I had Facebook open in one screen last night, the debate opened in another. When President Obama said “autistic” the people in my autism community jumped and cheered. We were mentioned! The people in the Down syndrome community rebuked the president for not using “person-first” language. Not one of my autism friends said a thing about it.
Later in the debate, Governor Romney said “disabled children” rather than “children with disabilities.” Again, people were mad.
I think we’re missing the point!
THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES! We’re on the radars of the both candidates! Why aren’t we happy about that instead of screaming and yelling about word order yet again?
Don’t we have bigger fish to fry?