Cross-posted from Naturalistic Neurodiversity.
Do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability?
parent of child with disability
physical: multiple life-threatening food allergies, including contact allergy, asthma and atopic dermatitis
Have you (or do you personally know someone who has) felt out-of-place or limited your involvement with an atheist community because of disability-related situations?
I asked Minnesota Camp Quest for accommodation for my son’s food allergies and asthma a couple years ago, including my attendence at camp as a health aide, his carrying epi-pen and inhaler, a place in the kitchen to heat up pre-made meals, campers washing their hands after eating and a place for a minifridge. He was denied access. I was severely disappointed. There just aren’t that many places for atheist kids to feel comfortable.
What steps could atheist communities take to become more inclusive?
Accommodate when requested. An example, I host a meet-up for atheist women, we usually sit at bar chairs. When a woman in a chair attended, we offered to move to a table where all of us were at a table. Not a big deal.
Any other thoughts about ableism and atheism?
Thanks for doing the survey!
Response #14 from the Ableism in Atheism survey.