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Supporting Autonomy for Minnesota’s Disability Community

I have refused to compromise on my autonomy. I choose to fight every day for the life that I have built in Minnesota. It has been a choice to embrace and love my existence as a disabled person, exactly as is.

  • 11/29/2022
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Talking Politics With Disabled Community Members

Local advocate Judy Moe, Director of the Richfield Disability Advocacy Project (R-DAP), is focused on mobilizing the disability community’s vote.

  • 10/04/2022
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Reading to Live: Dyslexia and Racial Disparities in Minnesota

Parents recognized that their children were displaying behavioral problems at school, but not at home. I realized there was a problem bigger than they even knew.

  • 06/25/2022
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VIEW: What We Need for the Disabled Community

The more people with disabilities like myself can tell our stories and be involved publicly, the better off we will be at the end of this legislative session.

  • 02/16/2022
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Defining a Body As ‘Worthy’

We cannot silence ourselves with the comfortable belief that our society cares equally for all people.

  • 07/24/2020
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Nemeh Al-Sarraj: Demystifying Autism

Nemeh Al-Sarraj: Disability Justice Advocate

  • 05/26/2020
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How Dance Moves Me

I sometimes surprise myself when I am able to do a dance move I didn’t think I would be able to do.

  • 04/24/2020
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Hearing in Community

Parents everywhere spring into action for their children,  but  not all parents are like Valerie Shirley, whose son’s challenges led

  • 11/26/2019
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The Lion Dressed as the Elephant in the Room

It is difficult to normalize sexuality for those with disabilities when neither sexuality nor disability is normalized to begin with.

  • 09/25/2019
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Redefining Success: A Parent’s Perspective

“How are you?” A simple enough question, with a complex answer. I have a neuro-diverse family. The brains of my

  • 05/01/2018

It’s OK to notice, and it’s OK to ask

Everyone is born differently. This is just another kind of different. Like hair or skin.

  • 01/02/2014