Ortiz's son Juan, and for shouting racial slurs at the Ortiz family. Juan Ortiz suffers from severe Down syndrome, which is visibly evident in his facial features. At the time of the attack, he was under 4'11" tall, weighed approximately pounds, and was years old. His ancestry is Puerto Rican and his complexion is dark. Sixteen-year-old Juan Ortiz in the hospital after Cleveland police officers slammed him against a hot car and hurt him.
Read previous Dispatches here. I focus on the race aspect as well as the disability aspect. I hope to one day work in international development focusing on disability rights. Jay: Yeah, true talk. At the risk of sounding like a Dramatic Debbie it did seem like it was just me.
Disability organizations that exploit and appropriate the work of multiply marginalized disabled people need to be held accountable. A look at how history and how I was raised impact my idea of gender, as well as my own personal gender identity. In this book review for Sinner by Christopher Graves, I look at the misogyny, casual ableism, and religious fervor that renders the book somewhat unreadable.
An independent researcher and content contributor, she focuses on shining a light on disparities in supports and quality of life for marginalized intersected disabled populations through grassroots community building activities, resource generation, and pay it forward activism strategies. She is a married mother of two children currently homeschooling her tween son Mustafa, who is autistic and nonspeaking. HB , a bill modeled on similar legislation presented before the Massachusetts Legislature by autistic disability rights advocate Lydia Brown, was shelved after all stakeholders agreed to a regulatory mandate for autism training instead. After the Autism Training Bill proposed to be modified to include all disabled people , was shelved, Robert Ethan Saylor died in a catastrophic encounter with off duty law enforcement officers. Please tell us about your son and you work now?