Down Syndrome: She’s No Mistake

I was thinking about the language we use with regards to Down syndrome, and what it implies. "Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic birth defects..."Stanford Children's Health "Down syndrome is usually caused by an error in cell division..."National Down Syndrome Society " But with Down syndrome, something goes wrong..."Web MD "... there's … Continue reading Down Syndrome: She’s No Mistake

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Attacking Ableists: Why it Fails, and How to Change Their Minds

This has been adapted from a post I made a year ago. Last year, some of my followers on Wattpad had a habit of attacking people who said ignorant things about autism. The situation often rapidly escalated into insults and bitterness. I found it greatly upsetting. I talked with them about it, and they showed … Continue reading Attacking Ableists: Why it Fails, and How to Change Their Minds