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Is there a cure for ableism?
Effective treatments for ableism include:
Everyone must make an effort to learn about disability issues and to examine and confront ableist bias ourselves and our communities. We all have a duty to understand and combat ableism.
Inclusion and accessibility are civil rights, not special privileges. It is everyone’s obligation to find out how to make our communities and spaces more accessible, and endeavor to include disabled people.
The rights of disabled people are intertwined with non disabled people’s civil rights; our political activism, our votes, and our policy making should always be inclusive and intersectional.
Center Disabled People
Disabled people must be centered in our own lives and in disability advocacy; this means we have autonomy in our personal lives and we take the lead in disability rights organizations. Non-disabled people should have supporting roles as needed.
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Remember, bigotry is NOT actually a disease!”
Intro: Ableism Awareness Month
Part 1: What is ableism?
Part 2: How many people are affected by ableism?
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Thank you for saying what needs to be said so well.
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