Born Hard of Hearing and with a capability to excel, I have faced bullying, discrimination and limitations placed on me because I wore hearing aids and have a speech impediment.
Take the time to ask a question or simply just listen without judging. A lot of people that I meet, often tell me they feel sorry for me, honestly, there is no need to feel sorry for me.
"I started The Seizure Support Network in 2017 as a safe space for other survivors. Having lived it, I know firsthand the challenges they continue to face; among them are barriers to education and employment."
The state needs to work on developing legislative and other supports that are more Autism friendly in our schools and to help with transitioning young adults with Autism into work opportunities.
We want to work, we want a better future. We are not satisfied with this grant and we want opportunities to be sufficiently financially independent.
"I hold a deep concern for the mental health of our children and adolescents. They are a large fraction of our society that are voiceless and therefore most vulnerable."
Should teachers be better trained to identify learning disorders instead of being dismissive toward a child with challenges?
Children with special needs go down the proverbial drain in the education system for a number of reasons.
A look at how learning disorders can lead to behavioural disorders and social isolation at school.
How special education benefits all children (children with special education needs and typically developing children} in the class-room and building empathy and understanding in adults.