On Other Blogs: This Isn't Just About A Word

Please find below a guest post from Ellen Seidman, the firecracker author of 'Love That Max: A Blog About Kids With Special Needs Who Kick Butt.'

Ellen Seidman

Our Struggle Is Bigger Than A Label

My interest in disability issues is twofold: I have used a wheelchair since sustaining a spinal cord injury in 1975, and I was a school psychologist for over 30 years, working with children with a variety of disabilities.  On learning about “Spread the Word to End the Word,” I had a mixed reaction.  While I agree that it is important to reduce the stigma and name-calling associated with many disabilities, I don’t agree with focusing on this one particular label.

We need to fight cruelty, not one particular world.
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