Category Archives: Rail Against Stigma

Disability Day of Mourning: The Loss of Innocence

A few weeks back I asked H if he would like to attend the ASAN Vancouver Disability Day of Mourning Vigil with me on March 1st, at the Woodlands Memorial Gardens in New Westminster, BC. He asked what the vigil … Continue reading

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“Stop…” A Poem: Disability Day of Mourning 2016

                Today I share this poem, originally published in June 2013, to witness and remember the lives of Disabled people killed by their parents and caregivers…  Stop..   Stop   These words of … Continue reading

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Forward and back…16 years of Ausome!

This fabulous young man turned 16 today… It was a day of looking back and looking forward… a low-key, laid-back day with very few demands. In reality, today was a sort of culmination of small birthday events that have been … Continue reading

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Expressions of PosAutivity #AutismPositivity2014

So excited to announce… (insert drumroll) The Third Annual Autism Positivity Flashblog on April 30th, 2014!! Join us in honouring diverse forms of communication and in celebrating Autism Acceptance and we will once again flood Google with positive messages about Autism.  … Continue reading

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My Plan B is… Stick to Plan A!!

This past week was the marking of the third year of this blog… no fanfare needed… because there is so much work that needs to be done. And I am busy – so busy – with working at my wonderful … Continue reading

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Rail Against Stigma: This is not a Radical Act!

Sometimes people think I am kinda’ a radical for speaking against negative stigma and organizations like Autism Speaks that perpetuate the stance that Autistic people are a burden and a tragedy. However, I don’t believe that speaking up for human … Continue reading

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