This project involves people from many different countries.
This project uses many words and terms that people may not know.
This page will list words and terms that are used in different countries and what they mean.
In Canada we use ‘self-advocates’ and ‘labelled people’ to refer to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In the UK people use ‘learning disability’ to refer to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This project talks about ableism and dis/ableism.
Ableism is the expectation that everyone has or is working towards a ‘normal’ body and mind.
Dis/ableism is when people with disabilities are treated unfairly or unjustly because of their disability.
Ableism and dis/ableism are forms of oppression.
Oppression is when one group of people are treated unfairly or unjustly.
There are many other forms of oppression, like racism and sexism.
The projects talks about co-researchers. Co-researchers are labelled people who work with researchers from universities.
This project talks about neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is where governments spends less money and do less to help and support people. Instead, people are expected to help themselves.
Some people in this workshop will talk about domesticity. Domesticity refers to your home and family life.