lovingly-made PWD

accessportrayal


Information for writers with disabled characters


Resource for Deaf and Hard of Hearing characters
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
Guide to Writing Deaf or Hard of Hearing Characters by Devin on tumblr. (You can append /mobile to the end of any tumblr url for slightly-enlarged black-on-white text.)

BPD resource
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
GLE Grumbles has written a description of a day with Borderline Personality Disorder. (Try adding /mobile to the end of the url if you can't read white-on-blue text.)

Ask A PWD
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
The tumblr Fuck Yeah, Character Development has put together a list of disabled people willing to answer questions.

disabilities represented in the listCollapse )

Depression resource
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
bookblather's post, Living With Depression, is a good primer.

PTSD resource
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
A User's Guide to PTSD, by [personal profile] rachelmanija, is a four-part series on PTSD.

ADHD resource
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
The Things You Say, by [personal profile] sami and [personal profile] lazulisong, is an essay on how to portray ADHD, with a particular focus on Stiles Stilinski, a character from Teen Wolf.

Cures and Treatments
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
Introduction

Cures, especially miraculous and unexplained cures, are far more common in fiction than in reality. Miracle cures do occasionally happen, however. I would suspect that they’re multiple orders of magnitude less common in real life, so there aren’t likely to be any others willing and able to tackle this subject. This isn’t precisely what I’m hoping for from this community (I’m not even using my own template), but it’s in keeping with the community’s general goal.

Gradual, unexplained cureCollapse )

Sudden ability gainCollapse )

Explicable miracle curesCollapse )

Just getting over itCollapse )

Return of cured disabilityCollapse )

Living as nondisabledCollapse )

Problematic representationCollapse )

A few final wordsCollapse )

[anon post] Autism Spectrum: quiz
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
[This is an anonymous post. You can make an anonymous submission through the Anonymous Contributions post.]

Pop quiz!

1. What’s a curebie?

2. What’s wrong with functioning labels?

3. You’re not ready if you can’t give a definition for at least four or five of these (let’s say five if your autistic’s a viewpoint or really important to the story, four otherwise):
Stim
LFA and HFA
NT
Echopraxia
BAP

4. Which one of these isn’t something you can call an autistic?
a. Autist
b. Aspie
c. Square
d. Dandelion
e. Person with autism
f. Protist

5. What’s the difference between Kanner’s research subjects and Asperger’s?
a. Asperger’s could speak
b. Kanner’s had self-care delays
c. Asperger’s lived in Europe
d. Kanner’s had cognitive impairment

Click here for the answersCollapse )

[anon post] Autism Spectrum
Sokka looking proud
chordatesrock
[This is an anonymous post. You can make an anonymous submission through the Anonymous Contributions post.]

Read more...Collapse )

?

Log in