From Where I Sit

Could tell me what the phrase “Nothing about us, without us” means, and how it pertains to schools and school policies? Learn More
April was autism awareness month. My friend and colleague Amy Frechette who works at the Institute on Disability has Asperger’s Syndrome. We decided t... Learn More
Could you tell me one way art teachers (in any medium) could continue to make sure their classrooms are inclusive, accessible environments for student... Learn More
Hi Kathy, Do you think a complex trauma diagnosis should be an eligibility factor for the education of students with disabilities? Why or why not? Learn More
I started the second grade at eight years old in 1969—my first opportunity to attend public school. My parents were strong advocates for me, and in th... Learn More
I am the parent of a 14-year-old daughter, Ginny, who has a mild intellectual disability and wants to attend the local middle school’s Valentine’s Day... Learn More
Almost three years ago, in March 2020, I wrote about the pandemic in my blog post “United from a Distance.” Our lives had changed overnight, includin... Learn More
Kathy Bates responds to a reader's question about why the physical disability community is largely silent on the role of trauma. Learn More
When I was young, my favorite activity during this time of year was to carefully go through each page of the toy section in the Sears Wish Book catalo... Learn More
In a speech celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) —the law protecting the disabled from discrimination—Secreta... Learn More