You either do it or you talk about it (passionately).
The NAS have launched their Christmas 2016 campaign. Here is the launch photo:
Anyone got any idea what the message is? Autistic people and their families have shit Christmases? Sibling’s lives are ruined? I haven’t a clue what the message is.
But let’s make a donation anyway.
In the meantime, I (amongst several other campaigners) am still blocked by Jan Tregelles, the CEO of Mencap. It’s no big deal. The corporate Mencap world is about as far away from my world as it is possible to be. If I am passionate, it must be a very different kind of passion:
As long as the big national charities continue their idea that their role is to give learning disabled people a voice, we’re fucked. Always on the outside looking in. Always the victim.
Two stories of people having a voice:
This morning, Steven has been doing his Sunday morning disco. He’s been working through the alphabet and today he was up to “J”. A smorgasbord of The Jam, Joan Armatrading and Just Jack. At one point, overcome with joy, he started to channel James Blunt – “Dad – my life is brilliant”.
And finally, the fabulous Justice for LB crew have just returned from their epic CaminoLB walk. Here’s just one of the snaps. And I challenge anyone to spot the LD people in the photo, being given a voice.
Sometimes, you just get on and do it.
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