“To be a defender of life and drive a squad car that is powered by compassion”

Another mundane day in Cornwall and social media is awash with calls for more volunteers. (some are connected with disability) today is day which my own world is going to be a small. Been working over the weekend so half of my body wants to go on a futuristic  mission to save the world and  the half wants to stay away from the limelight and stay sat with a cup of tea and have the tape stuck  in the pop hits of eternity.

The jobcentre has now  decided to  call my autism a condition and not a disability. The written evidence done by speech  therapists and assessors  of autism doesn’t match this assumption. As normal the DWP  has got it wrong. On the outside  it’s doesn’t matter but inside it does because it implies like it’s all my fault  and somehow if a turned a switched on  inside my brain  then I all of my impairments would magically go away .

Again the DWP you are cruelly and blatantly wrong. Disability needs much more then volunteers (in Cornwall volunteers will  be in short supply as you can’t survive and volunteer at the same time) it needs superheroes that are willing to confront prejudice and minds that are tragically misinformed  at what a disability actually looks like in 2019.

It all the shades of grey ,yellow and Scarlett indestructible red and all the marvellous diversity of mankind . To be a defender of life and drive a squad car that is powered by compassion.

 

Chris

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