Great Twitter Thread on Internalized Ableism

By Cindy Otis: For Entire Post, Click Here…

Cindy is the Author of TRUE OR FALSE (2020, http://buytrueorfalse.com)…

(1/8) A series of unfortunate events recently found me far from home and needing a new pair of motors on my wheelchair installed. As I sat in a medical supply/repair store waiting for my chair, I overhead a customer getting an assessment for a new wheelchair.

(2/8) After evaluating her needs, the tech suggested different things for her new chair – break extenders, a different back rest, etc. All of them necessary given her disability, her range of motion, and so forth.

(3/8) The woman, however, rejected the additional items because she said she felt like having them at an extra cost to the program paying for her chair would be “taking advantage” of the system, even though not having them would make daily tasks and accessibility much harder.

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