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Autism

Happy International Day of People with Disabilities!

Did you know that 1 in 5 people has a disability and that 80% of them are invisible disabilities?

We have to celebrate all kinds of disabilities, because it’s not an ugly word, and avoiding saying it ends up making who we are a taboo, and to not talk about our needs and who we are.

I have two disabilities: I use a hearing aid and I am autistic, and I have a chronic illness. It is important not to focus and hear about just one disability, because in addition to be possible to have more than one, it is the only minority that anyone can join at any point in life.

Following other people with different races, sexual orientations, disabilities, social strata, etc., allows us to better understand the need for accessibility and improvements that we still have to make in our society.

Here are some people with disabilities or disabilities other than Autism, on Instagram, to follow:

  • @chronicallycranky
  • @drewgurza
  • @aaron___philip
  • @upgradeaccessibility
  • @nina_tame
  • @crutches_and_spice
  • @chellaman
  • @the.chronic.couple
  • @wheelchair_rapunzel
  • @lorrayne_carolyne
  • @dayane.limaa
  • @tephmarques

Feliz Dia Internacional das Pessoas com Deficiência!

Sabia que 1 em cada 5 pessoas tem uma deficiência e dessas, 80% são invisíveis?

Temos que celebrar todo o tipo de deficiência, porque não é uma palavra feia, e evitar dizer acaba por tornar quem somos num tabu.

Eu tenho duas deficiências, uso aparelho auditivo e sou autista, e tenho um doença crónica. É importante não nos focarmos apenas numa deficiência porque para além de podermos ter mais que uma, é a única minoria para o qual qualquer pessoa pode entrar a qualquer ponto da vida.

Seguindo outras pessoas com diferentes raças, orientações sexuais, deficiências, estrato social, etc, permite compreendermos melhor a necessidade de acessibilidade e melhorias que ainda temos que fazer na nossa sociedade.

Aqui vão algumas pessoas com deficiência ou incapacidades diferentes de Autismo, no Instagram, para seguirem:

  • @chronicallycranky
  • @drewgurza
  • @aaron___philip
  • @upgradeaccessibility
  • @nina_tame
  • @crutches_and_spice
  • @chellaman
  • @the.chronic.couple
  • @wheelchair_rapunzel
  • @lorrayne_carolyne
  • @dayane.limaa
  • @tephmarques
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Autism Equality

Shops owned by people with disabilities or chronic illnesses

Christmas is coming and COVID made a lot of people, especially people with disability to lose their jobs or to struggle due to the risk for their own health. I decided then to only shop from small business made by people with disabilities. People with disabilities, and specially autistic people, that are also added to the list, gave me so much this year, that the minimum thing I can do is give it back.

I made a biiig list of incredible and beautiful business with everything that you might wish to give during christmas.

Since this list was made also to share into UK, it is divided into UK/outside UK, but most business ship worldwide. Check it below.



Lojas pertencentes a pessoas com deficiência

O Natal está a chegar e a COVID fez com que muitas pessoas, especialmente as pessoas com deficiência, perdessem os seus empregos ou tivessem dificuldades devido ao risco para sua própria saúde. Decidi então comprar apenas em pequenas empresas feitas por pessoas com deficiência. As pessoas com deficiência, principalmente os autistas, que também estão na lista, deram-me tanto este ano que o mínimo que posso fazer é retribuir.

Fiz uma lista enoooorme de negócios incríveis e bonitos com tudo que pode querer oferecer durante o natal.

Como esta lista foi feita também para ser compartilhada no Reino Unido, ela é dividida em Reino Unido/fora do Reino Unido, mas a maioria dos envios para o mundo inteiro. Em Portugal gostava de sublinhar o Atypical Handcraft por uma autista portuguesa, e os livros de Joao Carlos da Costa, um autista não-verbal.

Outside UK

Atypical Handcraft (Portugal)Jewellery made with crystals and accessorieswww.instagram.com/atypical.handcraft
Joao Carlos da Costa (Portugal)Book written by a non-verbal autistic personhttps://www.wook.pt/autor/joao-carlos-da-costa/3167928
Byindeko (Australia)Clothes, accessories, JewelryByindeko.com
Fused with Love Co USClothes and accessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FusedWithLoveCo
Laura Babiuk USClothes, accessories, art, miscellaneoushttps://laurababiuk.com/
Purl knitting (Canada)Scarves andhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/purlknitting/
Qc ceramics USCeramicshttps://www.instagram.com/qcceramics/
Soft and Fierce (Germany)Stickers and badgeshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/SoftandFierce
Spoonie Sister Shop USClotheshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/spooniesistershop/
Strength In Stitches USJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/StrengthInStitches
SunshineWitchery USJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/SunshineWitchery
The good bunny club USClotheshttps://thegoodbunnyclub.com/collections/shop-all
The Lockwood (Canada)Wood disability toyshttps://thelockwood.ca/ 

UK

A Budding Green WitchTarothttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ABuddingGreenWitch
Abigail’s Bead CompanyGemstones and silver jewellerywww.abigailsbeadcompany.com
AbiStevensIllustration, Enamel Pins, jewellery, and Stickershttps://www.etsy.com/shop/abistevens/
AdaptedJamesDisability Aidshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/adaptedjames
Alex Flower ArtPrints, postcards, and arthttps://www.instagram.com/alexflowerart
Alex SicklingCeramicshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alexsickling/
All Things Nice CraftsJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AllthingsniceCrafts
Ananya PaintsPaintings and artworkhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/ananyapaints/
Anchors Aweigh VintageMiscellaneoushttps://www.instagram.com/anchorsaweighvintage
Annie’s Canna MagicBath bombs and saltshttps://www.instagram.com/anniescannamagic/
Art by TansiePrints and arthttps://www.instagram.com/artbytansie
AureliolaukJewellerywww.aureliolauk.etsy.com
Bear Hugs GiftsGift boxeshttps://bearhugsgifts.com/
BethEastonArtArthttps://teespring.com/stores/betheastonart
Caitie Met SodaJewelleryhttps://caitiemetsoda.com/
CakeHead LondonCakeswww.cakeheadlondon.com
Christine CrochetCrochet giftshttps://www.numonday.com/shop/christinecrochet394/
Chronic CreationsJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChronicCreationsGB
Chronically DivinePinshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChronicallyDivine
Clay by the SeaJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/claybytheseastudio/
Confetti WeavesWeaveswww.buttonedbears.com
Conscious craftiesCraft marketplace for people with disabilitieswww.consciouscrafties.com
Colourblind Zebra USClothes, stickers, badges, and postcardshttps://colourblindzebra.com/
Craft The RevolutionEmbroideryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CraftTheRevolution
CrohnieClothingStoreStickershttps://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CrohnieClothingStore
CultCreations TeesPop-culture clothes and giftshttps://www.facebook.com/CultCreationsTees/
Dandy doodlezArt and portraitswww.dandydoodlez.com
Dellies designsGifts and accessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Delliesdesigns
Dina HassNutritionist for people with disabilitieswww.vitamindina.com
Disabled MakersMiscellaneoushttps://www.instagram.com/disabledmakers
Doodle PeopleSocial justice accessories https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/doodlepeople
Elles BakeryCakeshttps://www.ellesbakery.com/
EvabooChildren’s clotheshttps://www.instagram.com/evabooclothing/
FairycakesClothing, accessories, and homewarehttps://www.etsy.com/shop/fairycakes
Farmstead shepherdSheep cheesewww.farmsteadshepherd.com
Freaky Puffalump RebornsHorror dollshttps://www.facebook.com/Freaky-Puffalump-Reborns-705973632862950/
Gender gemsGender affirming apparelhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/gendergems/
GlenouthercraftsWood craftshttps://www.facebook.com/glenouthercrafts/
GlitteratiResin homewarehttps://www.facebook.com/Glitterati-by-Sophia-101126561779381/
GrobblenotsPop-culture craftshttps://grobblenots.bigcartel.com/products
GroundandGrowHandmade toyshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GroundandGrow
HowlitesMiscellaneoushttps://www.redbubble.com/people/Howlites/shop
HyprnrmlJewellery and clotheshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/hyprnrml
In a Box DesignClothes, postcards and miscellaneous https://innabox.co.uk/
In Twos and ThreesEmbroideryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/intwosandthrees/
Jem stitchesEmbroidery and accessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/jemstitches/
Jesse Irwin artJewellery, pins and miscellaneoushttps://jesseirwinart.com/
Kelzo JewelleryJewelleryhttps://kelzojewellery.com/
KerritcosFace Maskshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kerritcos
KillrbangzJewellerywww.killrbangz.com
Kindness Handmade ShopMacrame giftshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/kindnesshandmadeshop
KittyStrandDesignsArthttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KittyStrandDesigns
Laura Charley DesignClothes and accessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/lauracharleydesign/
Lemon CraftsEnvelopeshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LemonCrafts1
Little pensil digitalStationaryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Littlepencildigital
Made by JinksDog related productshttps://www.madebyjinks.co.uk/
Made by PenguinsYarnhttps://www.instagram.com/made_by_penguins
Made by PenguinsYarnhttps://www.madebypenguins.co.uk/
Mayhem CollectionsPop-culture collectibleshttps://www.facebook.com/themayhemcollection/
Meg Scarbie ArtEmbroidery and accessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/megscarbieart/
Mermade handmade treasuresDisney inspired craftshttps://www.instagram.com/mermade.handmade.treasures/
Mily Rose MakesJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/millyrosemakes
Miss Salt Bae ShopClotheshttps://misssaltbae.teemill.com/
MoonlitjwlryJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/Moonlitjwlry
My recovery doodlesBadges and miscellaneoushttps://myrecoverydoodles.bigcartel.com/
NiniprytulaWooden kitchen toolswww.niniprytula.com
Not Your Grandmas UKClothes and accessorieshttps://notyourgrandmas.co.uk/
Old Maiden AuntYarnwww.oldmaidenaunt.com
Pacing pixieClotheshttps://teespring.com/stores/pacingpixie
Paper StoryArt Supplieshttps://paperstory.co.uk/
Pixie CraftHandmade embroideryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/pixiecrafthandmade
Plus10KapowGaming stickers and jewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Plus10Kapow
Positively AliveMiscellaneoushttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PositivelyAlive
Pretty Sick ArtClothes, homeware and accessorieshttps://www.redbubble.com/people/prettysickart/shop
ProteasePrints UKArtwork and giftshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ProteasePrints
Punky MamaPrints, stickers, and badgeswww.thefeministmother.etsy.com
Queen CoyoteHerbalist and doulawww.queen-coyote.com
Rana awadallahArt and printshttps://www.ranaawadallah.com/
RangiChangiShopJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/RangiChangiShop
Rebecca H JewelleryJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RebeccaHJewellery
Rhl CreationBags, postcards and accessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/rlhcreation/
Rosie Cakes boutiqueResine art, acessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RosiecakesBoutique
Sarah Cate CreationsJewellery and arthttps://sarahcatecreations.storenvy.com/
Sarah SteeleSilversmith and jewellryhttps://thebritishcrafthouse.co.uk/shop/sarah-steele-silversmith-and-jeweller
Sew CharmingHand crafted giftshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SewCharmingbyDawn
Sew Sew CraftyArt and Handmade Craftshttps://www.facebook.com/SewSewCrafty1/
Shimmer and SewAccessorieshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShimmerAndSew
Silver SmithyJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmmaSmithJewellery
SkullbagJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/skullbag/
Sophie HinesSensory-friendly underwearhttps://sophiehines.com/pages/hello
Spoonie boxUplifting surprise boxes for people with disabilitieswww.spoonie-box.com
Spoonie Survival kitsSelf-care kits for chronically-illhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/spooniesurvivalkits
StimologyFidgets and sensory toyswww.stimology.co.uk
Stitches and pixelsHandmade Embroideringhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Stitchesandpixels
Submarine StudiosArthttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SubmarineStudios
Sugered Tea DesignsJewelleryhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/SugaredTea
Sunsine Soul and MindHypnotherapy and Medicationhttps://www.instagram.com/sunshinesoulandmind
T2KreationsCraftshttps://www.facebook.com/T2Kreations/
TeawithhbBadges and stickershttps://www.instagram.com/teawithhb
Tender fleshPlant potshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TenderFlesh
The Beauty VaultCosmetics and self-carehttps://thebeautyvault.co.uk/
The Chronic IconicClothes and Badgeshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheChronicIconic
The Dizzie Blonde StudioArthttps://www.etsy.com/shop/thedizzyblondestudio/
The Kerratorium Handmade craftshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Kerratorium
The LockwoodWood disability toyshttps://thelockwood.ca/
The Reluctant SpoonieCrochet toyshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheReluctantSpoonie
The Virtual Christmas market by Women with ADHDMiscellaneoushttps://www.facebook.com/groups/thevirtualchristmasmarket/
The wonkyartistMaps and artwww.thewonkyartist.com
TheVintageBookwormUKVintage books and craftshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/thevintagebookwormuk/
This thing they call recoveryGraphic design, clothes, and printshttps://thisthingtheycallrecovery.teemill.com/
Thomp 2 SocksSockshttps://thomp2.com/
Threador Dead ClubEmbroidery arthttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThreadorDeadClub
Tiding of magpiesJewelleryhttps://smart.bio/tidingofmagpies/
Tiny Treat BoutiqueJewellery and craft kits for kidshttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TinyTreatBoutique
Tutu HullabalooChildren’s clotheshttps://www.tutuhullabaloo.com/
VE CosmeticsCosmeticshttps://www.ve-cosmetics.com/
Velvet Galaxy BathBath bombshttps://www.facebook.com/VelvetGalaxyBathnWax/
Velvet VolcanoClothes and accessorieswww.velvetvolcano.co.uk
Wear a RainbowJewellery and accessorieshttps://weararainbow.bigcartel.com/
Yarn and BlarneyYarn patternshttps://payhip.com/YarnandBlarney

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Autism

Disability profile – Art of Simple Living

The Art of Simple Living blog made a profile about me. If you would like to see the full profile check link.

What do you wish people knew or understood about your condition?

In terms of my chronic condition, I wish people knew that our “I’m fine” is very different from theirs. I am in pain most of the time, and “I’m fine” means “I can bare my pain”. As an autistic person, I wish people knew there are adults that have voices. Everything that is available is for children or families. Even apologies, when someone uses Autism as an adjective, is most of the times directed at families, not autistic people. Sometimes it feels like society does not understand we have presence of mind and are not just empty bodies. I would also like society to not take energy for granted, and respect that some people can not keep up in the level that capitalistic jobs makes us do to fit their idea of success (those levels are unhealthy even for neurotypical people).

The idea that we must be extroverted and change ourselves to appear neurotypical is to squeeze our creative and inventive brains into a mould that would erase us and our identity. Success is variable and do not mean anything if it is not set up on our own terms. Let us be us and set up our own paths and dreams. I am much more inquisitive to society norms and like to question everything society takes as a fact. For me, that’s more autistic than what society portray us to be.”

*O perfil na entrevista e apenas em Ingles.

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Autism

Masks and hearing disabilities

What NOT to do to try to include people with hearing disabilities!

You know that you have a disability when you see these kinds of things and think.. whoever created this cannot be disabled.

Please, do not share this type of mask. I wear a hearing aid and would never wear it.

First, it doesn’t help at all. The fact that I had this on my mask wouldn’t do anything, half do not know what it is and what helps me is when other people use masks with a transparent window to read their lips. Trying to warn other people of my disability doesn’t helped me much.

Second, putting an ID to disclose medical information seems to me to be unfair. This is not inclusion or trying to make society more accessible, but to stick an image on the forehead of people with disabilities saying “be patient that this one is not normal.” Disabled people shouldn’t need to divulge personal and medical information to be included.

Third, it is very ableist to brand disabled people instead of changing the world. By changing something in us, society is implying that we have the problem. We have a disability yes, so does 20% of the population. It is not our fault, and putting the responsibility of equality on our side you are implying we need to change, not society.

And last but most importantly, woman with a disability one of the biggest problems of this is security. It is dangerous to identify ourselves as having hearing disability as there are many people out there who will see this as a sign of vulnerability. Women with disabilities are already much more likely to experience abuse, violence, etc., so we don’t want to make this easier by posting a public notice.

Well this is my opinion.

Do you want equity and accessibility in masks for people with disabilities? Wear a mask with a transparent window.

Student Makes Special Face Mask For People Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing  - UNILAD
Use THIS instead for inclusion!

Change society instead of trying to segregate us by putting “Warning” signs on our bodies.

P.S. Just so you can understand the problem better, I went to the supermarket this week and had to ask a question to an employee. After not understanding for 4 times (while she rolled her eyes), she took the mask and repeat it, putting me and her and danger.


Sabes que és PCD (pessoa com deficiência) quando vês este tipo de coisas e pensas.. quem criou isto não pode ser PCD.

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Não partilhem este tipo de máscara.

Não partilhem este tipo de máscara. Eu uso aparelho auditivo e nunca a usaria.

Primeiro, não ajuda em nada. O facto de eu ter isto na máscara não ia fazer nada, metade não sabe o que é e o que me ajuda é quando outras pessoas usam as máscaras com janela transparente para ler os lábios.

Segundo, colocar uma identificação a divulgar informação médica parece-me que não é justo. Isso não é inclusão nem tentar tornar a sociedade mais acessível mas sim espetar uma imagem na testa das pessoas com deficiência a dizer “tenham paciência que este aqui não é normal.”

Terceiro, é muito capacitista marcar pessoas com deficiência em vez de mudar a sociedade. Temos uma deficiência sim, 20% da população também. Não é nossa culpa, e ao colocar a responsabilidade da igualdade do nosso lado está a sugerir que precisamos mudar, e que igualdade é da nossa responsabilidade, não da sociedade.

Por ultimo, como mulher com deficiência um dos maiores problemas disto é segurança. É perigoso identificarmo-nos como com dificuldades de audição visto haver muitas almas por ai que vão ver isso como sinal de vulnerabilidade. Mulheres com deficiencias já têm uma probabilidade bem maior de sofrer abuso, ataques, etc, não queiram tornar isso mais fácil ao pôr um aviso público.Bem esta é a minha opinião.

Querem equidade e acessibilidade nas máscaras para pessoas com deficiência? Usem máscara com janela transparente.

Student Makes Special Face Mask For People Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing  - UNILAD
Usem isto!

Mudem a sociedade em vez de nos tentar segregar ao colocar “Avisos” no nosso corpo.

P.S. Só para entenderem melhor o problema, fui ao supermercado esta semana e tive que fazer uma pergunta para uma funcionária. Depois de não entender por 4 vezes (enquanto revirava os olhos), ela tirou a máscara e repetiu, colocando-me a mim e a ela em perigo.

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Autism

Ableism

Ableism

Ableism is the discrimination and social prejudice against people with some disability, whether chronic or mental illness, Autism, hearing problems , wheelchair use, etc. Ableism assumes that people with disabilities are “inferior” to those without disabilities, directly or indirectly.

Types of Ableism

1. Infantilizing adults: Do not treat autistic or disabled adults like children. To assume that we have a low intellect is prejudiced and wrong. Adult is adult, even if they actually have an intelect impairement.

2. Lack of accessibility: To not promote accessibility for everyone. It may be due to lack of ramps, interpreters, etc.

3. “Inspiration”: People with disabilities do not exist to make the world feel “inspired”. The only reason we have to overcome difficulties is because they do not design society to count with us, When someone is successful against “all odds”, it is because the odds are against us. It also implies that disabled people can’t be succesful, which is not true.

4.Language: The most obvious. Using illnesses/ disorders /disabilities or just differences as an insult reinforces that these people are so “unwanted” that they can be used as an insult. Do not use “r**arded”, “seems bipolar” or “so autistic”. Have common sense and humanity.

5. Minimizing disability: Saying “you don’t look autistic” is not a compliment, and thinking it is, is offensive, as it implies that being autistic is “unwanted” and it is better not to be. We all have different difficulties and people with disabilities have to get used to a society not designed for them. Be respectful.

6. Doubting a disability: many disabilities are invisible and have no face. Mental, and chronic ilnesses, Autism, hearing problems, are invisible. Don’t doubt a disability just because you don’t see it.

7. Lack of representation: Lack of representation is quite common in all disabilities. Mental illnesses to be used in horror movies, autistic people are “quirky” and cold, or to speak only of the “pain” of disability, not being representative. In general, the disabled person is used as a “token”, a secondary character, just to show integration, but rarely as a protagonist or representative of the community. The media also rarely calls autistic people to talk about their experiences, only giving the space to healthcare professionals or mothers of autistic people.

8. Feeling pity: Our difficulties are usually related to the lack of space in society for people like us and the lack of tolerance for our differences, not about who we are. We are no less than you, we are different.

9. To assume lack of ability: Just because we have a disability does not mean that we have no skills. Just because we are non-verbal does not mean that we are not intelligent. Just because we are autistic does not mean that we are bad mothers. Just we have a wheelchair does not mean that we are not independent. Even certain laws sometimes assume a lack of capacity in certain areas just because of a disability.

It is important to recognize the types of ableism in ourselves and others, and to prevent it from happening, for a more inclusive and representative society.

After all, 20% of society has some kind of disability, and this minority is the only one that anyone can join at any time in their life.

Remember that they are not just disabilities, they are different abilities.


Capacitismo

Capacitismo é a discriminação e o preconceito social contra pessoas com alguma incapacidade (não gosto de dizer deficiência, que implica um déficit), seja doença crónica ou mental, Autismo, problemas auditivos, uso de cadeira de rodas,etc.

O capacitismo pressupõe que pessoas com incapacidades são “inferiores” a quem não tem incapacidades.

Tipos de Capacitismo

1. Infantilização de adultos: Não trate adultos autistas ou com incapacidades como crianças. Assumir que temos baixo intelecto é preconceituoso e errado. Adulto é adulto.

2. Falta de acessibilidade: Não promover a acessibilidade de todos. Pode ser por falta de rampas, de intérpretes, etc.

3. “Inspiração”: Pessoas com incapacidades não existem para fazer o mundo se sentir “inspirado”. A única razão para termos que ultraassar dificuldades é por não desenharem a dociedade a contar connosco, Quando alguém é bem-sucedido contra “todas as probabilidades”, é porque as probabilidades estão contra nós.

4.Linguagem: O mais óbvio. Usar doenças/transtornos/incapacidades ou apenas diferenças como insulto reinforça que essas pessoas são tão “indesejadas” que podem ser usadas como insulto. Não use “r*tardado”, “parece bipolar” ou “que autista”. Tenha bom senso e humanidade.

5. Minimização da incapacidade: Dizer “não parece autista” não é um elogio, e pensar que é, já é ofensivo, pois implica que ser autista é algo “indesejado” e é melhor não se ser. Todos temos dificuldades diferentes e pessoas com incapacidades têm que se habituar a uma sociedade não desenhada para eles. Respeite.

6. Assumir que não têm incapacidade: muitas incapacidades são invisíveis e não têm cara. Doenças mentais, e crónicas, Autismo, problemas auditivos, são invisíveis. Não duvide de uma incapacidade só porque não a vê.

7. Falta de representação: A falta de representação é bastante comum em todas as incapacidades. Doenças mentais a serem usadas para filmes de terror, autistas são “quirky” e frios, ou falam apenas na “dor” da incapacidade, não sendo representativo. Em geral, o incapacitado é usado como “token”, uma personagem secundária, só para mostrar integração, mas raramente como protagonista ou representativo. A imprensatambém raramente chama pessoas autistas para falar sobre suas experiências, dando apenas espaço a profissionais de saúde ou mães de pessoas autistas.

8. Sentir pena: As nossas dificuldades normalmente estão relacionadas com a falta de espaço na sociedade para pessoas como nós e falta de tolerância para as nossas diferenças, não com quem somos. Nós não somos menos, somos diferentes.

9. Assumir falta de capacidade: Só porque temos uma incapacidade, não significa que não temos habilidades. Só por sermos não verbais, não significa que não somos inteligentes. Só por sermos autistas, não significa que somos más mães. Só por termos uma cadeira de rodas, não significa que não somos independentes. Até certas leis por vezes assumem falta de capacidade em certas áreas apenas por uma incapacidade.

É importante reconhecermos os tipos de capacitismo em nós e nos outros, e evitar que aconteça, para uma sociedade mais inclusiva e representativa.

Afinal, 20% da sociedade tem algum tipo de incapacidade, e esta minoria é a única que qualquer pessoa se pode juntar a qualquer momento da sua vida.

Lembre-se que não são apenas incapacidades, são diferentes capacidades.

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Autism

JPMorgan’s Autism at Work program

JPMorgan has implemented a protocol for the hiring of more Autistic people called JPMorgan’s Autism at Work program, 5 years ago and already has 180 autistic people working on 40 different roles.

“Our recruiters have been trained to understand that a person on the spectrum may not make eye contact, or could take longer to answer questions than other recruits,” says Pacilio. “We are trying to get beyond the idea that when we hire we are looking for people who are gregarious and outgoing and look you in the eye. Some people just want to get to the nuts and bolts of the interview.”

Why?

“We have also found that autistic people have an incredible approach to problem-solving. They are very granular and see things in completely different ways to neurotypical employees,”

“In one technology role the bank found that employees in the program could complete tasks in a queue between 90% and 140% more productively than neurotypical colleagues, and with zero errors.”

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It is important to know that every Autistic people has different levels of productivity, and we all have different amazing characteristics that we can bring to a job. This is an incredible example of integration, and hopefuly will spread to other companies.


A JPMorgan implementou um protocolo para a contratação de mais pessoas autistas, chamado Programa Autismo no Trabalho do JPMorgan, há 5 anos e já tem 180 pessoas autistas a trabalhar em 40 funções diferentes.

“Nossos recrutadores foram treinados para entender que uma pessoa no espectro pode não fazer contacto visual ou levar mais tempo para responder a perguntas do que outros recrutas”, diz o gestor do Programa Pacilio.

“Estamos a tentar ir além da ideia de que, quando contratamos, procuramos pessoas que são gregárias e extrovertidas e olham nos seus olhos. Algumas pessoas só querem falar dos detalhes da entrevista”.

Por quê contratar neurodivergentes?

“Também descobrimos que as pessoas autistas têm uma abordagem incrível para a solução de problemas. Elas são muito granulares e vêm as coisas de maneiras completamente diferentes dos funcionários neurotípicos”.

“Em uma função tecnológica, o banco descobriu que os funcionários do programa podiam concluir tarefas em linha entre 90% e 140% mais produtivamente do que os colegas neurotípicos, e com zero erros”.

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É importante saber que todos os autistas têm diferentes níveis de produtividade e todos temos características diferentes que podemos trazer para um trabalho. Este é um exemplo incrível de integração e, que esperemos, se espalhará para outras empresas.

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Data from research by Women’s Aid.

In Britain, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. For women with disabilities, it is 1 in 2.


Na Grã-Bretanha, 1 em 4 mulheres irá sofrer violência doméstica durante a sua vida. Para mulheres com incapacidades (não concordo com o uso da palavra deficiências), é 1 em 2.