Ultimately it is the beauty of the soul that is the real teacher.
School to me is a place where I can socialize, as well as a sanctuary where my worries are (mostly) trivialized. To not be able to visit this place at all was truly painful.
I wept because for a moment I thought about all of the things that I know Isaiah will not experience and on the flip side I thought about his vulnerability in this cruel and unkind world,
Equality is not what is needed, equity is the key concept. Those who need more supports services and accommodations should get more than those who need less.
This is not a war between the disability community and authority, but a call to action to create a just and equitable environment that is accessible to all students.
A child's very life and presence isn't about you, they are separate and apart from you and your ego.
Each child’s life, disabled or not, deserves to be celebrated upon arrival because it is neither an animal nor plant that arrived, but a human life, a human life.
The heads of these institutions cannot be receiving state funds and not be held accountable for their actions or the actions of their staff members.
It requires the audacity to continue engaging and believing even when it feels as if all is lost or as if you are in a desert enduring your forty days and forty nights.
Transformation is not an overnight process. It can be long and slow but part of transformation requires us to dust off the recommendations made in the past and actually attempt to implement solutions.