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Stop Using the Term SPED

In Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez2 Comments

Stop using the word SPED! SPED means Special Education. Obviously, we all know how much able bodied people love the word “special” when referring to people with disabilities. This topic has been on my mind for years! I have done everything in my power to bring it to the attention …

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It’s All The Way With the ADA!

In Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

The 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) might be one of the most important anniversaries this year. In the United States of America, the current administration is chipping away at the ADA. Instead of pushing forward into a society of inclusivity, people with disabilities are fighting for …