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15. Autism and Disability Justice with Dr. Sara Acevedo

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In this episode, Dr. Sara Acevedo gives us insight into the person-first and identity-first language debate, and explains how language perspectives are connected to historical context of perceptions of disability. She also dives into the difference between disability rights and disability justice. Finally, Dr. Acevedo leaves us with many resources, names of books, and individuals, disability activists, speaking and non-speaking, who have stories to tell and things to teach us. 


Links and People Mentioned  

Gloria Anzaldua

Patricia Hill Collins

Simi Linton - Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity

Vic Finkelstein

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, Richard Scotch - Allies & Obstacles: Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities 

Sins Invalid

Leroy Moore

Patty Berne

Angela Davis

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Eli Clare

Mia Mingus

Alice Wong - Disability Visibility Project

Adam Wolfond

Hari Srinivasan

David James (DJ) Savarese

Emma Zurcher-Long

Diego Peña (Mentioned Post-Recording)

Correction of note: Dr. Acevedo corrected the comment that 504 protesters occupied the "federal building," and not the "capitol building."


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