Sunday Roundup: Four Important Posts on Disability

I finished a major corporate (disability-related) project this week and am hard at work on a major non-profit (disability-related) project now. That, plus teaching, plus the book, has slowed me down in terms of writing for mainstream media, but I trust that the depth of these bigger projects is more than worth it.
In the meantime, though, instead of blogging less, I’m taking ideas that might have made for publishable essays and placed them here. This week featured four posts that I think matter.
  1. How Not to Kill Someone in Mental Health Crisis. This is a video, from the UK, of a person with a machete not being killed by London police. It’s instructive and important.
  2. Disability, Trauma, and the Assault at Spring Valley High – If 25% of all American children have experienced trauma, it means we have to rethink fundamental systems in our schools.
  3. Peter Singer’s Tells – A controversial philosopher who argues that the correct ethical decision in the case of disability is euthanasia/abortion, reveals that he doesn’t think those positions should be such a big deal. To him, they’re old news.
  4. Adventures in Universal Design: Handwriting Notes and Take-Home Tests – My approach to universal design for learning. We’re learning the wrong thing from the research on handwriting.
Thanks, as always, for reading.

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