Lit Up Like a Parade
Thursday marked the end of a countdown my daughter started on January 6: Muses.
Each night, after she listed her daily gratitudes and wrote in her diary, she would find the countdown calendar drawn on pink paper and dressed in white, silver, purple, and red glitter. With her very special pen, she would carefully cross off one more day, informing me of the new countdown as she called out wishes of sweet dreams. As the countdown slimmed from a month, to a week, and then to days, her excitement grew.
Parents - listen to the words your kids use. If you hear them using the R-word in a demeaning way, explain to them how hurtful their words are to families with children that have special needs. Please join me and others in carrying out the following pledge:
I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the R-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.A side-note to the above blog: