Hello and welcome to my site on “Special Needs People”. I hope that you find this site enjoyable as well as educational.
I am just an ordinary man. One who found a great pool of new Special Needs friends and subsequently was able to share my new understanding with a new Special Needs step-son Little David. Our blended family has been together for over 8 years and during that time period I have had the privilege of learning about Special Needs People from the greatest teachers ever… Special Needs People themselves.
MY PASSION IS TO HELP THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE
It has become very clear to me that we are looking at a wide range of needs that are not being met when it comes to Special Needs People. Most of it is just ignorance to the situation. This we can fix. This behavior is usually not out of malice but is because in general most people just don’t have a need to learn about disabled people so the disabled often just go ignored.
Personally I was so embarrassed when it became evident to me that I was right in the middle of that ignorance. In my life I only aware of one little boy in the fifth grade of a little country school in rural Ohio. Even then I never tried to be friends or to as much as acknowledge this boy’s presence. I, to this day, don’t even know his name. I didn’t speak because I felt sorry for him and his struggles to get around on crutches.
He was a bit angry and stand-offish which now I realize that it was probably because of the way he was treated. He was also the only child I was around who wasn’t saved by the Sabin Salk vaccine back in the 1950’s.
I always felt that the adults at that time were basically to blame for not explaining things and the way to interact with the handicapped. Of course, I now realize that in most cases, the adults didn’t even know how to deal with even a handicapped child.
WHAT I HOPE TO DO HERE
I hope that through an open and honest discussion of this situation where disabled people are ignored and treated like second class humans will be put aside. I plan to do this by seeking to uncover those aspects of this travesty that can be remedied for everyone’s benefit. As in most subjects, knowledge is the key to understanding.
I want to make it clear that I don’t have a Master’s Degree or a PHD in the subject so I will obviously approach this from the perspective of the ordinary person with a special needs child. I will get opinions from everyone possible and I plan to be open and fair to all as well.
Personally, I think it’s time we all outgrew this and we should love those who suffer and honor those who serve them.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to respond in kind.
All the best,