When I tell people I have Asperger’s they have can have one or both of two option. The Sorry Bunch and The Patronizing Fools.
The Sorry “we have to deal with you” Bunch is not too awful.For example, when I had just been diagnosed. 877 more words
The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities is currently developing its next five-year plan for 2017 through 2021. The Council is seeking input on the goals it has developed for the next five years and is looking for individuals to review its preliminary list of goals and offer feedback. 74 more words
Note: This article first appeared on the following website: https://pjsnpeacesigns.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/moving-beyond-ableism-discovering-discrepancies-the-mistreatment-of-adults-with-developmental-disabilities-in-the-legal-system/ with an abbreviated version published here: http://www.stateofformation.org/2016/04/discovering-discrepancies-the-mistreatment-of-adults-with-developmental-disabilities-in-the-legal-system/.
I will always remember the headline in the Toronto Sun newspaper on February 3, 2012: “Toronto police shoot and kill man with scissors wearing hospital gown.” The day was like any other. 1,275 more words