The terms we use

I read a post by a disability blogger I follow, about the use of infantilizing words and phrases we use in lieu of “disabled” – like “Differently Abled” and it’s shorter term “Diffabled”. I’ve always hated differently abled. Diffabled just is ridiculous. I got what this blogger was saying, because I’ve seen grown adults do…

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And they shall know us by how we treat our most vulnerable

Texas, sadly, at the rate you’re going, you’re headed into the toilet. In case you’re not a special needs parent in the state of Texas, or know one, you may not have caught up to the news. It’s okay, there’s been a LOT of news lately. Let me catch you up on what’s going on…

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Confession – I’m not that good with people first language

Yeah, I know, that makes me not a good spokesperson. Seeing as I’m not getting paid to be a spokesperson…I can live with that. Maura has special needs – that’s our quick and easy way to explain her issues to strangers. Strangers who don’t need the whole saga of being undiagnosed, her speech issues, her…

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