Category Archives: Humans

Reintegration

Despite being a social construct, inclusion has to occur because right now it is the only way for people with disabilities to be included in society. Laws and polices provide protections and rules society has to follow in regards to treatment … Continue reading

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Disability Inclusion

Disability inclusion is the action of including people with disabilities into everyday activities. It is achieved through practices and polices that identify and remove barriers to full participation in society. “Normal” people construct society which consists of social behaviors, rules/laws, … Continue reading

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Voices

I started this blog to express myself, raise awareness, and provide resources on disability. More importantly it is meant to give people with disabilities a voice. Since the start of the new administration, people with disabilities and many other marginalized … Continue reading

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All for one and one for all, united we stand, divided we fall. ~ Alexandre Dumas

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Future America

As we come closer to the swearing in of Trump, people’s fears are skyrocketing. Trump has voiced negative opinions and intentions to oppress and persecute minority groups. It is unknown whether those statements were true or simply a method to … Continue reading

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Grief

My grandma passed away a few weeks ago. At the time I was not able to talk about it. I was having trouble expressing my emotions and it was aggravating my depression.  It reminded that it is so easy to … Continue reading

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Community Accepting Disability

The island, Martha’s Vineyard, represented how people could come to accept the disabled within their community. The community had a very large deaf population for many generations. The high rate was believed to be a inherited form of deafness. The islanders … 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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Learning to Respond

Humans are wired to be reactive. We are impulsive and presumptive. We act before we think. It is easier to assume than to question. We judge instead of giving the benifit of the doubt. What if humans chose to respond … Continue reading

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Facing the World Together

I have always had a love for helping others, especially those that are disadvantaged. My wish to help people with disabilities was achieved at my job as a teacher in a elementary school childcare program. One particular student has had … Continue reading

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