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An Open Letter to New Parents of Neurotypicality

[CN: Martyr parents]
I came across an awful post yesterday, and it’s not really that unique. It’s a fairly typical example of what we read regularly about us and about our children. So, I decided to change it. I’ve changed the word autism to neurotypicality, the term special needs (my needs aren’t special; they just are!) to typical needs,

Image is a book surrounded by stationery (pencils, a pen, a sharpener). Text on the book says: Revision. Race and Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity

Race and ethnicity
Theoretical presuppositions
It’s important to note that many social policies have been influenced by eugenics principles. This means that, historically and to an extent today, social policies that intertwine considerations of race and mental health challenges are in fact racist.
Race and health
A full account of race and mental health challenges…

Image is a book surrounded by stationery (pencils, a pen, a sharpener). Text on the book says: Revision. Social Stratification.

Social Stratification

Social Stratification
The relationship between social class and health status
In general, lower SES is associated with lower life expectancy, higher mortality rates, and higher rates of infant and perinatal mortality.
Lower SES is also associated with major mental health challenges.
Inequalities in physical and mental class across the different SES groups have been explained…