Re: [CEREBRAL PALSY CLUB] Discrimination!
- Okay first of all that is totally awful for you to have to go
through that. As a mother of a 9 year old with CP I have learned
that I have to advocate for him to do things such as playing in the
playgroud. Pardon my language here, but basically I have learned to
become a bitch when it comes to things such as this. Second of all
you don't have to put up with it. Use the American's with
Disabilities Act, most places when you bring it up back down really
quickly and allow you to continue. Don't be afraid to fight for you
child to be able to play on things children should be allowed to
play on. And if you have be very assertive!! Good luck!!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <becklinn77@c...> wrote:
> Your message brought to mind a question - I'd love to hear your
take on it.
> BTW - I'm the girlfriend of the father of an 18 year old girl with
> When we are out with her - often there are children or even adults
that stare at us. To me it seems like normal curiosity. I mean,
the adults and older kids should have better manners, but I don't
take it at all as them intentionally being rude or mean. But it
frustrates my boyfriend - even when it's a rather young child who
just doesn't know better. He's too polite to ever say anything to
anyone, but he will make a comment to me about it, and I often feel
like defending them.
> Is this like a parental "protective" response that I just need to
learn to understand more? Is there something truly offensive about
it that I'm missing? Let me know what you think.
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