Another Spectrum

Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind

Things ableists say — Yenn Purkis Autism Page

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Yenn has some very good points about how ableists treat people with disabilities – often in ways that are infantilising insulting or demeaning. I don’t view myself as disabled, but there are certainly times when society effectively disables me. Unfortunately many fully-abled people don’t realise how ableist their words and actions can be…

I recently had an unpleasant experience where a person gave me a hard time for using the accessible seat on the bus. I need to have two seats to myself due to sensory and proximity issues related to my autism. Apparently – according to this person – I didn’t ‘look disabled enough’ to use this […]

Things ableists say — Yenn Purkis Autism Page

Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and discovered I am autistic at the age of sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

3 thoughts on “Things ableists say — Yenn Purkis Autism Page

  1. Is anyone actually “fully abled”? Doesn’t everyone have strengths and weaknesses on spectrums?

  2. “I don’t view myself as disabled, but there are certainly times when society effectively disables me.” — This is an excellent synopsis of what I feel day in and day out.

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