- 3:25 pm - Sat, Mar 8, 2014
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I loved watching the #stopcombattingme thing. The number of people rejecting war metaphors was awesome.
- 11:39 pm - Thu, Mar 6, 2014
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Okay, it’s recently become apparent that I may have Aspergers and although I have done a lot of research and am starting to understand how I seem to fit into what it is (I hope I’m making sense), I’m still struggling with the concept of a diagnosis :/
When you were…
I was six at the time, but I found out around fourteen and felt relief. I had been trying to find others like me all my life, constantly fending off ableism without knowing its name. A term for what I was meant that I was not alone.
That said, whatever you feel is okay. Look at the range of responses. It strikes everyone differently. Some people have emotional reactions that they were not expecting. It is like any other upheaval. It may change things some, hopefully for the better. Unless the experience leads you to make big life changes, you will probably return to your emotional baseline after a while. Until then, the feelings you have are the correct for the person you are under present circumstances.
- 8:40 pm
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We might know how to accommodate hearing, vision, or mobility impairments on campus, but chronic pain conditions, autoimmune diseases, and rare diseases present very different challenges. Consider the student suffering from flares of Crohn’s disease or lupus, who may appear healthy one day, but whose symptoms are completely incapacitating the next. How do we accommodate students who can’t make it to class for longer stretches, have frequent medical appointments or disruptive hospital stays, or whose medications may make them drowsy or fatigued even when they are present?
When It Comes To Chronic Illness, College Campuses Have A Lot To Learn
I think many of us would argue that campuses still don’t accommodate hearing, vision, and mobility impairments very well. And this article doesn’t really offer solutions. But it’s true that the challenges of pain, autoimmune, and rare diseases are different and poorly accommodated.
definitely agreeing with rose, especially on the mobility part. most campuses don’t actually care about that kind of stuff at all. But yeah, educational systems do not know now to accommodate us “sick kids” because our disabilities are often so erratic and uncontrollable.
Oh, sorry, those words were misattributed to me. They were actually written by the OP.
(Source: disabilityhistory, via goldenheartedrose)
- 6:54 pm
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I believe that we must do more to treat autism and to investigate its causes. It is particularly tragic that the incidence of autism seems to be increasing dramatically while we do not have sufficient understanding of what causes the illness. We must pursue an aggressive research agenda to…
You could respond again and try to open up a dialogue. You could also try to get some friends to freak out all over this person’s social media profiles. Ideally, these would be IRL people who are also your congresscritter’s constituents.
- 11:21 am
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The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
My only problem with this is the OP’s decision to call a home and family luxuries.