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Identity & social presence

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Changing the Way We Talk About Disability | Amy Oulton | TEDxBrighton

You can take a wheelchair just about anywhere. Amy addresses societal perceptions of disability and her vision for how we all change the way we approach disability.

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It’s Perfectly OK to Call a Disabled Person ‘Disabled,’ and Here’s Why

We’ve been taught to refer to people with disabilities using person-first language, but that might be doing more harm than good.

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Disabled Person OR Person With a Disability?

Today we are discussing a popular topic; is it more appropriate to say disabled person or person with a disability (PWD)? Well, it all depends on how an individual identifies, there are strong feelings about each.

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Uncovering: an Empowering Pathway to Disability Identity | Heather Evans | TEDxUofW

In her talk, Heather discusses empowering disability identity and reframing disability as a social construct. She explores, through personal stories, how discussing disability and practicing 'uncovering' can lead to a new societal understanding of disability.

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NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea

Judy Singer is generally credited with the coinage of the word that became the banner for the last great social movement to emerge from the 20th century.

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This Is How to Talk About Disability, According to Disabled People

When the problems facing the disabled community are so material, it may seem inconsequential to have a conversation about words, but a debate about how we talk about disabilities, and how disabled people talk about themselves, has been going on for decades, and it’s especially important now, with...

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Reflections from a Different Journey : What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew

Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment.

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How I learned Emotional Intelligence with Aspergers (and How You Can Too!) | Emotions Explained

Emotional Intelligence is my Aspergers special interest, yet despite this I still struggled with social skills for many years. In this video I share my journey including two key turning points that drastically accelerated my learning.

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Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black,...

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COVID-19 Q&A: Dr. Lawrence Fung on Impacts on the Neurodiverse Community

As scientists learn more about the novel Coronavirus, the consensus is that even with more effective treatments and possible vaccines, COVID-19 will likely be with us for a long time to come.

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