[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]#NotSpecialNeeds just came out in time for World Down Syndrome Day and it is my favorite short of 2017. Watch it:
Their website has more articles and I’m really honored to be there as well, with my post on Special Needs/Disability. I was not expecting that, and to be associated with such a stellar project brings me deep joy.
[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Main Points” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oleo%20Script%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css_animation=”flipInX”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Main points from the #NotSpecialNeeds campaign are:
- People with Down syndrome have human needs; not special
- Accommodation for disability isn’t a “special need”
- The words “special needs” segregates, excludes and stigmatizes; it’s not by and for people with disabilities (who largely consider “special needs” to be patronizing and condescending)
I couldn’t put it better.
Watch and share the video and site, please: this is a message that I’ve been waiting a long time for.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Meriah Nichols is a counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one on the spectrum). Deaf, and neurodiverse herself, she’s a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.