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Anti-Ableism Fast Facts - Ways to Combat Ableism:

In a community where diversity should be celebrated, it's crucial to correct the pervasive problem of ableism. Did you know that according to the 2012 U.S. Census, 1 in 5 Americans has a disability? This staggering statistic highlights the importance of understanding and combatting ableism, a set of beliefs and practices that devalue and discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

Anti-Ableism isn't just a buzzword; it's a vital set of strategies, theories, and actions aimed at correcting and countering ableism. It encompasses a wide range of efforts to remove barriers, inequalities, prejudices, and discrimination based on both apparent and non-apparent disabilities. But how can we actively combat ableism in our daily lives?

The journey begins with education and self-reflection. Understanding the definition of ableism and recognizing disability as a civil rights issue are fundamental steps. We must confront our own biases, identify inequities in our communities, and actively include the perspectives of People with Disabilities. From championing anti-ableist ideas and policies to demanding universal Inclusive-Designed spaces, there are countless ways to make a difference.

However, the impacts of ableism reach far beyond individual interactions. By perpetuating ableist attitudes and behaviors, we fail to celebrate the whole self, obstruct potential, and deny Human and Civil rights. We must strive to remove these barriers that prevent us from building diverse, vibrant, inclusive, accessible communities. Together, let's embark on a journey towards a more equitable and inclusive community.

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