Well, this week I have heard two more to add to my list of warning phrases.
The first was said by a teacher about a child whose needs are not being met in his classroom:
"But we LOVE Bobbie!"
Quack! (Then do what he needs!!)
"This isn't political."
This was said...
By. A. Politician.
I know, I couldn't stop laughing either! Quack, quack, QUACK!!!!
I don't know the ins and outs of that situation, but it seems that one net effect will be removing a large group of people with disabilities from a person-centered model of care and putting them into the medical/agency model.
The only good thing is that these people have been empowered by years of self-determination. They may be in a position to push these agencies to drastically improve their services--I hope they will accept nothing less!
I am the mother of three, wife of one. I am a Partners in Policymaking graduate and a committed disability advocate. I want to catch up on my scrapbooking, learn more about art-journaling, get my house in order, read all the books I have set aside to read and change the world--not necessarily in that order. The opinions in this blog are my own and not those of any of employers.