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Self advocacy begins by understanding that rights are never granted from above. They are grasped from below by those with the courage and determination to seize that to which they are entitled. —Tony Coelho

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The Senate is rushing their ACA repeal bill to a vote THIS MONTH. Some Senators claim that their version of the bill will be…

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Many groups around the country have been organizing events to defend health care in America. Now, we’ve all joined forces to declare June 6th…

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Today the Raise the Wage Act was introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. This bill would raise the federal minimum wage…

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One of the most accurate metaphors I’ve used to describe my life is this: I’ve occupied several closets simultaneously. To become my most authentic…

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Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families.


Trigger/content warning: derogatory language, institutionalization, dehumanizing treatment.

My name is Carol Quirk. I’m the Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education and…

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