Click the video above to play. Read below for the video transcript. Today, we all need to talk about what we’ve been scared and uncomfortable to talk about for a really long time. White people – we need to talk about racism. As a cis-gender white male, I was born into a lot of privilege …
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In this podcast, we cover a wide range of topics, including: doing away with deficit-based assessments, enhancing a person’s mana (explanation inside the podcast), the power of holding a positive vision, the rights of people with disabilities, tools for social inclusion, and much more!
Family, Inclusion, Siblings
“It is hard work. The social model of disability teaches us that it is going to be hard work. But, it was also hard work when Matthew was in institutional settings. In institutional settings, it was hard work to make a change because of the powerlessness [against the organization]. Now it [the social model] is hard work, just a different kind of hard work. For example, finding someone to live with Matthew. But now we have control and power.”
What do self-advocates need to know? “Language – if folks don’t have the right language to tell us that something happened, how can they tell us? If you don’t know the language of your body, how can you tell somebody when something goes wrong?”