"We thought we'd have to teach our son about the world. Turns out we have to teach the world about our son. They see a boy who cannot speak. We see a miracle who doesn't need words." -unknown
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Spread the Word
Historically the word "retarded " was a diagnostic term describing someone with a developmental disability. In pop culture today, it's used as an insult. Even when the person using the word is intending to directly demean our son , the implication is there and it's hurtful. So today, on Spread the Word to End the Word Day, we ask that you take the pledge to show Noah the respect he deserves by removing the words "retarded" and "retard" from your vocabulary. It's a little things that is easy to do and can make a big difference in advancing the perception of people with special needs.