Forbidden thoughts

Forbidden thoughts

Catherine Randall

“A little education about disability can go a long way.” This is a quote from the article “Seven Deadly Sentiments” (February). Sadly, the article’s negative language is insulting and does a disservice to the quote. So here are some basic manners to remember: Realize that you are interacting with a person who may have a disability. This puts the situation in a positive light and demonstrates compassion. In speaking to or writing about such an individual, remember that he is “a person with a disability.” Ask before interfering with someone’s activity and don’t be insulted if your offer of help is declined.

Catherine

Randall

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