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Ty @Irishbrat1966 once again for finding and sharing this awful mess of a profiteer.
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🔴 We're LIVE! Join @InclusionCA and @InclusionIntl to discuss the expansion of medical assistance in dying/#euthanasia in #Canada.

We'll be live-tweeting the session and sharing key points from the discussion here, follow this thread to catch the conversation!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, #Canada legalized a pathway to euthanasia for people who are not terminally ill, provided they have a disability or disabling medical condition.
In practice, people with disabilities are dying because they live in poverty, can’t secure affordable adequate housing, and are avoiding #institutionalization.
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Older academics on Twitter this last week be like "just move around for postdoc positions like I did and stop complaining"; Here are some of my experiences in today's world as a prestigiously NSF-funded postdoc; a 🧵
(2 🧵) First of all; housing! I moved across the country sight unseen. This is the state of trying to rent near @UConn - now imagine doing this from far away during the pandemic like I did. I luckily found a place and now commute 1.5 hours 7 days a week for my research Image
(3🧵) I am externally funded on a prestigious fellowship (#NSFPRFB) and as a #disabledscientist had to go months without insurance and almost ran out of my life-saving medications. I am not included in our postdoctoral union and thus can't access certain on campus resources
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Being Autistic for me is so similar to having my invisible illness and being an ambulatory wheelchair user due to peoples judgements and assumptions about my disabilities and physical health.
#ActuallyAutistic #allautistics #AutismAcceptanceMonth #AutismAcceptance
(I’ve had 3 knee surgeries and will need a knee replacement eventually and I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and heart condition etc)
1. People say I don’t look Autistic.
People also say I don’t look sick or disabled. But it’s not something you can always actually physically see. You can’t see Autism just like you can’t see a lot of disabilities and physical health conditions.
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We have another skittish little #bunny! Our beautiful Tony here is v #shy about sharing #sources, and since I am v #gentle, as an act of #goodfaith, i’ll go first and see if we can ease him in!

A #funfunfun "I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours" game for #SundayFunday🎀
Before we really get going... #Muffin were you aware that #Omicron is leading to a big increase in #pediatric hospital admissions?…
#Bunny, you weren’t #serious about #Covid re: children, were you?

Researchers "have found elevated levels of a biomarker related to blood vessel damage in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection, even if the children had minimal or no symptoms of COVID-19."…
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Ein Thread über #Ableismus im #ÖPNV .
@WSWWuppertal @RadioWuppertal @stadt_wuppertal
Gestern wollte ich einkaufen gehen & musste dafür mit der #Schwebebahn von Oberbarmen zur Adler Brücke fahren.
Als die
Bahn (Wagen 17 , um 14:46 Uhr) in Oberbarmen leer einfuhr, sah mich der Fahrer bereits und wir schauten uns kurz in die Augen.
Ich stand direkt an der Tür, mit der einzigen Rampe, direkt vorne beim Fahrer.
Die Bahn kam zum Stehen und die Türen öffneten.
Alle stiegen ein, ich
wartete darauf, dass der Fahrer aus seinem Fahrerstand kommt und mir die Rampe ausklappt, damit ich auch endlich einsteigen kann.
Er kam nicht.
Alle waren schon drin und saßen.
Ich fuhr nochmal kurz in das Sichtfeld des Fahrers, der noch immer im auf seinem Sitz saß.
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What’s the deal w/ people in #pain using #opioids? (Read entire thread.) We are not “drug addicts.” We are physically DEPENDENT on our meds, which we need to function w/out pain (i.e, to function). Physical dependence occurs on heart meds & #antidepressants too. #ThisIsUs
And I am not trying to stigmatize #addiction here. But rly, let’s talk; chronic pain patients (#CPPs) have been forced to KILL themselves due to untreated pain, due to bad #policy, due to the #stigma, foolishness & financial incentives of others. This has a name: opiophobia…
If you took me off ALL opioids, I (like most #painpatients) would go through ugly opioid #withdrawals (and make sure to poop/puke on YOU for causing them)! 😂

And even after months of “abstaining,” and withdrawals disappearing, I would be “clean” in the eyes of the world, but…
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Also let's not have that conversation about how even in liberalism white people do speak over black/Latinx folks sometimes which causes problems y'all but apparently it's acceptable as long as they "Democrat" and agree with the hive mind cause they "good white people" lmao.
Welp. #generationy and #millennials, y'all not so tolerant now? You only not #transphobic, #misogynist, #racist, avoid #ethnic #discrimination, avoid critiquing valid #religions, non #ableist against disabled folx etc. as long as ppl agree 100% with the #liberal #hivemind 🤷
Forgot homophobia as I'm not straight lol so yes I am calling Millennial/Generation Y, at least some of you lot a bunch of dumbass crybabies who do not understand the idea of critically critiquing, and NO, that is not a #white thing or else I guess my CUNY Hunter college /3
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Yet another reminder to #onpoli ppl


If you actually knew autistic adults, they'd tell you the "needs based" therapy these martyr parents are fighting for is just a form of operant conditioning (behaviour training, like for dogs.) ⤵️
Autistic-led groups don't think kids need behavioural conditioning!

We think autistic kids need communication access, tech& training, accepting adults & the freedom to be themself without being painstakingly coerced by strangers to act like a neurotypical "for their own sake".

You are perpetuating #ableist, anti-autistic stigma and misconceptions. This ignorance and the people so happy to scream it from the roofs lead to serious mental health risks for #autistic children. #onpoli
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The #Oscars would not permit winner Anthony Hopkins, 83, to participate remotely from overseas during a deadly pandemic with a heavy death toll - particularly for people over 60? Forgive me if I feel this does not reflect well on their commitment to #accessibility.
Let me be clear: That is some #ableist garbage right there.
Not allowing Anthony Hopkins to participate remotely in the #Oscars is literally #ableism. 'We are powerful and well-funded, and have the technology for you to participate safely and be heard, but we don't feel like using it.' This is what disabled folks have heard for years.
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A thread about what just happened
I pointed out someone famous was losing a debate because they were using #ableist language.
People rushed to his defense saying that he could never be #ableist And that calling someone neurodivergent a brain dead zombie was not #Ableism
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This is a critically important thread.📌 Mocking #disability is, alas, bipartisan--everyone loves to do it. When I challenge people about their #ableism, they take offense. Non-disabled people talk over and through #disabled people all the time. Stop using ableist language. ...
... Disabled people are victimized on so many levels by so many people. Performative #ableism is commonplace. People use ableist language constantly. And victimizing disabled people is systemic. More than half of all police shootings are of disabled people. All so disheartening.
Case in point: If anyone GAF about #disabled people, Cuomo would have been forced to resign months ago over what he did to disabled and elderly people. And Trump's abuse of a #disabled reporter was a clear indicator of his #ableism, bigotry and saying the quiet parts out loud.
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I’m alerting our community to someone too selfish to see the big picture. @thackerpd has attacked @JoshBloomACSH because he actively debunks junk-science aimed at taking away #PatientCenteredCare and redirecting it to the #PainProfuteers
An attack on someone helping painful disabled, acute, and surgical patients is despicable and #Ableist. Paul, I implore you to do more research into things before you go off half-cocked about special interests. How about looking into Chris Christie and Pacira? Or Indivior?
Josh Bloom is smart enough to know EVERYONE will be affected by pain at some point, and no one that has any sense wants to live in a world of unnecessary suffering. Also, his own mother is suffering with pain. Imagine how privileged you must be to not be affected by this.
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as a neuro-atypical person I'm fine with saying we are not normal. maybe stop policing language used by neuro-atypical people to describe themselves.
"it's #ableist to say that autistic people aren't normal" actually it's ableist to assume that "not normal" is an insult
This is the same shit that gets normies thinking “people with intellectual disabilities” is the “correct” term even though 99% of people with intellectual disabilities can’t say “people with intellectual disabilities.” It’s just a way to establish woke hierarchy among normies.
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A little 🧵 on the perils of being an imperfect #ethicist. ⤵️
Being an #ethicist requires a lot of reflection & self policing. Claiming to have authority/ knowledge on ethical reasoning/behavior, means choosing to be held to an extremely ⬆️ standard. Yet, I continue to be a human who makes mistakes & evolves. #UnfortunateReality
The stakes are high in the #bioethics niche. The pressure to be “good” and “right” and “correct” (however those are defined) as an ethicist is something I feel constantly. I spend a lot of brain power reading, reflecting &
revisiting complex moral landscapes.
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#AutisticWhileBlack #COVID19 #DisabilitySolidarity #CripTheVote It's time for us to repeat in an OpEd that this premature reporting of every little medication that disabled folks depend on being used in COVID19 clinical trials is the most #ableist thing ever. 1/
First Lupus patients were impacted by irresponsible touting of hydroxychloroquine as a cure: Potential Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Patients with Lupus During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic /2
Next, it was asthma patients impacted by the run on albuterol inhalers: Albuterol Inhaler Shortage Due to COVID-19 Could Impact People With Asthma:… 3/
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The #ableist gift that keeps on giving. @MarcelFVerweij en @RolandPierik willen niet toegeven dat utilitarianisme f*ing validistisch kan zijn, maar komen met meer redenen waarom deze 'trolley problem' vingeroefening helemaal toppie is. Daar vind ik natuurlijk ook wat van. 👇 1/
'In de praktijk zal dit, vermoeden we, nauwelijks tot andere keuzen leiden dan die de intensivisten nu al zelf maken' maar ondanks *nihil effect* normaliseren @RolandPierik en @MarcelFVerweij het #validisme graag voor een ander moment.…
'Als intensivecare-artsen weten dat de keuzen die zij maken passen binnen een kader waarvoor de maatschappij als geheel verantwoordelijkheid neemt, dan haalt dat een deel van de last van verantwoordelijkheid van hun schouders; die delen wij dan als maatschappij.' 3/
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This thread is in response to a recent thread by @leoniedelt that was interesting & provocative & hopefully won’t be a magnet for trolls, but as it stands, deserves a healthy debate.

As a bereaved parent & multiple trauma survivor & a psychiatrist of 30 years & a multiply

#Disabled #ActuallyAutistic & #AutisticParent, I am very accustomed to being a member of heterogenous groups that share one overarching life experience that sets them apart from the rest of society.

In a bereaved parents’ group, we are there to support one another


Everyone is in the same boat, having suffered unimaginable loss, so it really isn’t cool to create a hierarchy of suffering based on how old your child was when they died or their cause of death or how many children died or how many are still alive or

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-Isms should be uncomfortable. Labeling something as a 'bias' or prejudice does not make it less #racist, #sexist, #homophobic, #ageist, #ableist, etc. Recognizing your own racism, sexism, homophobia - your own -ism, is the first step to fighting it
#diversity #inclusion 1/
Sugar-coating these words to make them more comfortable to work with does us no favors.

Back story:

During the Ignite pre-day I was very open about recognizing my own bias, specifically my own racism. I understand that it exists & I actively work against that conditioning. 2/
It is conditioning. And exists in most of us. I was just willing to admit to it in an open forum. It's sad that instead of asking how we can all get to a place where we are admitting to & working against our own isms, people get hung up on the admission & label me "a racist" 3/
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Breaking News: every one of those pathetic, small-minded wastes of oxygen that are critical (AKA afraid) of @GretaThunberg should face the fact that they are one or more of these things: #misogynistic, #ageist and/or #ableist. (1/n)
And yes, you can be a woman and a misogynist. Let me break it down for you: if you say she's a puppet, or being manipulated, then you believe she's somehow weak. If you're a man, particularly in a position of "Conservative" or Republican power, (2/n)
then misogyny is basically guaranteed. If you shed crocodile tears because of her "special needs", for one, you're full of it, and for another, you know NOTHING about neurodiversity. Thinking differently, seeing the world differently and refusing to (3/n)
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Peter Meijer, 31, heir to a multi-billion $ supermarket chain, is running for Congress, challenging @justinamash (who quit GOP over current admin policies) for MI3 seat. The award-winning @DragSyndrome was scheduled to perform at a venue Meijer owns.
Meijer cancelled the #DragSyndrome appearance. Why? To “protect” them, he says.


The members of the UK-based troupe have #DownSyndrome (as does my daughter). Never mind that they’re adults, talented, successful, with full agency, who’ve performed around the world...
Meijer says he knows better. Claims he’s “protecting” “differently-abled” people. (Hey Peter: say “disabled.” As in “Americans with Disabilities Act.”)

My daughter’s whole life, people tried to exclude her (violating IDEA, another federal law, btw). They called it “protection.”
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I need someone with time & skills to do a detailed discourse analysis of the responses to @SelmaBlair’s #OscarAwards look on social media. It for now here’s my quick morning take, a thread particularly for nondisabled folks.
Among my #DisabilityRights, #disabilityjustice & #disabilitystudies comrades, there’s excitement about the power of representation. Blair’s look, like hashtags #DisabledAndCute & #DisabledPeopleAreHot, demonstrate disabled bodyminds & accoutrements like canes can be attractive
However, some of the general comments on images & stories of Blair, while seemingly “positive,” are DEEPLY #ableist in that they rely on notions of bravery, pity, overcoming & shock at the attractiveness of a disabled bodyminds. Let’s break down the problems with each response.
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