Tag Archives: Peer Voice

Imagine the Empowerment of the Autistic Minority Vote

I imagine this often: Autistics having a voice in our elections.

Do you?

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Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior

political participation of minorities and majorities alike has been deemed crucial for ensuring the legitimacy and stability of democratic governance.

Participation in conventional ways, such as voting, enhances people’s sense of having a stake in the system, encourages them to become more knowledgeable about politics, and enables individuals to channel their demands to the political system in legal and peaceful ways. Continue reading Imagine the Empowerment of the Autistic Minority Vote

Letter | Kings View Reneged On Peer Jobs After Hire, By Valerie Stephens

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The people at Blue Sky are as close as my own family, and I am extremely upset about our services being cut off.

lettertoeditorI am also angry that Blue Sky is no longer peer-led.

I was one of two  members at Blue Sky who has lived mental health experience, and was hired to do peer support at the center.

However, Kings View management went back on their agreement to hire us, even after we had received our employment packets.

Eventually they went on to hire someone without lived experience.  I am so upset about this matter that I am considering getting a lawyer. Continue reading Letter | Kings View Reneged On Peer Jobs After Hire, By Valerie Stephens