Chronological Archives

  • Calls for Papers US Conference: The Association on Higher Education And Disability is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 34th Annual Conference, “AHEAD 2011: Sustainable Access through Partnership.” The conference will be held July 11-16, 2011 at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA The Call for Proposals Submission Deadline is October 25, 2010 The 2011 conference theme, ...
  • Recommended Reading for 1 October, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? First up, something close to my heart as a user of Sydney public transport from Jo Tamar at Wallaby: ...
  • On Living Without a Diagnosis “A diagnosis is just a tool to get you what you need,” said a good friend of mine, by way of his therapist. His statement particularly resonated for me because for a long time I’ve been a woman without a diagnosis.  This article is about why I am finally OK with ...
  • Signal Boost: Assistance Dog Blog Carnival — Your Input Requested Gentle Readers! Sharon and Barnum over at After Gadget have it in mind to begin an Assistance Dog Blog Carnival. The majority of the information can be found at their blog: I love blog carnival and blogswarms. I try to participate in them as much as I’m able (which is a lot less often than I’d ...
  • Autism & Internet Usage Survey ETA: Several people have brought up concerns with this survey in the comments, including the AQ test that is at the end. You may want to check the concerns in the comments before deciding if you want to take the survey. I am an active autistic self-advocate and autism researcher (PhD student, educational psychology). I ...
  • Recommended Reading for 30 September 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest ...
  • Guest Post from Lisa: Invisible Ableism Lisa Harney is a single lesbian with ADHD, three cats, and a penchant for writing about social justice and transphobia. She blogs regularly at Questioning Transphobia. So one of the most frustrating experiences of coming to terms with my disability is realizing just how much ableism has impacted my life without my realization. I mean, I knew ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Yeah Hi I’m Actually Right Here Back in July, the following letter/response ran in Dear Abby: Dear Abby: I am the parent of a child with special needs. To an outsider he looks different; adults and children stare at him when we’re out. My son is not aware of their impolite behavior, but I am — and it really irks me. What ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, September 29 Insomnia Anna says: “Yawn” Raising My Boychick: On The Ubiquitous Use of “Crazy” Now you’re just being melodramatic. Don’t you have bigger things to worry about? Sure. I have mental health disparity because of racism and other bigotries, and exorbitant prices of prescription drugs, and insurance that won’t cover the medicines that work for me, and mental health ...
  • (Semi-)Weekly Job Round-up As always, these are jobs that I come across in my web-readings, they are not endorsed by anyone here in any way, and I cannot answer any questions about them. I only have two today: The first is in the UK, the second in Canada: Company Seeks Amputee Actors Trauma FX Ltd employs amputee actors ...