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