Being a special ed. teacher, this post strikes close to home. I think most people fail to recognize that just because a disability is not apparent, doesn’t mean that it isn’t real or challenging to those who live with it. It’s important to get the word out: don’t judge a book by its cover. Seriously. Just. Don’t.
As a parent of four young adults- two faced with special life challenges, I’m often presented with rude comments on how I should handle certain situations.
Let me explain and hopefully open your eyes to a corner of the world that you’ve probably never visited.
An exercise in enlightenment, understanding and vast open-mindedness.
Chronological age is not the only indicator of where and what a person should be doing in regards to life’s milestones. This seems obvious, but trust me, it is not.
Many young adults are affected by invisible conditions which prevent them from reaching their full potential and may also make them appear lazy to the rest of the world, putting even more pressure on their already fragile self esteem.
Invisible condition (my definition)- a condition/disorder that is not necessarily obvious to the general public and may not even be detectable in a first hand social interaction with…
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