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Friday, January 21, 2022

Asian Americans with Disabilities

In The Politics of Autism, I write about the experiences of different economicethnic and racial groups.  

At NBC, Victoria Namkung reports on Princeton University undergraduate Jennifer Lee:
These experiences led Lee to found the Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative, or AADI, in July of 2021 with a goal of amplifying disabled Asian American voices and creating space to explore the intersectional identities of being both disabled and Asian American. The youth-led nonprofit group wants to provide the next generation of disabled Asian American leaders with accessible resources to help combat anti-Asian racism and ableism.

Last week, the advocacy organization published the Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide featuring first-person testimonials, comprehensive peer-reviewed research and sections such as access to disability services, mental illness and intersectionality. The nearly 80-page online guide is designed for Asian Americans with disabilities, as well as their caretakers, family members, allies, businesses and organizations.