You are not wrong.
I was in Washington DC on Tuesday. I read the article by the grandmother of an autistic boy . It was sad. I am very sad to know that families are thinking this way.
Know you are not a burden or trouble for being. You are a person who has every right to be. A family that is saying love but saying you are so hard so wrong for not being as they wanted. The family is wrong. Not You.
A school segregating is wrong. Not You.There are many of the disability community that are here for you.
These ideas are wrong. Not you.
To the people thinking it is the right way or ok it is time to stop. All people need you to stop.
In 2012 Henry faced disability based discrimination when he was denied entry to the middle school across the street from his home. Then 12 year old Henry started “I STAND WITH HENRY” to take action against the segregation and low expectations he encountered and to empower others to stand together and demand full access to equal education in their neighborhoods. Henry’s international social media campaign garnered tens of thousands of supporters and he was allowed entry into his neighborhood school after months of negotiation. Henry went on to excel not only in General Education but it Advanced Honors and Gifted classes.He was the 2013 Recipient of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network's Award for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement. You can find Henry @istandwithhenry on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks, Henry! Very well said!!!
Your voice is precious to me as a parent of a child who also talks with an iPad. Thank you for your leadership, it strengthens my resolve to fight for my daughters right to be a regular kid.
It was so great to meet you Tuesday, Henry!
well said Henry Frost
Thanks for adding your voice Henry. It is important for kids today to hear you. I wish we could wallpaper the school hallways with your words printed in giant letters so everyone coming could read them from a distance.
Thank you Henry Frost!