WANTED: Hope in Action Throughout the Special Needs Community


Published on Special-ism

Parents of a child who has special needs will almost surely hear at one time or another, “Now you know your child will never [fill in blank.]”  These gloom and doom forecasts are meant to be helpful, I know.  They are meant to prepare us for REALITY.  I used to get upset not knowing how much truth was in their words.  Now I know it doesn’t matter.  What that person (teacher, tutor, doctor, etc.) is really saying is, “I don’t know how to help your child learn to [repeat fill-in].”  They are protecting themselves from a feeling of failure.

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