A sad but necessary post about giving our children the respect they deserve.
In the last few years I’ve been learning about disability attitudes. Because I’m a parent of kids with disabilities, and because I’m aware of other people’s negative attitudes towards disability, I somehow thought I had no problems with my personal disability attitudes. Things changed for me when I got to know adults with disabilities and I began listening to what they had to say. I was not an expert on disability because of my kids, they were the experts because they were the ones who were disabled. A lesson that, quite honestly, was humbling for me.