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A Deaf-Blind Mother Shares Her Experiences Parenting Two Hearing Children

DEBRA: Hello, my name is Debra Kahn and I am deaf-blind. I’m a white woman. I have medium short brown hair. I’m wearing glasses and I’m wearing a blue sweater top. I’m one of five children and I have four…
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How Finding Community Supports is Key to Parenting with a Mental Health Disability

Parenting is not only for a certain type of individual. Parenting is for anybody. Just because of your status in society, I don't think that should be a hindrance towards you not being able to experience parenting.
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When Real Life for Disabled People Seems a Lot Like Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, is there Hope for the Future?

Ever since I was a little kid, I looked to books and other media as a way to escape my everyday life. Whether it was sci-fi films like Star Wars, uneasy space bounty hunter tales in video games like
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#ParentingWithoutPity Twitter Chat

Archive of Twitter Chat Our #ParentingWithoutPity project allows disabled parents to offer compassionate and frank advice and guidance to non-disabled parents of disabled children.  As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year, we want to hear from disabled
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Kayla Cromer is an Autistic Actress. Autistic Girls and Women Have Been Waiting for This.

For the longest time, I’ve been disappointed that I have never seen myself on television. I mean this figuratively, of course, but based on the way autism is portrayed in mainstream media, you may be convinced I only understand and…

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Teaching “Yes Means Yes” Can Make Sex Education More Inclusive for the Disability Community

When I was 11, we learnt how to put a condom on a banana. Only one person per group had to demonstrate, and I shrank into the background while everyone else giggled. When I was 13, we learnt about reproduction…
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What Transportation Access Really Means for Disabled People

The strange man at the gas station in Utah approached shyly. I was alone, several hundred miles from home. It was one of those anonymous pit stops between where you’re from and anywhere else that sees a ceaseless tide of
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The Joy of Being Autistic in Spaces Built By and For Autistic People

When Haley Moss, an attorney, visual pop artist, and author from Florida, was 13, she went to the Autism Society of America Conference, a conference dedicated to presentations, discussions, and workshops about autism. It was the first time she’d