Tag Archives: Civil rights movement

43. Community Accountability

In regard to disability, I have become convinced that the only sustainable way to achieve equality will not come from a trickle-down effect. As well-meaning as anyone would like to believe government passage of law to be, enforcement is not … Continue reading

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42. Never-Ending with No Closure Ever

Many years ago I entered into this disability advocacy field thinking I could have everything in control within five years. Yes, I mean everything.  As you may have guessed, I couldn’t have been more wrong . I didn’t really grasp … Continue reading

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38. Advocating For Full Inclusion

Naturally occurring supports and services in school, neighborhood, and community are something we use every day in life and the greatest reason for advocating for full inclusion. For most of us being included is a right but for some individuals with … Continue reading

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20. I Cannot Become Complacent But Must Remain Vigilant

I became involved in this grassroots parent civil rights movement, as most do, because of my own immediate needs for my son. I was able to resolve his issues within the first year. Subsequent IEP meetings were never an issue once I … Continue reading

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