Relying on others for simple daily care activities will ALWAYS be a part of my life

While most days I don’t let the fact that I can never take a shit without interacting with someone get to me, sometimes these facts creep up on me like a dormant monster that’s always hiding under my bed, waiting to come out and scare me. I’m using the metaphor of a monster to compare the fact that I’ll always need to rely on people for the rest of my life because ... sometimes it scares me. What if one day I have no one?

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Why I Don’t Want To Be Referred To As “Special Needs”

Whenever I see articles written about disability and see the title replacing the word disability with special needs, I get a shutter of distaste that consumes my “disability cringy things” part of my brain — the same part of my brain that shutters when someone applauds me for being out in public.. because when you’re disabled, leaving your house is brave. You know, all the things.

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10 reasons why you should date a disabled babe

Society has strategically placed a 10 foot treacherous trench between disability and dating.  Within this trench of misconception riddled waters is disability stigmas such as: disabled people being invalid, homebodies that are innocent. This dehumanizing view of disability screws us in the dating department. We’re people that have hobbies, talents, bad disability jokes, and love to share.

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Disabled people deserve to be hired.

Before giving it a go, I thought, it can’t be that hard, can it? I’ll just roll in with my  black pumps and as my mom says, little house on the prairie, button up, collared shirt and dazzle the interviewer with my intuitive fruition and witty intelligence. That was, until I started the tedious process of job hunting after college, which was two years ago.

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How Autism has impacted my life | World Autism Day

My passion for disability advocacy flourished the day I started. Here I was, physically unable to do any of the things I’m teaching the residents to do, and I’m doing it successfully. On the independent living side, the residents learned basic skills like cooking, cleaning, organizing, money management, hygiene, etc. The most challenging BUT fun thing I had the opportunity to facilitate was cooking.

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