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Demystifying Disability

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

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“If being a good ally to disabled people is your goal . . . Ladau’s guide is a goldmine.”—Book Riot

“Activist and writer Emily Ladau is a responsible guide and advocate for change, and her book is one that everyone could benefit from reading.”—BookPage

“Emily Ladau provides a welcoming, easy-to-read guide to disability. 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 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
Demystifying Disability is a generous and approachable companion to the world of disability—especially for people who are (for the time being, at least) not disabled. I’ll be using it as a reference book for years to come.”—Ann Friedman, co-author of Big Friendship

“Emily Ladau has crafted an absolutely essential guide to understanding disability. In it, she dispels countless myths that surround the disabled experience, while providing practical tips for interacting with disabled people in healthier and more positive ways.”—Shane Burcaw, author of Laughing at My Nightmare

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. I am grateful for this book and Emily’s voice.”—Grace Bonney, author of In the Company of Women

“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 disability community.”—Amy Webb, author of the award-winning Charley and Emma picture book series

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 game-changer in so many ways. This book is long overdue and is a must read for both new and experienced allies.”—Chris Ulmer, founder of Special Books by Special Kids

“Emily Ladau is a once in a generation kind of writer and activist whose legacy can’t even be quantified. The world needs her. The world needs this book.”—Liz Plank, award-winning journalist and author of For the Love of Men

“This wonderfully accessible and intimate volume delivers a comprehensive review of the complicated topic of the disability experience. Everybody should read this book.”—Emily Perl Kingsley, writer for Sesame Street

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