Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The R-Word Needs to Go B-Bye!

Children with special needs should never be made to feel “less.” They may be different, but they are not less. (Thank you, Temple Grandin!)

I am fortunate that I have never heard the R-word uttered in my presence as it relates to any child. Yet, I know it is happening. All over the place.

Children and adults that have challenges, along with their families, are being made to feel like they don’t deserve to share the planet with the rest of the population. Judgmental people and hurtful words run rampant.
When I hear stories of people I know, bloggers and friends, having to experience this sort of discrimination, it saddens me. It’s not easy to live and thrive with a special need or an intellectual disability. Families go through a lot and they do not deserve to be ridiculed. You would think that we as a society would be more tolerant by now.

There is still a lot of work to do! It can start with you.
Spread the Word to End the Word.

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