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Fighting Institutional Bias: An Interview with Disability Rights activist Clark Goodrich

This is the first in a series of interviews and postings that looks at the people and the history of the Disability Rights Movement in West Michigan. 260 more words

Clark Goodrich

This years Engagement Focus is on Volunteering

I’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front for a while now. Largely because my focus as changed.

We still invest in our  established engagement styles; 1) Members Group, 2) Ambassadors, 3) Events and 4) Social networking, Working with volunteers as an engagement style means we look at how we deliver these styles. 360 more words

Peer Support

Is Co-production Fulfilling Our Hopes?

When applying for a job recently I needed to talk about co-production. I defined this as the genuine collaboration and mutual respect between disabled people and professionals. 800 more words


The Reason The Disability Rights Movement is Miles Behind

I mistakenly told my step-mom I was writing a post on the disability movement, to which she said, “Isn’t that an oxy moron?”I’m thinking I should just quit now, and let that joke from Punny Punster suffice as explanation. 789 more words

Disability Theory

Engage Merton

This was an event put on by Merton’s Clinical Commissioning Group (MCCG) and Merton Health Watch. It taught me a lot about engagement through an experience of failure. 693 more words

Disability Rhetoric

In the New York Times magazine article “Unspeakable Conversations” Harriet M Johnson examines infanticide. The article focusing on the debate between a prominent philosopher who believes parents should be able to choose to end a disabled child’s life and Johnson, a disabled woman  herself, who believes infanticide of disabled infants is genocide. 213 more words

The International Women with Disabilities Conference

The International Women with Disabilities Conference opened on June 27th, 2012 at 3pm Spanish time. This three-day conference is hosted by the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI) and is taking place at the ONCE (Spanish National Organization of the Blind) Sports and Culture Center in Madrid, Spain. 170 more words