Why are learning disabilities still seen as mental illness?

Southwestern Lunatic Asylum, Marion, Virginia (now Southwestern State Hospital) There’s an ongoing misconception that learning/developmental disabilities/differences are actually forms of mental illness. Although mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety disorders, are common in the LD/DD community, they’re not the same … Continue reading →

These important women in history still make a difference today

March is Women’s History Month. Personally, I think women’s history, black history, disability history and all of the other marginalized groups’ histories were taught as a part of our general history, but I’ll take what I can get. Ordinarily, I … Continue reading →