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What is Ableism?

Ableism refers to discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. But the reality of ableism extends beyond literal discriminatory acts (intentional or not) to the way our culture views disabled people as a concept. Ableism is also the belief that people with disabilities "need to be fixed" and that having a disability is "a defect rather than a dimension of difference." This collection explores ableism and what we can all do to build a more equitable society.

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    What is Ableism?

    Ableism 101 - What is Ableism? What Does it Look Like?

    Ableism 101 - What is Ableism? What Does it Look Like?

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    Here Are Some Dos And Don’ts Of Disability Language

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