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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Please don’t say “I’m sorry”

It happens often enough that I brace for it. I say “My daughter has special needs” or “My daughter has moderate cognitive disabilities” and the person I’m explaining it too suddenly channels David Tennant playing Doctor Who – Seriously, this happens a lot. And I often wonder – why are they sorry? And then I…

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Did you know…

…that this week is the first ever International Cri-du-Chat Syndrome Awareness Week? Well, I didn’t either until another blogging mama reached out to me and asked if I wouldn’t mind spreading the word about it. Funny enough, I am aware of Cri-du-Chat Syndrome.  I first read about it during my stints reading the rare diseases…

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