This is why we keep being vocal

Us, the people of the disabled community – people with disabilities, their parents, loved ones – this is why we keep being vocal. It’s stuff like this that makes us be vocal, be continuously pushing for change, for better options. These are the things we fear, that keep us up at night, that we fight to change. Stories like this –

“Cage for autistic child at Canbera school a shocking wake-up call”


And because that wasn’t enough, that link shared a similar story –

“”Cage” for autistic Nicolson Institute pupil removed”


These are the crazy-makers. The greatest fears. The things that trouble us. People with disabilities are, first and foremost, people. Not creatures to be locked up in cages and dog runs.

I’m going to go off and be grateful for the wonderful school we have now.