Welcome to the New Inclusive Humanity Site! Nov12

Welcome to the New Inclusive Humanity Site!

Welcome to Inclusive Humanity, your best source for news, opinions, and issues related to disability, inclusion, and social justice. We aspire to be a place of information, inspiration and perspective for families, professionals, advocates and organizations. For families we hope to be place for sharing, commentary, and mutual support. For organizations we want to be source of inspiration and practical tools for creating supports for citizens with disabilities that truly reflects their imperative contributions to community. We provide training, consulting, workshops and information sessions on organizational and strategic planning, inclusive...

World Down Syndrome ...

I love World Down Syndrome Day. It gives us a chance to celebrate, and in the Disability Movement you know there is often more bad news than good. So for that reason I always look forward to feeling connected to the Down syndrome community, seeing the parties, the pictures, the press on this...

Chief Story-Teller Krista J. Flint Feb24

Chief Story-Teller K...

Meet Krista Flint Krista Flint has spent 25 years in the field of inclusion and disability culture. She is passionate about social justice and its subsequent lack of resonance in the lives of citizens with disabilities. She is a seasoned professional with a well-developed network of leaders...

Shit I Learned Going...

    This Sept. 2nd I began a new path and returned to school for the first time in ….um well… lets just say a really long while. I went to school for a long time, and still, some of this shit is news to me.   In no particular order here is what I am learning.   Contrary to...

Come on CBC!

Todays article from CBC about the Ontario Mother who threatened to abandon her daughter on the steps of the Ministry of Human Services-for want of a group home placement, has left me saddened, worried and a more than a little ticked off about the irresponsible reporting of this event. Come on...

Dangerous Virus Plag...

*Please note that the following post is not intended as a reflection of any particular agency but is rather to identify broad themes experienced by many organizations who are bravely making the journey through changing paradigms and shifting priorities, and the resulting reactions from said...

World Down Syndrome ...

What ever you do to mark World Down Syndrome Day, do it with love and insistence, joy and expectation, symbolism AND ACTION. Make some noise, tell the truth and demand equity. That which is pithy and trivial can never represent the fortitude and resiliency of individuals and families made...

Extraordinary and Or...

My good friend Deanne Frère, and her family celebrated Wyatt’s Birthday this weekend. To celebrate she created a video which encompasses the dreams that every family has for their children. Extraordinary and ordinary at the same time. I have loved watching Wyatt grow up. Wyatt and his...

The Men of Atalissa Mar13

The Men of Atalissa

The often repeated quote “all evil needs is for good men to stand by and do nothing” has never been more horribly illustrated than in atrocities that occurred in a small town in Iowa. Follow this link to the Men of Atalissa, but be prepared it’s a rough go gentle readers....

Manifesto for Organi...

Stop tinkering on the edges of service delivery systems that fundamentally misrepresent the imperative contributions people with disabilities have to make to community. Sometimes, grand, sweeping change is necessary. Smash, ameliorate and dismantle systems that keep people defined by their...

Disposable Design Mar08

Disposable Design

Disposable: A Universal Design? The following is piece I wrote immediately after striking out on my own in this field, and after meeting an advocate from Nigeria at the Affiliates in Action Conference in 2009 in Kansas City. (Check out AIA’s conference-it is simply one of the best...

Book of Jobes Feb28

Book of Jobes

[youtube]Insert video URL or ID here[/youtube]Redefining Disability Through Theatre I had the great pleasure of attending Dr. Heidi Janz’s newest play “The Book of Jobes” last night. It was horribly sad, wildly sarcastic, unflinchingly raw, funny as hell, and ultimately a...

More Than A Moment Feb27

More Than A Moment

Disability, Authenticity, and Basketball? Slowly and tentatively I am wadding back in to the world of blogging. It’s been awhile. I apologize gentle readers. It’s been a time of healing and reflection. I’d like to blame it on my broken wist and the difficulty I have been...

Healing Our Wounds Dec19

Healing Our Wounds

I feel fragile at best, a puddle of insecurities and hopelessness at worst. This latest shocking tragedy in Connecticut has caused me to want to turn tail, run to my Mommy and Daddy’s house with my children and hide away from the world and all it’s madness. While I have been successful at...