Disability

Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!

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Autism and Hate crime

From the TUC handbook, Autism in the Workplace

In 2013, Labour MP Ian Mearns introduced a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to require the police to maintain a register of hate crimes committed against people with learning difficulties, learning disabilities and autism. During the early months of 2014, this Bill is progressing through its Parliamentary stages.

Mood Swings

An attempt to put the ups and downs of depression into verse ...

Bright skies, natural highs,
Summer haze, happy days,
Good things ... mood swings
Dark cloud, not proud
Guilt, shame, down again
Life’s shit, deep pit
Break down, sink, drown,
Gasp for air, nothing there,
No hope, can’t cope
Tunnel light out of sight
Ranting, railing, falling, failing

Social model of disability: NEU West Midlands

National Education Union
26/06/2021 - 14:00

Janine will be running this workshop as part of a briefing day for NEU members in the West Midlands. If you are an NEU member and would like to attend, please contact the union for details.

 

THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY: REMOVING BARRIERS AND CHALLENGING OUTDATED ATTITUDES

Historically, society has seen disabled people as broken and in need of fixing.

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