I am in grad school for my MEd in Special Education. I found this gem. How am I supposed to respond to this professionally?
...congrats on getting thru this section and being the first post. I agree
with what you said about Gould explaining his "why" for writing this
book. Your first paragraph was great and reminds me of the quote "you
don't have to be great to start, but starting makes you great" something
along those lines. I AGREE with what you also said about how so many
disabilities are growing and diagnosis are becoming more and more common
yet these people who are labeled are suddenly SO DIFFERENT! With the
increasing amounts of people with a disability it is interesting to see
how poorly they are still treated in today's society. I am 100% against
sterilization. I am however all for proud parenting and believe there
are so many people out there "unfit" for being a parent. I have seen
many through my days as a preschool teacher. They claim they know their
child but when I have your child 60+ hours a week and you take them
home maybe feed/bathe them and they go straight to bed only to return
the next morning. I'm sorry but I may know your child more than you
do. I even had parents who didn't work or worked from home and their
child was still found in the daycare for over 10 hour days. Call me old
fashioned or wrong but my mom stayed home with me and it made all the
difference in my life avoiding daycare and having excellent parents.
They weren't always perfect (no one is) but they did their best and
loved me and if a parent can't make time for something THEY chose to
create, that's too bad.