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This Week in Neurodiversity

Each Friday at NOSmag, I post some links relevant to neurodiversity news and culture criticism around the web. This is what I’ve been reading and that I think you should be reading too. Feel free to add links of your own in the comments and email suggestions for future link roundups to nos.editorial@gmail.com.

“We Are Not Burdens and We Don’t Deserve to Die”: A Disability Day of Mourning Roundtable” featuring NOS editor Sara Luterman, NOS contributor Cara Liebowitz, and bipolar badass Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, among others.

Amy Sequenzia rejects the concept of “intelligence,” especially when it comes to her and her fellow nonspeaking typists.

#CripTheVote is hosting a Twitter chat on March 12 on protecting the ADA.

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has released an action alert to give you the tools you need to help save the ADA and Medicaid.

Play Overwatch? Fan favorite Symmetra has been confirmed autistic. It’s canon.

Researchers have discovered what autistic people have known for years: We are at high risk of addiction and substance abuse.

Another thing researchers have discovered that autistic people have known for years: Our special interests make our lives better.

The superintendent of the Dietrich, OH school where a disabled teen was sexually assaulted by his football teammates has resigned.

The judge who decided that violent sexual assault wasn’t actually violent sexual assault is still sitting on the bench. Sign the petition to get him removed here.

People with intellectual disabilities are fighting to be treated fairly when they need organ transplants.

Despite what Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to think, segregation of disabled students is not “school choice.” It’s segregation.

David Perry talks about how some disabled activists are fighting back against the ADA repeal and replace.

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to? Share in the comment section!

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