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HOW TO BE A BETTER ALLY TO THE DISABLED COMMUNITY: A THREAD.

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LISTEN TO US. DON'T INVALIDATE OUR LIVED EXPERIENCES! The image reads: "LIST...
INSTEAD OF TAKING UP OUR SPACE, AMPLIFY OUR VOICES! The image reads: "INST...
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I'd like the above sonnet to move. So ideally you know the answer--it is a widely known answer in disability circles--and then you're it. You write yr own "Tag, You're It" sonnet, same form, same first line, different tags, different code to answer. Whoever answers that, etc.
Tagging people I think might be up for this challenge @SandraBeasley @sagrossman @SF_Montgomery @authorKQ @gm_palmer @cyreejarelle only crips/disabled poets @CadeyLadey @jesilfa @travisclau yes you have to know answer to 1st one b/c it will lead you b/c cyborg magic
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I've now recovered enough to do this thread about my visit to @Aust_Parliament the other day.
I've become increasingly reluctant to visit because its usually an awful experience. Occasionally I get lucky, but this wasn't one of those days, in fact it's one of the worst experiences I've had so far getting into @Aust_Parliament
Why? Well, security. Because I come with a power wheelchair I'm not standard, so the usual security checks don't apply for me. Of course I travel a fair bit so its not like I'm not familiar with security checks & how to make them work well.
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There is something super-problematic about ABA therapists, who don't understand either autism or apraxia as it manifests in autistics, saying, "Behaviour is communication," and then trying to change that behaviour based on their assumption of what the behaviour is communicating.
Because not only do they often miss what the behaviour is communicating, but there may be many times (especially in those with apraxia) that the behaviour is NOT communication. At all. Even if there is laughter. Or screaming. Even if the behaviour contains words.
Here's something for you to check out if you thought all behaviour is communication.

Because you'd be wrong.

And if this blows your mind, then check out every link in that thread.

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