An ally is a supporter, an associate, a colleague, a partner, a friend. Allies are usually members of another community that has a higher degree of rights and freedoms, who use their position of comparative privilege to amplify voices and influence change.[…]
Disability is a social construct, and therefore, it can be deconstructed as well to make way for diversity and inclusion. But to deconstruct anything one must first understand its building blocks, and ableism forms the largest chunk.[…]
The maze of disability language is fraught with peril. There are clear frustrations, even among the allies, over which words and phrases to use as the disability language has been evolving.[…]
It’s common college lingo. The sentiment of exasperation flies effortlessly with these words. Any raised eyebrows or hints at the inappropriateness are met with an I-didn’t-mean-it-like-that. […]
One of the biggest challenges faced by new caregivers while researching on the internet is the confusion caused by the seemingly interchangeable use of terms “intellectual disability”, “learning disability”, “learning disorder”, and “learning difference”. […]
Intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), formerly known as mental retardation, is a cognitive impairment caused by trauma to the brain, environmental and/or genetic factors making it develop differently than a typical human brain. […]
This article is the story of how the mind of a person with Down Syndrome plays with numbers, equations and logic giving proof against long-held myth of inability to do think up and understand abstract concepts
Tomorrow we kick off our maiden #StepUp4Sarvodya campaignexcitement’ at the moment!
Lots of folk have gotten added along the way – so here is a quick refresher on what we are up to here!