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Mr @gcarmell, of @CWSapartments,

I am an Autistic resident of Marquis Lakeline Station and this is an Americans with Disabilites Act Reasonable Accomodation Request in line with the ADA and the Fair Housing Act.

As you know, there is no mandated way that these are submitted.
I have communication difficulties and your company is failing to manage disability correctly requiring that modification to your policy which will be made clear through this process.

This constitutes a valid ADA accomodation request.
@CWSapartments has recieved paperwork from my Doctor which confirms that I am Autistic. This is not necessary but it is on file with them. Also They where sent emails well in advance of that that I have Autism, ADHD and other conditions.
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🌈Hi friends! Here's a quick refresher on some #ableist terms to stop using!

⏰REMINDER: It's okay if you're still working on removing these from your every day vocabulary - so am I! As long as we're trying♥️ #DisabilityTwitter #DisabledTwitter Blue square graphic, white ...
Here's some common phrases that perpetuate #ableism... Especially because these terms/words are commonly used as "disses" or something negative.

#DisabledIsNotABadWord! Please do not say differently abled.. special needs.. etc.. #JustSayDisabled :) Light blue graphic, dark bl...Light blue graphic, dark bl...
It can feel extremely invalidating for #disabled folks to have their illnesses talked about so lightly, especially from folks who don't have those illnesses.

#MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy #DisabilityTwitter Dark blue graphic, white te...
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For me, the worst part of being #disabled is the drain on my ego. Its incredibly hard to maintain a sense of self-worth and confidence when you are literally constantly thwarted by simple tasks that almost everyone else does with ease, compounded by the social isolation. 1/8
This thread isn't to invite pity.

For the #disabled, its to give hope that you can achieve great things. I'm living out my dreams, even though I still struggle with the weight of my brokenness. 2/8
For the abled, this thread is to share a piece of my world and ask that you extend empathy to those who have a very different set of challenges and blessings due to a disability they have zero control over. 3/8
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About to get into #RollWithIt with @TaraJean.

Follow the thread for thoughts from someone who has CP.

#CerebralPalsy #Reading #Books #DisabledTwitter #ActuallyDisabled #BookReviews Image
Honest first thought? The fact that the cover has praise from the author of Wonder pretty much is making me side-eye the book already.

Read more: toniasays.blogspot.com/2017/08/review…

But I'm going to give this one a chance...
The dedication, though... To all the "amazing" kids living with a disability?

So early...so much condescension.
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If you aren’t disabled, and think ableism doesn’t affect you, consider the time you felt totally burned out at work in a way that put your well-being at risk. Consider the time you realized that you could easily be replaced with someone who would “do the work” if you couldn’t.
Ableism is a scourge on people who have bodies. We weren’t designed to work endlessly in an obsession of productivity or capital gain. America needs a system that values HUMAN-WELL-BEING over PRODUCTION. We will all win when we dismantle ableism. P.s. in case it needs to be said,
while non-disabled people can survive, albeit uncomfortably in our ableist system, disabled people often cannot. Literally. We need systemic change for our survival. #disabled #disabledtwitter #CripTheVote
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#SocialDistancingNow could be the kindest thing you could do - #flatteningthecurve could be life saving!
But it doesn’t have to mean social isolation - Here’s some ideas on how to stay social and supportive… stay kind in chalk on the pavement
Sure, some of you might be connected to your community already - great!
But if not no time like the present to start.

(#ComCom peeps are already all over this - @KezNoo @MerrynGott @CormacRussell @PHPalCare )
Drop a letter or note into neighbours letter boxes with your details and let them know how you can help.
A meal, grocery drop, loo paper, veggies from your yard, board game swap etc

Maybe you can set up a what’s app group, or street Facebook group so you can stay connected?
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I finally took an improv class at @SecondCityTO. It was super fun b/c the instructor let me observe rather than interact so I was able to learn a bunch of really useful info. Then came the angry abusive desk clerk who unloaded on me saying I'd been "aggressive this whole time"...
@SecondCityTO When I gave my credit card to pay, he refused to give it back because "collateral" then threatened to call the police. I have no idea what he was on but it was terrible. I told him he could us inclusivity training because he was treading in lawsuit territory. His response was...
@SecondCityTO ...to ask me what my disability was. I told him he couldn't ask that. He then asked the instructor if I'd been giving him trouble then proceeded to comment derisively on my stimming (I was trying to keep calm).

It was awful, y'all.

This is why we are at risk in the world.
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Real question. We know what we DON'T want to see from #autistic characters in film & tv (hold the puppet jokes pls), but what DO we want to see? Who do you want to watch and what's happening to them?
#AskingAutistics

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Eagerly waiting for aaalllll the comments. This is it. This is the time and place to speak your mind and be heard by people who can actually make a difference. Come thru #ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics #DisabledTwitter #DisabilityPride #Neurodiversity
Thanks everyone! You really came thru on this. I have LOTS of great input to share and responses to give to those inevitable questions. You've got my back and I've got yours! Here's to more of us, better represented, on screens in the near future. 🤞🏽✊🏽🎬
#RepresentationMatters
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#DisabledTwitter please consider watching Voices from the Shadows, a UK documentary about patients being forced into Dr. Sherry-style graded exercise programs. My community has been shouting about this abuse for years, largely into the void: vimeo.com/ondemand/22513 #mecfs
There is a free code to watch the film. It’s harrowing. Proceed with care if you are a victim of medical abuse. Some of the stories are too shocking to believe but I am sure those within the community will have no trouble believing them.
And if you were outraged by NPR’s coverage of a barbaric chronic pain treatment, please consider amplifying the voices of people with #mecfs who are still fighting coerced/forced treatment and forced institutionalization. It is all the same fight.
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When fighting Ableism, straw bans, inaccessibility, or the general oppression of society, I am uncomfortable that we tend to resort to, "What if you/your kid/your spouse/your friend/family member was disabled & needed this?"

It paints disability as something negative & to fear.
We can, or should be able to, state our truth, or the existence of others' truths, without relying on using hypothetical scenarios that target subconscious negative views and beliefs held by society. #Disabled #DisabledTwitter #StrawBan #Ableism #FightWithoutFears
And just a reminder aside that simulations of disability and disabled life are often harmful, and have been scientifically shown to have a negative impact on an individual's view regarding disability and life with one. #Disabled #DisabledTwitter #FightWithoutFear
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