If you know me, you know there isn’t a lot that bothers me. I am fine with pretty much everyone and anyone. I collect friends from all walks of life. They all have different religions, political views, and ideas. I sometimes don’t agree with them, but I typically keep my thoughts to myself. Because I hate controversy almost as much as I hate making people feel bad.
There is one thing – ONE THING – that I will argue with. One thing I will correct EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Here it is: It is not an autistic child, a Down’s boy, a speech disordered girl. (It was even hard for me to type those.) A child is not a diagnosis first. A child is a child first.
If you feel the need to label a child, make sure you label them with the important stuff first. A child with autism, a boy with Down’s Syndrome, a girl with a speech disorder. Because their diagnosis does not define them.
That is all. Shortest blog post ever. But it needed to be said.