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Learn Correct Terminology With the Disability Style Guide Jaclyn Youhana Garver 9/25/19, 3:15pm Illustration for article titled Learn Correct Terminology With the Disability Style Guide I have used the term “special needs” freely and often throughout my life. I have a brother with autism, and the phrase is pretty versatile and, I thought, inoffensive. But…

Uhh—We Don’t Want to Be Sick

National Pain Posted on August 10, 2019 By Liza Zoellick “Patients have figured out that by adopting the sick role and signing up for disability, they can pay their bills and yet in order to validate the sick role status, they have to participate in the healthcare system, which means taking certain types of pills.”…

Trump WH Seeks To Monitor The Disabled To Ensure They Aren’t “Too” Happy

https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/news/trump-wh-seeks-to-monitor-the-disabled-to-ensure-they-aren-t-too-happy-1GE1YTfza0KHKw1oGIOrYA/ A new policy proposal by the Trump administration calls for the surveillance of disabled people’s social media profiles to determine the necessity of their disability benefits. The proposal, which reportedly aims to cut down on the number of fraudulent disability claims would, monitor the profiles of disabled people and flag content that shows them…