

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Grad Course: Intro to Disability

I am taking the introductory course for my grad program. The course is called psychosocial, cultural, and political aspects of disability. This week is about the social construction of disability. I have read writings about institutional history, the concept of … Continue reading

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Police & Disability 

There is a lack of awareness and acceptance of disability permeating through society. There is a lot of stigma and misconceptions. People fear the unknown and different. People act on their ignorance, perpetuating the problem. Police work is incredibly stressful … Continue reading

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Bipolar Affective Disorder with Psychosis

A post about an individual’s experiences with bipolar affective disorder with psychosis. A informative and interesting post, definently worth the read. http://www.kennethreitz.org/essays/mentalhealtherror-an-exception-occurred

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People say…

People say I’ve never gone through hell. My life’s good. I function well. I’m successful. I can’t possibly have a bad life and do well. Well, gee I must have wonderous powers of self determination and confidence. Hmm, so I … Continue reading

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Autism Diagnosis

The article describes what it’s like to have autism and disclose it. http://themighty.com/2015/12/to-the-people-trying-to-change-me-after-my-autism-diagnosis/

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Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

I was diagnosed with mixed receptive-expressive language disorder when I was seven years old. It is a neurological defect that affects how the brain processes spoken and written language. There is a breakdown in receiving, remembering, understanding, and using auditory … Continue reading

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