Pushing Limits

“Red Diaper Daughter” – Laura Bock

Fund Drive Special Laura Bock is an extraordinary blind white woman whose new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter tells an extraordinary story of three generations of rebels and revolutionaries. She talks about her communist and anarchist family… and her own journey though a life lived in struggle, self growth and organizing. Laura Bock’s begins her story … Continued


White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search for the cure’ has ostracized and limited people with disabilities. But, then he dives deeper. Based in his … Continued


In the 1960s ‘autism’ was deemed ‘childhood psychosis’ and the incidence of autism was thought to be around 4 in 10,000 children.   Today, up to 1 in 88 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Polly Samuel, aka Donna Williams, was central to these changes and became a beacon to many in the autism … Continued


At age 14 Fable was diagnosed with anxiety, stage two bipolar, and depression. His home life was abusive and, as he says, “everything else was very, very, very hard to deal with.” Today he works with Mental Health America, traveling to different parts of the country to start a conversation about these issues, to talk … Continued


Due to 12 years of budget cuts, people with developmental disabilities are taking care of aging parents by themselves, dying alone in single occupancy residences (SROs), and facing a host of other problems. Hear more about the crisis and find out the solutions. We speak to those directly affected.


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