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Who has the right to tell stories?

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Who has the right to tell stories?

Scott Price, who describes himself as a proudly "autistic artist", says that while things "have actually improved a lot, there's still a long way to go — in terms of the psychology of people".

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The Adventures Of The Boy Who Was Told He’d Never Speak

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The Adventures Of The Boy Who Was Told He’d Never Speak

For Year 7, I started at a little school in the NSW outback with an enrolment of 150 students from K-12. At first, there were no problems, then things started to go wrong, writes William McIntosh.

Content note: Descriptions of bullying, ableism and a mention of suicide.

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People with disabilities at risk of being wrongly deemed ‘incompetent’ by health system

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People with disabilities at risk of being wrongly deemed ‘incompetent’ by health system

As an individual with a disability, I live in fear that if admitted to hospital, a health-care provider may deem me incompetent based on my disability. This may seem unlikely, but my lived, academic and professional experiences have shown me that assumptions regarding the capabilities of persons with disabilities are often inaccurate and misguided.

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Things not to say to a person living with chronic pain

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Things not to say to a person living with chronic pain

For years, I didn't feel like illnesses 'counted', despite every aspect of my life being affected": People living with invisible disability often feel they have to justify why their conditions are "legitimate", Katie Brebner Griffin explains

It's a shame young people don't care about anyone but themselves," the lady across me complained to her friend, her eyes boring into mine.

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Being an ally to people with disabilities

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Being an ally to people with disabilities

Do you even know what it is — beyond the obvious use of two or three well-known insults?

Across the board, I believe ableism is often the forgotten prejudice. The one so well absorbed into society's structures that many people don't even notice it's there.

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