Whether it be in a forwarded email (those are the worst, aren't they), a posting online, or something I overhear one person saying to another, lately I have heard some bias. I have bias too - everyone has it. But I personally think it is important that as a parent of a child with a disability that I examine and re-examine my own bias, where it is coming from, and does it really need to be expressed. For if I expect some people to refrain from their use of the r-word and be more sensitive to those with developmental disabilities, then I myself have to look at my own insensitivity. That is why I like this PSA. It is a nice reminder on so many fronts.
4 days ago