March 6, 2013

On the Word

As a part of today's observation of "Spread the Word to End the Word", sponsored by the Special Olympics and Best Buddies, I've written a new post over at the 504. Just revisiting some thoughts on "The R Word", from a recent speech:
In recent years, I've found myself getting caught up in exactly how unprepared the world really is for our kids, and how ugly the result can be. It's easy to forget. It's easy to become so insulated in our everyday lives as parents and so infatuated with our own beautiful children that we forget that to much of the outside world, these kids are simply perceived as being... less.


Jennifer Good said...

You know, at work I've been made fun of a little whenever I'd say "That's not a very nice word" or "I don't like that word." when they say "retarded" They might make fun of me, but the word has been used about 75% less. I'd rather 100%, but I'll take 75.

anne said...

I'm sure you've already been bombarded by this information, but here it is again anyway. I heard it on the way in to work today and of course instantly thought of Schuyler.

I hope everyone is doing alright!