When a child with physical birth defects is not raised as if she were made of glass, she learns things.
She learns what she needs to and she grows without limitations.
Sometimes, children born with birth defects excel at activities able bodied children can often take for granted.
It is a well known and accepted practice for parents of physically disabled children to raise them, to the best of all abilities involved, like their other able bodied children.
Without fear, without extra and ogling attentions within their home and without limits on who they will be.
That is love. That is the wise thing.
To be tested and trusted to do the best with what they have without calling unnecessary attention to the negativity.
Does someone wish to tell me why, in this quiet hysteria over ASDs and the “rising dilemma of affliction” why we are not doing the same with our children diagnosed with ASDs?
Does someone wish to explain why we feel the need to allow the constant buzz to be about what they can not do, what they will never have and what medications we can put them on…at younger and younger ages?
Does anyone want to justify this nightmare of bemoaning the fate of our precious children when they have barely had a lousy chance to dream about the endless possibilities children are supposed to be allowed to, encouraged to…on who they could be One Day , without the stigma of being listed as a MENTALLY ILL human being?
Why are these acceptable attentions and practice for one set of children, when it is the complete opposite with other children who were born with unusual traits and “mal” formations as well?
SINCE WHEN IS IT AND WHY IS IT
ACCEPTABLE TO ALLOW A GOVERNMENT MADE UP OF HUMAN BEINGS TO DEEM ANY GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS MENTALLY ILL
(especially our children)
CONSIDERING THE DEPLORABLE WAYS THEY HAVE ACTED
WITH THE DESPICABLE BEHAVIOURS THEY STILL ENGAGE IN
(AS A GROUP OR AS INDIVIDUALS)
AND WILL CONTINUE TO ACT AND ENGAGE IN FOR THE REST OF THEIR AND THEIR PROGENY’S MISERABLE AND ALL TOO HUMAN EXISTENCES.
WHY ARE WE AND HOW CAN WE
POSSIBLY GIVE UP ON THE CHILDREN WE GIVE BIRTH TO
BY ALLOWING THEM TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE MISTAKES FROM NATURE
AND THAT THEY ARE NOT “RIGHT” IN A WORLD STUFFED TO ITS GILLS
WHEN NO ONE “KNOWS” WHERE THESE “DISEASES” COME FROM
COUPLED WITH THERE BEING “NO CURES”
WE HAVE BASICALLY SENTENCED OUR CHILDREN TO FILE INTO
A CATEGORY OF “HOPELESS” BEFORE THEY BARELY START
the only question I care about at this time?
HOW THE HELL DO WE LIVE WITH OURSELVES?
note: for those of you who need to know, before you contact me with things to say that you have no business saying to anyone.
DO know that I picked up my “label” of a dual diagnoses Asperger’s and ADHD in late life.
DO know that I was called “retarded” by my Mother. A lot.
DO know children in school would create little sing songs and remind me that I
was “retarded” in other sneaky and charming ways.
Do know I will be damned to the ends of this earth
after getting through this life
battling my own battles
and not doing that bad of a job of it…
(the things we NEED to keep telling our children is possible and has been possible for us)
if I allow my own government to
call me and Mine “retarded” …
without having a few things to say about it.
photo By kramynina