Welcome Table and the Fight for Accommodation

Maybelle has Down syndrome. She was born in 2008, into a cultural moment that was ready for her in ways it would not have been even a few decades earlier. A few decades later, shortly after Maybelle was born, I was told, “The College of Charleston is starting a college program for people with cognitive disabilities!” It’s a very different world. And yet it’s still a world in which many people have a hard time seeing my daughter as fully human. ...more

Thanks, Alex--I find that exploring ways to invite more people in can be great fun, and very ...more