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Ableism is social prejudice and oppression against people with disabilities. It can manifests in many forms, from institutional barriers and policies to everyday microaggressions. Those who do not have disabilities can be referred to as able-bodied.
Sanism is a form of ableism against individuals whose experiences aren’t considered sane or neurotypical by society.Those who do not have mental disabilities can be referred to as sane or neurotypical.
Audism is prejudice and oppression against individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Those who do not have hearing disabilities are referred to as having hearing privilege.
Ableism is Systemic Oppression
Ableism is more than being an asshole to people with disabilities. When Institutions establish rules and customs that oppress and mistreat people with disabilities, it’s not always a direct example of ableism. These are pervasive and deeply engrained ways that society accepts as normal.
People with disabilities are often disempowered by having their right to choose what happens to them take away. Here are a few things every person with a disability should be able to choose:
How to be a better ally
A state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.
About the Taskforce:
The Mental Wellness Taskforce will serve as an opportunity to analyse the culture of mental wellness on campus by evaluating the daily and ongoing mental wellness impacts on students, the knowledge and accessibility of university policy in improving mental wellness on campus, and the capacities and impacts of services addressing mental wellness on and off-campus.
Ultimately, the Taskforce seeks to improve accommodations for mental wellness through building a system of barrier-free education driven by the needs of students.
Want to get involved in the taskforce? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survey hosted by RyeACCESS, the Ryerson Students' Union and the Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson.
This survey is being conducted to explore the needs, services and culture of mental wellness on campus. All individual submissions are held in confidentiality with your privacy in mind. Ultimately, some responses may be used in a final report with anonymity. If you would like to attach your name to a story or statement, please email email@example.com.
RyeACCESS participates in the Ryerson Mental Health Advisory Committee. If you want an item brought to the advisory committee table, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about the committee on their web page.