1. 16:34 24th Nov 2013

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    Reblogged from solo-cinco-pesos

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    humans-of-pdx:

"I had a bacterial infection when I was two that turned into gangrene. People don’t believe all the things I can do. Like write. I have some of the best handwriting in my class." She put her arms together to show me how she would hold a pencil or pen. "Are you in school?" "Well I just finished medical school to become a medical assistant." Just then she got a phone call, swiped open the touch screen and effortlessly held the phone up to her ear. I waited patiently as she tried to work out some logistics with a family member. "That was my grandma. She’s on her way to pick me up and take me to my dance studio." "You dance?" "Yeah, you should come to my performance." I told her I would absolutely love to.

    humans-of-pdx:

    "I had a bacterial infection when I was two that turned into gangrene. People don’t believe all the things I can do. Like write. I have some of the best handwriting in my class." She put her arms together to show me how she would hold a pencil or pen. 

    "Are you in school?" 

    "Well I just finished medical school to become a medical assistant." Just then she got a phone call, swiped open the touch screen and effortlessly held the phone up to her ear. I waited patiently as she tried to work out some logistics with a family member. "That was my grandma. She’s on her way to pick me up and take me to my dance studio." 

    "You dance?" 

    "Yeah, you should come to my performance." 

    I told her I would absolutely love to.

     
  2. 21:06 17th Oct 2013

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    Please come check out the artwork from Abilities United. 

    If you have work of your own then feel free to submit. 

     
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    blackandkillingit:

Wheelchair Swag, Wheelchair fashion, Killing it even on the wheelchair
http://www.thediylady.com/2013/06/ootd-burlington-find-b-tribal-print-top.html

    blackandkillingit:

    Wheelchair Swag, Wheelchair fashion, Killing it even on the wheelchair

    http://www.thediylady.com/2013/06/ootd-burlington-find-b-tribal-print-top.html

     
  4. 19:05 2nd Jun 2013

    Notes: 289

    Reblogged from strugglingtobeheard

    itwillbeloud:

    disabledpeoplearesexy:

    I want to see more visibly disabled people in queer porn. I have the ability to do it. So part of that more is me.

    Lyric Seal is amazing. Someone sent me a message (or a submission?) ages ago about hir and I only just got round to looking hir up. Hot, queer, gorgeous!

    edit: looks like I have actually posted a picture of Lyric Seal before, just didn’t remember and must not have looked up the name at the time: http://disabledpeoplearesexy.tumblr.com/post/30031210400/sappylyrix-model-me-is-growing-but-im-no-less

    the second time they have shown up on my dash today… always reblog. :) 

     
  5. sailor-ramiel:

    evolutia:

    trapghoul:

    how come white boys are given adhd medication and called gifted when they act out but black boys are placed in remedial classes and passed off as stupid???? is that not a valid issue among men’s rights activists???

    No. Friendzoning and Fedora’s. That’s it.

    #wake up america x

     
  6. 19:54 27th Apr 2013

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    Reblogged from queerandpresentdanger

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  7. 23:02 8th Apr 2013

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    Reblogged from a-spoon-is-born

    If you’re autistic and need advice on working shitty food service or retail jobs, I’m your man

    girljanitor:

    seriously I’ve had most of them and can probably give you a fair idea of what to expect, esp. if it’s your first job. I have sensory issues out the ass and had some pretty fucking severe social problems until I was about 15…moderate social problems between 25-30. Dyspraxia, prosopagnosia (that’s a fucking doozie for retail, let me tell ya), and intermittent visual agnosia and loss of speech.

    For additional flavor, I also have anxiety and panic disorder, PTSD, depression, and agoraphobia so bad I was a shut-in for between 5 and 8 years.

    So if you need tips on how to smile at strangers when triggered and depersonalizing, or how to run a cash register when you can’t read the keys, please feel free to ask.

    This also applies to people recently getting out of an abusive situation, maybe homeless, underage, or otherwise discommoded. I also am slightly conversant with the labor laws of a handful of states, OSHA and EEOC guidelines, FMLA law, and a smattering of ADA.

    I like to put this out there from time to time because there’s a lack of specific, realistic information out there for people who are “in the shit”, so to speak. Also, I mutually follow quite a few autistic people who are currently working retail and/or food service with same/similar issues.

    Sig boost!

     
  8. 22:57

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    Reblogged from avenpt

    avenpt:

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Karen and I’m a sociology postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. For my Masters dissertation, I am conducting research on the topic of asexuality and disability: specifically exploring the experiences of people who self-identify as asexual and have a disability, and looking at the ways in which asexuality and disability might ‘intersect’. I’m recruiting people to take part in an online (individual) interview with myself – and I was hoping that some of you might be interested in taking part!

    I am interesting in hearing from folks all along the asexuality spectrum, and of all genders, relationship orientations, nationalities etc. I am also working with a broad definition of ‘disability’ – what is important is that you consider yourself to be a disabled person, or that you consider yourself to be disabled in some way.

    It’s also really really important that you are over the age of 18!

    If you think you might be interested, you can send me an email at 0705067c@student.gla.ac.uk and I’ll then send you a plain language information sheet which will give you a lot more details about the study (as well as my full name, contact details for my supervisor and University ethics committee). Once you have read that you can decide whether or not you want to take part. By contacting me you are in no way committing yourself to taking part - and if after reading the information sheet you decide that it is not for you, then that’s absolutely fine too! I’m also more than happy to address any questions or concerns that you might have about the research.

    Thanks very much for reading this – and I hope to speak to some of you soon!

    Best wishes,

    Karen

     
  9. 14:17 3rd Mar 2013

    Notes: 105

    Reblogged from fatpeopleart

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    fatpeopleart:

An amputee octopus woman in an electric wheelchair uses her remaining hand to drink coffee while she writes on a clipboard with two of her tentacles.

    fatpeopleart:

    An amputee octopus woman in an electric wheelchair uses her remaining hand to drink coffee while she writes on a clipboard with two of her tentacles.

     
  10. 21:00 28th Feb 2013

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    Reblogged from the-raven-nevermore

    the-raven-nevermore:

    Awareness Kits contain educational tools to help you raise awareness in your community during National MS Education and Awareness Month. They feature information designed to be of interest to patients, family members, healthcare workers, media, and the community at large. They also include suggestions for how you may use the information and share the material with others. Awareness Kits are available during February and March of each year. Like all MSF programs and services, the kits are offered free of charge.

    Please note: Awareness Kits are only available by mail inside the U.S., but much of the information in the kit will be made available to download worldwide.