THE WORDS WE CHOOSE TO USE ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

Words are the products of our thoughts, attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and convictions. That is why the language we use has great power. Fortunately, we always have the choice to speak in either a positive or negative manner. We can be outspoken or cautious. We can be abrasive or comforting. We can be accepting or judgmental, … More THE WORDS WE CHOOSE TO USE ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

I AM A HUMAN BEING

It is too often the case that individuals with developmental disabilities are either not given the opportunity to express themselves or people do not show respect by paying attention to what they have to say. What follows is an example of what we might hear if we made the effort to listen attentively to their … More I AM A HUMAN BEING

THE HUMANITY OF AUTISM

Autism is often misunderstood by the public. Because it takes many forms and has a wide range of characteristics, its effects can be subtle or startling. When it’s diagnosed, entire families are changed forever. Communication and social interaction can be affected in varying degrees. It is rapidly on the rise, and there is still much … More THE HUMANITY OF AUTISM

MOTHERHOOD

Among the bravest human beings on earth are the women who are willing to risk their own lives to bring a child into the world. It is the greatest sacrifice one person can make for another. It is the deepest form of love there is. A woman knows the dangers of delivery, as well as … More MOTHERHOOD