Disability Hierarchy is Real and It’s Holding Us Back

By Meriah Nichols: For More Info, Go Here…

Ed Roberts, one of the founders of the Disability Rights Movement in the United States, was a man who understood the importance of unity within the disability community.

Ed Roberts knew that unless and until everyone across the disability spectrum – the deaf, blind, physically disabled, people with chronic and non-visible disabilities, the neuro-diverse, mentally ill, developmentally and intellectually disabled – could come together, we were going to go nowhere real fast.

Straddling a few of the disability spectrums as I do with the d/Deaf community, C-PTSD and TBI communities and the parents of people with Down syndrome community, I see this quite a lot, as it is expressed in disability hierarchy and also within the lack of unity and harmony within different disability communities.

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