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This project involves people from many different countries.

 

 

 

A photograph of a woman looking confused with a question mark beside her.

 

This project uses many words and terms that people may not know.

 

 

A photograph of a woman with her finger pointing up. Underneath the picture is the word "understand"

 

This page will list words and terms that are used in different countries and what they mean.

 

 

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In Canada we use ‘self-advocates’ and ‘labelled people’ to refer to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

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In the UK people use ‘learning disability’ to refer to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

 

A photograph of a man using a wheelchair putting his thumb down. He is holding a sign with a large red X on it.

 

This project talks about ableism and dis/ableism.

 

 

a person trying to take the stairs

 

Ableism is the expectation that everyone has or is working towards a ‘normal’ body and mind.

 

 

a photograph of a woman in a wheel chair sitting at the bottom of a set of stairs

 

Dis/ableism is when people with disabilities are treated unfairly or unjustly because of their disability.

 

a photograph of a woman with her thumb down. she is holding a sign with a large red x

 

Ableism and dis/ableism are forms of oppression.

 

photograph of the scales of justice with right and wrong written on them. the wrong side is heavier

 

Oppression is when one group of people are treated unfairly or unjustly.

 

a woman of colour stands away from a group. They are in a red circle with the words 'no racism' above

 

There are many other forms of oppression, like racism and sexism.

 

A an arrow surrounding a magnifying glass. Inside the magnifying glass there is a group of people

 

The projects talks about co-researchers. Co-researchers are labelled people who work with researchers from universities.

 

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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.

Four people sitting on a couch together

 

Some people in this workshop will talk about domesticity.  Domesticity refers to your home and family life.

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