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Ryan Boren
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The deficit model is a business model. The assessment and ed-tech industries will not easily let it go. This business model prevents public education from changing. It turns charter schools into hyper-capitalist deficit model shrines enthralled with data…

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It’s 9am, and I’m still in bed. I’ve been uncomfortably conscious for hours thinking about how I will spend my spoons. Gravity pulls like a sickness. Just being awake costs. I have to go out in public today. I can’t walk or stand for more than 5 minutes…

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In this issue: Autistic empathy and the mind-blindness of everyday people Accessible consumerism and #FoodieAbleism Decolonize science Disability and in-class testing #OwnVoices #CripLit Disability journalism #AutisticWhileBlack Toxic autism awareness…

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Three candidates are vying for two seats in the election for the Dripping Springs ISD school board on May 6th. DSISD has been the center of a lot of attention around bathroom bills and transgender exclusion. Many DSISD families rallied in support of…

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April is a tough month for #ActuallyAutistic people. We do not support Autism Speaks or the Light It Up Blue campaign. Many autistics consider Autism Speaks to be a eugenicist hate group that talks over autistic people, spreads harmful “awareness”, funds…

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In this one: Autism self-diagnosis, #SelfDxIsValid Ally Skills Eugenics and deficit ideology “Doing something” about autism Networked protest, inclusion, and coalition building Face blindness 4Chan, GamerGate, and lonely toxic masculinity Reporting on…

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Dig into project-based learning, self-directed learning, and voice and choice, and you’ll find psychological safety at the heart. Dig into privilege, and find psychological safety. Dig into creative teams, affinity groups, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs),…

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This talk by Jonathan Mooney is social model music. I include it in my primer on the social model for minds and bodies. Mooney provides necessary insight into neurodivergent learners. Every minute is worth your time. I’ve pulled quotes from the talk…

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What happens when you question the legitimacy of authority within schools?https://t.co/XUc4qSgAK7 — Sophie Christophy (@schristophy) February 22, 2017 Two pieces on authority in education and a piece on side effects in education caught my eye on social…

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Discussion at Automattic about our branding guide and D&I statement has me thinking about neurodiversity representation. From our D&I statement: Diversity typically includes, but is not limited to, differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, gender…
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