Sometimes I think it is best to just stop talking and listen to the advocates with lived experience around us. That is what I am going to do for this blog today.
“We should treat everyone according to the Golden Rule.” This is what we heard last summer on a call with students in inclusive college programs celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA.
It’s summer! School is out, the weather is hot, vacation is calling. But did you know that there is still work you can be doing to help your inclusive college program? Just like you take a vacation over the summer, your legislators take a break from Washington, DC.
As a person with a disability, I was never taught how to speak up for myself. People assumed I would do what they wanted me to do. In the disability community, there’s a saying that people with disabilities take to heart: “nothing about us without us”.