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We need to change the way we talk about dyslexia..

We need to change the way we talk about dyslexia..

Comment by Stephen Mccue I see a lot of information on social media informing us in the dyslexic community that dyslexia is a gift. The majority of dyslexics (those who have actually received an assessment) do not see dyslexia as a gift. Only around 19% of adult...
who cares when I die?

who cares when I die?

I have just come back from a walk, so what you say, it was on my own, me time! I am two years off seventy and I am still wondering if I will have a life of my own. Why? because I am a carer, albeit a distance one now, so the label says! But I don’t regret it a bit...
THE PROFESSOR OF PREJUDICE

THE PROFESSOR OF PREJUDICE

By Rachel Mewes After having listened to Brendan O’Connor’s interview with Richard Dawkins on RTE I was filled with such rage that I feel the need to write about this. Firstly, O’Connor handled Dawkins’ hateful views towards people with Down’s Syndrome with grace and...
How did they NOT KNOW that I was autistic?!

How did they NOT KNOW that I was autistic?!

When I was 3, I taught myself how to play violin. My grandma Rose had played, and it was hers. I would play it almost upside down with the scroll propped up in a corner. They just assumed I was bored. “They” as in most of my family (I was bored. Don’t get me...
The Disability Union. Who, Why.. and You.

The Disability Union. Who, Why.. and You.

Disability is the forgotten sibling of any progressive social movement. Disability is always last in line for political and media attention and deserves better as a talented, multi-diverse, and progressive community bordering on 14 million people. The exact same can...
Disability and Care need Uniting. Here’s how.

Disability and Care need Uniting. Here’s how.

Political silence. The one thing you would not expect in the charity sector, especially in an era when disability is being ground deeper and sadly further into the dirt by an ableist and unwilling to listen Government. But it is there, and why you might ask. Well, in...