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This page was created to serve as a central place for people looking to support the movement to end violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Whether it’s donating to organizations that contribute to Black liberation, learning new strategies to become a better ally, or purchasing goods from a Black-owned business, there are many ways to make a difference.

Black Lives Matter

This page was created to serve as a central place for people looking to support the movement to end violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Whether it’s donating to organizations that contribute to Black liberation, learning new strategies to become a better ally, or purchasing goods from a Black-owned business, there are many ways to make a difference.
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Four Ways to Improve Crisis Intervention Services for the Disability Community

Content note: includes discussion of mental health crises and police brutality In 2012, my own fear of the police due to previous trauma impacted my ability to call the crisis response team for a friend who was having a mental health crisis. My trauma informed my belief that if I called them, they would send … Continued
A series of three gradually fading images of the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol). They are blue on a white background. The first is drawn with a solid line, the second with a dotted line, and the third with an even fainter dotted line.

The Hardest Part of Being Disabled is Being Ignored

Content note: includes discussion of COVID-19 and racism World, I have so much to tell you. The question is, are you ready to listen? Because people with muscular dystrophy tend to die of respiratory failure, I’ve long expected to choke to death. These days, coronavirus is stealing people’s breath. If I died this year, my … Continued

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As we navigate responding to COVID-19, we cannot leave the disability community behind. The following pieces are part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19.   For Coronavirus resources for disabled Washingtonians, visit our resource page. You may also be interested in Disability Rights Washington’s work: AVID Jail and … Continued

Parenting Without Pity

Parenting Without Pity is a storytelling project where disabled parents draw from our own experiences of disability to help parents be better allies for their disabled children.   In the series, we ask disabled parents about their own childhoods and what they wish their parents would have known. We also ask how they identify – … Continued

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Want to learn how to ensure your content is accessible to people with sensory disabilities? Watch our videos or read our guides below: Digital Accessibility Basics Detailed Step-by-Step Accessibility Directions Powerpoint Training We believe social media should be accessible – which is why we use captions, audio description and transcripts for our videos, and image … Continued
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