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Disability and Social Security

Reblogged from Beyond Disability


• Disabled people are significantly more likely to be victims of crime than non-disabled people. This gap is largest among 16-34 year-olds, where 39% of disabled people reported being victims of crime, compared to 28% of non-disabled people. 261 more words


Disability Matters

Original post from The BMJ

‘……Karen Horridge: Disability matters  11 Mar, 15 | by BMJ

Our global community has made great strides with issues of race and gender, but has a way to go before disabled people of all ages are warmly welcomed, respected, and fully included as equals in all aspects of our societies, including as equal recipients of high quality healthcare. 776 more words


Autism Awareness week Campaigner calls on Government Action

Original post through pressat

‘…….National Autism Campaigner Kevin Healey is calling on the Government on World Autism Awareness week

This week is World Autism Awareness Week, over 700,000 people are now affected by Autism in the UK. 198 more words


Internalized Audism

Content note: ableism, audism, communication access, disability rights, ADA, institutionalized oppression

Back in February, Congressman Glenn Grothman, R-WI, encouraged his constituents to pry into the lives of citizens on government assistance. 801 more words


Report finds evidence to back ‘real world’ alternative to ‘toxic’ WCA

Original post from Disabled Go News


A new report has called for the “toxic” work capability assessment (WCA) to be scrapped and replaced with something that paints a more realistic picture of the barriers disabled people face in society. 679 more words