From Where I Sit

About

From Where I Sit by Kathy Bates offers an informative, honest, and sometimes deeply personal look into the world of disability. The topics Kathy writes about are not just disability issues; they are timely and relevant community issues. It is her hope that this blog will encourage the understanding that disability never discriminates, and it touches us all sooner or later.

Now Featuring "Ask Kathy"

I became a blogger in February 2016 when “From Where I Sit” began. I have researched and written on many disability-related topics, including disability rights, representation, language, pride, identity, and more! I have learned a lot from all of this blogging. But now I want to hear from you, my readers. What’s on your mind?

In this post, Kathy answers a question about college prep and self-advocacy. Learn More
In this post, Kathy answers a question about how classroom atmosphere can affect student engagement. Learn More
In this post, Kathy answers a question about why the U.S. still hasn't ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Learn More
In this post, Kathy answers a question about how a kindergarten teacher can advocate for their student. Learn More
In this post, Kathy answers a question about self-diagnosis of neurodiversity. Learn More
In this post, Kathy shares some tips and advice for making your holiday gatherings more inclusive and accessible for everyone. Learn More
Today, the world population is over eight billion people, and more than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world's population, live with some form of disability; 80 percent live in developing countries. - United Nations
In this post, Kathy talks about two very important initiatives of the United Nations: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)... Learn More
In this post, Kathy answers a question about accessible voting in New Hampshire. Learn More
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank
In this post, you will meet Bodhi Bhattarai, a 9 year-old disability rights advocate who has spinal muscular atrophy. Learn More
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides diverse learners with opportunities to grow, while building skills in empathy and acce... Learn More