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End the R-Word

Posted Mar 03 2010 12:00am

You might be wondering why I’m supporting this day, this cause. Other than the obvious of how this is offensive to most everyone.




I support this because no matter what the challenge, the diagnosis – no matter how far our children come, how much they achieve, they will hear this disgusting word aimed at them more than any average child, and certainly more than any human being should ever have that word used to ‘describe’, humiliate, demean, dehumanize them. This is the same for ASD, PDD, Aspergers, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and the plethora of ‘common’ and rare disorders that surround us.

This cause is for ALL of our children. All adults. This cause is for your child, for my child, for the developmentally delayed, the gifted / talented and for the ‘norm’.

Won’t you take the pledge ?

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