For more thoughtfulness on the subject, check out Jennifer Graf Groneberg's recent post: http://jennifergrafgroneberg.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/the-words-we-choose/
Jenijen pointed out Slurping Life's Conversation About Tropic Thunder With A Child Living With Intellectual Disabilities (Fanks!)
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A mom discusses the film with her special needs kids.
The cure for ignorance and prejudice is information. People can educate themselves about autism by listening to the free Midnight In Chicago audio podcasts at www.mic.mypodcast.com. By understanding what autism is and how it works, they will be less likely to call people with autism "retards" and be more likely to respect them.ReplyDelete
Thank you for blogging your voice in this issue. Really, thanks.ReplyDelete
Have you all heard the "Countdown to midnight" CD by Elyse Bruce? She's raising money for autism. "The Mad Hatter" song off the CD is actually about autism. It talks about the problems people encounter when trying to get services they need, whether they are for autistics or for themselves.ReplyDelete