Sites that Make Phone Required

For those of you for whom using the telephone orally is stressful (all the time, or only when you’re talking to people you either don’t know well or aren’t comfortable with unless you’re in person for whatever reasons), how many times do you run across Tech Support or customer service …

April and all it’s Awful “Awareness”

It’s April, and that means it’s the month that is even harder for autistic people to be listened to by non-autistic people. This is the month where we see blue light bulbs, ribbons, and puzzle pieces all over the place, both on and offline. STOP. IT. Who isn’t aware of …

Disabled? Not a Bad Word.

Neither is disability. Neither is getting on disability. It’s not giving up either. It’s not a shameful word. It’s not a shameful concept.   Why someone needs to get on disability is different for every person. Even if two people who both are go on SSDI or SSI are both …

I don’t have “Special” Needs

Another Unpopular Opinion post. Although, I should clarify that’s mostly unpopular in the non-disabled community. I rarely find disabled people who like the term special needs. Growing up, I learned special meant something good. In fact, my dictionary says special is an adjective which means: better, greater, or otherwise different from what …