Within the fields of special education, psychology, and social research, it is widely assumed and documented that people with disabilities take longer to achieve traditional benchmarks associated with becoming an adult than their non-disabled peers. But a recently published study called
This post deals with DisLabeling, an unacceptable and unnecessary form of segregation for people with disabilities. A two-tiered system of services is tolerated by PwD that arbritrarily places them into either "mild" or "signficant" categories. This results in the majority of people with higher incidence conditions that received attention through special education in public school, not being disabled enough to be found eligible for adult services and/or reasonable adjustments. Information on issues & trends are discussed, with a call-to-action summary.
Welcome! This blog is a place and space to discuss, reflect, share personal stories, research, best practices and "oh no you didn't"s for adults with hidden disabilities. We are making the move from a newsletter format in ConstantContact because it did not allow for two-way conversation and active participation from our [...]