Category: Disabilities

A couple of fascinating timelines

I’ve enjoyed poking around two websites that have timelines of events relating to disabilities. One is from the Lives Worth Living website (the name of a PBS documentary which has received high praise in the disability community). Some of their material is taken (with attribution) from another, more detailed timeline found on the National Consortium on …

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Is It Time to Abandon the DSM?

Is It Time to Abandon the DSM? Controversy Over Autism May Present an Opportunity January 20, 2012 ©2012 Michael Forbes Wilcox “…disability is a natural part of the human experience…” From The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (originally passed in 1990, and commonly referred to as “The DD Act”) The …

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The Massachusetts Cross-Disability Advocacy Coalition (CDAC)

You will be hearing a lot more about this coalition from me (that’s a promise, not a threat!). We are just getting organized, and are noodling out ways to expand from our original core group into a truly state-wide and inclusive coalition. We are talking about doing 8 outreach gatherings in various places around the …

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