Later today the Ruderman Foundation will publish a white paper on media coverage of the killing of people with disabilities by their parents and other caregivers. I read hundreds of articles and analyzed the ways in which they too often exacerbate stigma, even as a disabled person lies slain. The document consists of my media analysis, then affirmative statements by self advocates (including Autistic Self Advocacy Network) about how the media should do better.
I’m flying to D.C. today to join the Disability Day of Mourning vigil there, but you can find a vigil in cities all over the country, by clicking here.
Much more to come on this issue.