im such a linguistics nerd so i just started thinking of when you start talking to someone new online and you have to learn all their personal tone indicators and what :) or any other smilie actually means to them and how after a while you can tell when something is wrong just because they type something differently than normal and we all just learn and adapt to this type of communication so quickly to make these wonderful online friendships and its kind of amazing
Though I’ve learnt to tolerate InDesign I’ve not yet come to love it. It feels a bit clunky in comparison to Illustrator.
Last week, we examined multiple perspectives about why Autism Speaks is problematic and hurtful for autistic people. With that in mind this week, let us take a look at some great organizations that do positive work for the autistic community and are worthy of support!
The criteria in which we judged an autism-related organization are as follows:
- Meaningfully includes people on the autism spectrum in top levels of leadership.
- Affirms the lives of autistic people.
- Strives towards full inclusion of autistic people in the community.
- Financially responsible.
- Accepting of LGBTQ people.
Today’s feature organization is TASH!
This is TASH’s Mission Statement:
As a leader in disability advocacy for more than 35 years, the mission of TASH is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights. These things are accomplished through collaboration among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers, advocates and many others who seek to promote equity, opportunity and inclusion. Together, this mission is realized through:
Advocacy for equity, opportunities, social justice and human rights
Education of the public, government officials, community leaders and service providers
Research that translates excellence to practice
Individualized, quality supports in place of congregate and segregated settings and services
Legislation, litigation and public policy consistent with the mission and vision of TASH
The focus of TASH is supporting those people with significant disabilities and support needs who are most at risk for being excluded from society; perceived by traditional service systems as most challenging; most likely to have their rights abridged; most likely to be at risk for living, working, playing and learning in segregated environments; least likely to have the tools and opportunities necessary to advocate on their behalf; and are most likely to need ongoing, individualized supports to participate in inclusive communities and enjoy a quality of life similar to that available to all people.
TASH is accepting of LGBTQ people.
To donate to TASH click here.
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