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Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau

Demystifying Disability

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Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau
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Sep 07, 2021 | ISBN 9781984858979

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“Emily Ladau has written an immensely clarifying book that disabled and non-disabled people alike will find incredibly useful. Demystifying Disability is both comprehensive in its scope and easy to understand. I can’t recommend this book enough.”—Eric Garcia, author of We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

“Emily Ladau is a once in a generation kind of writer and activist whose legacy can’t even be quantified. When Emily enters a room, she changes it forever. The world needs her. The world needs this book. We are undeserving of her tireless, compassionate brilliance and should soak up everything she has to give.”—Liz Plank, award-winning journalist and author of For the Love of Men: A Vision for Mindful Masculinity

Demystifying Disability is a great primer for anyone who wants to learn more about the largest minority in the world, and how to lead with accessibility at the forefront.”—Victor Calise, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Demystifying Disability is a truly invaluable gem of thoughtful, well researched information and personal insights from a disability-centered perspective. From general disability knowledge, to disability rights, to ableism, to what to say and what not to say, this book will provide everyone with more understanding and empathy (not pity!) about what it really means to be disabled and what non-disabled people can do to be better allies, friends, parents, and partners with the greater disability community. This is the disability primer we’ve all been waiting for!”—Amy Webb, author of the award-winning Charley and Emma picture book series

“What a delightful and important book! This wonderfully accessible and intimate volume delivers a comprehensive review of the complicated topic of the disability experience. Emily Ladau’s charming personal style makes even the tough issues easy to read and deeply understand. Everybody should read this book.”—Emily Perl Kingsley, writer for Sesame Street

“Emily Ladau provides a welcoming, easy-to-read guide to disability. Captivating anecdotes sprinkled throughout these pages ground the author’s messages in the lived experiences of disabled people from all stages of life. I highly recommend this book to readers seeking to deepen their understanding of disability and ableism.”—Haben Girma, human rights lawyer, speaker, and author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Demystifying Disability is a powerful reminder that disability is a vast spectrum with a wide range of voices and experiences. Emily Ladau expertly addresses so many of the common issues and pitfalls (and how to learn from them) able-bodied people face when attempting to be supportive of the disability community. She outlines the ways in which all people can be better accomplices to the disability community and provides excellent ongoing education resources to help in the life-long journey that is allyship. I am grateful for this book and Emily’s voice, online and off.”—Grace Bonney, author of In the Company of Women

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