Autistic Boy Locked Out of Elementary School (Unbelievable)

What a depressing story and reminder of the ableism still present in our public education system. Even worse that it was an ethnically diverse child as well. Thankfully the person responsible is being held accountable. The story is here on USA Today.

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Ableism, Defined

From Wikipedia: "Ableism /ˈeɪblɪzəm/ (also known as ablism, disablism (Brit. English), anapirophobia, anapirism, and disability discrimination) is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism characterizes persons as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled." Ableism is something that happens in the autism community regularly. It is essentially discrimination against people … Continue reading Ableism, Defined