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... is a set of beliefs or practices that devalue and discriminate against people with physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities and often rests on the assumption that disabled people need to be ‘fixed’ in one form or the other. Ableism is intertwined in our culture, due to many limiting beliefs about what disability does or does not mean, how able-bodied people learn to treat people with disabilities and how we are often not included at the table for key decisions.
(Center for Disability Rights,, 07.05.20)

Overcoming Ableism: What You Don't Know As An Able Bodied Person | Naty Rico, TEDxTalks

Break the Stigma, Children's Hospital Colorado

Depression Understood: What It Is Like To Have Depression, BBC Three


How to (Explain) ADHD, How to ADHD



Experiences of ableism at the UoC

The #unboxingdiscrimination campaign collected and shared experiences and observations of ableism at the UoC.

From a lecturer: "You can't even see your disability. Do you really need help? Why don't you ask your fellow students to help you?"
„I suffer from depression and anxiety. A lecturer, in whose course there was a compulsory attendance, told me that if I was incapable of studying, I should give up my place.“