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Understanding the Intent vs. Impact of Ableist and Rude Comments

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“Must be nice to be able to skip the line,” said to the person in the wheelchair at the airport. “I wish I had your disease so I could lose weight really fast,” said to the person with severe food intolerances who isn’t sure if her next meal will send her to the hospital because she hasn’t yet figured out which foods cause a reaction. “You shouldn’t be using the disability parking space, you look perfectly healthy.

Did you steal your grandmother’s placard?” said to the person who outwardly looks fine but has an invisible condition, whether it’s pain or autoimmune or they only have one lung or plenty of other possible conditions.

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