Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Now we know that people with disabilities can learn and have a full, rich life. The challenges is to erase negative attitudes about people with developmental disabilities, get rid of the stereotypes and break the barriers for people with disabilities. (kingsley, 1996, p.6)"

Reading this really hit home, it hit home because going to school and being in middle school with students who had disabilities everyone in a way looked down on them, and when they would walk in the hallway sometimes people will just stare. & not even in school, but in public places, restaurant, store, etc. I always saw the looks on people faces, it wasn't the look of confusion, angry it was more of a look that was more to feel sorry for. I never really had knowledge on how smart students with disabilities are. It wasn't until I started working with children who has disabilities. Working with them really was a eye opener because you hear other talk down on them but truly is not until you work with them, have a friendship with them or some kind of bond  that you start to notice other things that are not so stereotypical. anyone who has disabilities are smart and is capable of so much and more when given the chance. 
The reason why I wanted to talk about the quote i picked was because it to me i saw it clear. It starts with you, it starts with yourself to become a better person and not have such a negative view on ANYONE. To start a change you have to change yourself on how some points of view is. 

1 comment:

  1. I like how you picked a quote and than connected it back to the article and even deeper you connected it back to yourself. I believe that when you connect to the author than it is easier to understand what they are saying!