Sunday, April 19, 2009

Are You Aware? XVII

Blogging Against Disablism Day will again be May 1. Come join us!
Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009

What is Disablism (or Ablism)? It is the assumption that non-disabled people are inherently better than and superior to disabled people. It is the discrimination that has parents of "regular" students screaming about having special ed kids in with their kids in class. It is the attitude that encourages kids to be mean and even cruel to Joey on the playground, with the parents dismissing it as "well, they're boys!" It is what keeps adult services difficult to get, makes IEPs so extreme for way too many parents, and forced lawmakers to create laws to protect the rights of disabled people (laws which non-disabled people then complain about!)

We're all human beings. It would sure be nice of everyone remembered that. Let's write some reminders.


Sally's World said...

I'm there

Sally's World said...

can i post this too to get more people to join?

Joeymom said...

I would go ahead and link back to the original post at Diary of a Goldfish. She even gives you the code for the logo with the link to her post!

Sally's World said...

thanks will do!