Friday, August 22, 2014

Video Of The Day ... ASAN Speech

One of my favorite things about the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network is the way they speak about the rights, dignity, and experiences of autistic people within the context of a broader disability experience. In this speech, Ari speaks of the experiences and concerns of people with Blindness, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities as comparable with Autism, without ever actually making that specific point.

This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant, hard-hitting disability rights speeches I have ever heard.

Via the Autistic Self Advocacy Network Tumblr blog.

Disability.TV Podcast - Ep. 2.5, Mini-Cast

This week's Disability.TV podcast is up. It’s a “Mini-Cast” in which I take a look at “disability tropes, narrative markers we can use to map out how disability is portrayed on TV, using the excellent resource,

Next episode: Friday, August 29: Ironside (New Series).

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to Disability.TV at iTunes, or with Stitcher.