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THREAD: I feel for this family, I really do. My mother was DXed with schizophrenia at 18. Our family went through hell trying to find actual good help for her; she died at 46. This article is an example of everything that's wrong with how we understand & respond. 1/
First, the title: "What schizophrenia does to families." The focus is ALWAYS on the caregiver. I had to read thousands of words before hearing from Aaron, the actual subject of this story. When he tries to complain about what's happening to him, he is cut off by his mother. 2/
The article seems like an advertisement for Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, rebranded as "Assisted Outpatient Treatment," the pet program of the Treatment Advocacy Center. Maryland is called out for being one of a few states NOT to have an AOT law on the books. 3/
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#DisabilityTwitter #Madison disabled students need your help. Please spread the word & if you have expertise or clout also email the school board. Madison plans to buy a multi-million dollar facility to house (segregate) “alternative” students, aka disabled students, esp BIPOC.
Let @MMSDschools know that disabled students deserve to be integrated & included not isolated & incarcerated. This is the same district where a black disabled girl’s braids were ripped out & a black disabled teen was pinned & punched by 3 police officers. That’s just THIS YEAR!
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The MYTH of #HighFunctioningAutism

(sorry, long thread; also about #ABA, but PLEASE try to read it!)

For skeptics who believe an #Autistic with a job or a profession or a child or a relationship leads a life similar to a #Neurotypical (#Allistic), please read this./1
Also, to #AutismParents wanting an #Autistic child to grow up looking & acting “normal” & considering #ABA, please read on.

This is a 2-hour snapshot from my fairly functional day as an #ActuallyAutistic, outwardly very “successful” #Neurotypical-appearing health professional./2
The following represents a particularly SERENE 2-hour slice of my day, a lot less harrowing than the rest of it.

In other words, this is #AutisticMasking at its LEAST taxing./3
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Live tweeting re-watch of #MainPremKiDiwaniHoon henceforth to be referred to as #MPKDH
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First 5 minutes, and this college clearly never had a #POSH training because a student has plopped into a professor's lap and the professor is telling the girls they'll clear the exams
And of course the #electricguitar is connected to

Nothing
When I see a puppy
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White disabled people really need to stop with hot takes on representations of disabled people of color that don’t even MENTION race (see below). #disabledbutnotreally #disabilitytoowhite

qz.com/1671776/the-pr…
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Thread! CW: police violence

Friends, you know I don’t share violent content often but I’m sharing video of a #MadisonWI black disabled high school student who was assaulted by police. Read the thread for the longer narrative courtesy of @AboutFreedomInc
Earlier this week, a Black high school student with a mental disability, who attends West High School, was failed by @MMSDschools and assaulted by @madisonpolice officers.
West High School staff called the cops on the Black disabled student (I haven’t heard why). The student left and went home. The cops came to the student’s home and violently arrested them. The student was cooperative, but that did not stop the violence.
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Honestly I always believed this was a distraction/stunt. Everything is PR & staging in this administration, for this narcissist. He can’t get anything actually done legislatively so he creates crises to “solve” & be the “hero” 🙄
And honestly, there are so many ways this administration is doing serious long term damage to disabled communities. Special Olympics does good work but it IS a private org. We need funding for education, work training programs, healthcare & accessible infrastructure.
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This story is rage-inducing yet, it is the reality of many disabled girls of color in public schools. Given this is my specific focus of research, let’s examine why this is not an outlier, but an often repeated story for disabled girls of color #DisCrit #DisabilityJustice 1/
Let’s go through some trends & then into this story specifically. Note, most of this work comes straight from my book, The Pedagogy of Pathologization Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-prison Nexus” which I will link when I have space. 2/ #DisCrit routledge.com/The-Pedagogy-o…
“Students in special education have been traditionally been imagined as a protected class in schools, but, in fact, have rarely been protected from the deleterious effects of disproportionate disciplinary actions, poor curriculum, and problematic pedagogy” (p. 39) 3/ #DisCrit
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#DisabilityJustice Twitter please uplift this story. A white male principal push & tore the braids out of an 11 year old black disabled girl’s head after she told him to not touch her as he was removing her from class for spraying perfume. Dane Co. DA is not pressing charges.
Here is the parent reaction. During the investigation the DA tried to get Child Protective Service records suggesting the mother abused her child. nbc15.com/content/news/M…
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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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I don’t have all the words for it yet, but if you don’t have Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (@brownstargirl)’s new book Care Work, you need to go buy it right now. Now. Especially if you are disabled or a person of color or a femme or all of the above. It is...exceptional.
It reminds me of the intensely political, personal, fierce, healing writing of 80s WOC feminists like Audre Lorde & Gloria Anzaldúa. This book is intellectually & emotionally powerful. I’m buying copies for friends. I’m so blown away, so moved—truly a game changing collection.
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Annoyed thread: A person named Kris Lint, who has left a whopping 327 comments on the SyFy channel’s website, decided to write an extended comment on my interview on #disability & scifi about how he can’t think of one #disabled person who knows who wouldn’t “jump for a cure.”
Kris says disabilities aren’t things people want, just things people are forced to overcome. Kris says no parent wants a disabled child.
Kris then proceeded to say I’m ignorant for thinking tech should aim to create a more #accessible world rather than focus exclusively on cure. If anyone out there knows Kris Lint, leading commenter on the SyFy channel website, please tell them to kindly fuck all of the way off.
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#PuertoRico's imprisoned folks have been auctioned off to CoreCivic to be sent to AZ.
This despite opposition fr attys/orgs; concerns re healthcare at the AZ prison to which they'll be sent & CoreCivic's exploitative, dishonest & violent practices, as well as previous uprisings by PR's incarcerated folks who've been sent to mainland "US." periodismoinvestigativo.com/2018/08/depart…
A reminder that the vast majority of people imprisoned in #PuertoRico, just like everywhere else are Disabled, low/no income, indigenous/negatively radicalized.

This is a #DisabilityJustice+#RacialJustice+#EconomicJustice issue.

#DisabilitySolidarity
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