Matthew Bond
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Matt Bond is a representative of disabled students and disabled people. As well as his work with NUS he represents disabled people on the national committee of the National Campaign Against Fees And Cuts and also leads a local disability rights group in Sheffield. Matt graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2.1 in Education & Disability Studies and before this he attended Hereward College for Disabled People in Coventry where he first began to construct a political identity as a disabled person since being diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the age of fourteen. Matt has also been a media advocate for the National Autistic Society and a member of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament.

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You Wait Ages at a Bus-Stop and Then... Two Go Straight Past

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (05:27)

Over the past few years I have often decried the lack of attention disability issues have received in the national media. But over the past six to twelve months there has been a seismic shift in the amount of coverage such issues have received. A particularly favourite topic of late...

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Disability Activism is in Crisis: We Need Support From Somewhere, but Who do We Turn To?

(7) Comments | Posted 20 February 2012 | (00:00)

For many disabled people, whether they actively campaign against the cuts and things like the welfare reform bill or whether they watch with a sense of fear and trepidation, the question that permeates our movement is 'what next'?

We have had the Hardest Hit campaign, for all the good it...

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Hating The Disabled: Support For The Cuts To Disabled People's Services Has Been Accompanied By A Rise In Disability Hate Crime

(4) Comments | Posted 19 September 2011 | (01:00)

My first experience of disability hate beyond playground insults was whilst I was on a night out with a friend of mine, who has cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user, in Birmingham four years ago.

We had been for a meal and we were heading towards the clubs and...

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