July 28, 2014

The World in a Room

Today at Support for Special Needs:
Excerpt: 
The hard part comes in trying to help Schuyler decide what to give away and what to keep. We stay out of her way, even though honestly, she's not making a lot of progress. But it's up to her to decide, not so much what's appropriate to her age, because her age gives an incomplete picture of who she is and what's appropriate for her. No, for Schuyler, it's a process of deciding what is relevant to her now, to her life at this stage. When she starts high school in the coming weeks, I suspect her choices might change.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rob, you and your readers might really enjoy a thoughtful post by an alarmingly great young writer, Sophie Lucido Johnson:
http://www.sophielucidojohnson.com/blog/2014/7/25/ableism-is-real

(ROb, meet Sophie. Sophie, meet Rob.