Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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I have just taken the pledge to make the world a more accepting and inclusive place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!


Words are hurtful.

As the mom of an intellectually disabled teenage daughter,
I have seen first hand the damage this word can cause.

I have watched the use of this word
my daughter's

I will never forget the utter disappointment I felt when my Boom
 was a mere 2 year old...

a close young relative; while joking with her friend about school issues
flippantly and unexpectedly
referred to a child who road the 'tart cart'.

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