Disability History: Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscubia, Alabama. She became DeafBlind after a fever caused by meningitis at 19 months old. Her teacher, Anne Sullivan taught her how to communicate with ASL, lipreading and Braille.  This is not to say that she wasn't able to do anything before being taught by Ms.... Continue Reading →

Audism In the Autistic Community

What is Audism? Audism is  is a term used to describe a negative attitude toward Deaf or hard of hearing people. It is typically thought of as a form of discrimination, prejudice, or a general lack of willingness to accommodate those who cannot hear.   The Autistic Community As a Hard of Hearing (who was born... Continue Reading →

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