Friday, 28 April 2017

Weekend reading and viewing: 29 - 30 April 2017

I knew my daughter and her friends were awesome, but I had no idea just how awesome until today. Devon, my 20-year-old awesome girl who happens to have Down Syndrome, goes to Highline College as part of the Achieve program ... She tripped running to get across the street last Tuesday trying to catch the light rail breaking her ankle. She didn’t know her ankle was broken, but she was with her so called “disabled friends” who made sure she was safe, and helped her get all of the way home and got a hold of my wife to make sure she didn’t have to try to ride her bike home. They were a platoon of friends who knew exactly what to do, elevation, ice, help, who to call, they were even prepared to call an ambulance ...
Sean Adelman, Eximius
25 April 2017

NOS Magazine published an anti-choice and a pro-choice piece, back to back, last week ...
David Perry, How Did We Get Into This Mess? 
24 April 2017

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January and with good reason. First-time writer-director Macon Blair created a gem that mashes up a comedy-crime-revenge-thriller buddy film wrapped in a female-driven plot that may be the first film ever to crush the notion ‘retard’ is a funny word ...
Kari Wagner-Peck, Good Men Project
26 April 2017

If you have not seen the TedX talk by Torrie Dunlap of Kids Included together, then you are missing out on one of the most cohesive explanation of the different models of how we view disability. After watching this 17 minute video you won;t be able to view disability the same way ...
Think Inclusive, 2015 
(Video and Transcript)

... That’s what Kari Wagner-Peck yelled at a man who used the “R-word” in her son’s presence. Wagner-Peck, a Portland, ME-based blogger whose son has Down syndrome, says she felt as if the man understood her when she told him not to use language like that again ...
Sabrina Sooknanan, NY Metro Parents
24 April 2017

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