Nondisabled parents of disabled children have dominated the conversation long enough. It’s time for them to sit down.
Lying to children about the nature of their disabilities and illnesses is insulting, infantalising, and harmful. Children deserve to play a role in their medical decisions.
‘I’m an autism mom,’ someone said to me the other day. Talking about parenting while disabled is a fascinating conversation, given that society continues to discriminate against disabled parents. Children are taken from disabled parents solely on the grounds that their disabilities make them ‘unfit to parent,’ with no additional consideration. Disabled people are forcibly […]
In popular narratives, disabled children seem to be framed continually as either one of two things. They are either precious angels sent to Earth to teach us all a lesson, or they’re burdens dragging on the lives of their parents and family members, who are forced to make tremendous sacrifices for them. Neither is true, […]