This past week in #CPChatNow was busy as always, but this week brought new members. Members discussed the Moro Reflex and media representation of CP. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap!
First, members discussed a dreaded part of CP for some people, an exaggerated startle reflex.
Karen tweeted about the name for the reflex, the Moro reflex.
Next, talk turned to different representations of CP in the media. Members discussed the Netflix documentary Crip Camp and various issues of representation in the documentary.
Talk also turned to the sadly canceled ABC show, Speechless, and issues related to representation. Members had varying opinions on whether they could relate to JJ.
Karen connected the lack of a ramp in the season 2 finale of Speechless with the abelism highlighted in Crip Camp.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Have you ever been denied recognition due to physical inaccessibility?
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