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What sorts of people? Empathy deficit disorder — do you suffer from it?

In Cognition, Empathy on June 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

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What Sorts of Paralympics? A Disabled Swimmer’s Dream, a Mother’s Fight

In Ableism, Cognition, Disability, Sports on June 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Its about a swimmer with cerebral palsy and developmental differences. An excerpt

“Mr. Kendall Bailey, an athlete who is a citizen of the USA and eligible to represent the USA in international competition, is inappropriately classified to compete in International Paralympic Committee (IPC) swimming competition. Mr. Bailey is intellectually disabled. The intellectual disability classification for swimming (S14) is not presently recognized by the IPC; nor is an intellectually disabled swimmer eligible to compete under the IPC Swimming Functional Classification System.”

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Manifesto of the Disabled Text

In Ableism on June 18, 2008 at 2:49 am

by Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson, Action Books
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Use of terms such as able, enable and disable with a twist.