Ableism in Atheism Anonymous #13
Do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability?
Mental; Bi-Polar Disorder w/Severe Anxiety.
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?
What steps could atheist communities take to become more inclusive?
My groups seem to self police pretty well. It is still good to have policies put in place. ADA compliance is good if their is a venue choice. Since many meetups are at members homes or other social setting awareness of these problems can be addresses individually.
Any other thoughts about ableism and atheism?
Education is key. Learning about the human condition helps us all. For those of us with anxiety problems, event with a lower level of personal-interaction are good entry points (lectures for example). Online chats or meetups might also be helpful.
Response #13 from the Ableism in Atheism survey.