As a mom of a child with autism, whom will be an adult in a few months, my concern always will be is finding a place where she will be accepted , cared for and love as she is. I have a lot of ugly thoughts in my head, especially about how cruel people can be. The thoughts on what will happens to my innocent child when I’m gone , is my Achilles heels.
Today, I met my tribe. People who love and care for differently abled people. They are people who give opportunities for a livelihood and friendship for them and calls out for the campaign to Drop the Prefix and focus on their abilities.
Drop the Prefix Advocacy is a campaign launched by South Star Drug in cooperation with the Project Inclusion Network (PIN) to stress that they can be functioning members of the society.
If you are still clueless, the prefix is the dis in disability, as they are they’rea as PWDs or persons with disability. It’s not generally true for most of them, they are not disabled but differently abled. They can all be a productive member of the society with proper guidance and support by the majority.
While the society has been a bit more aware a a little bit more open and kinda but not really inclusive to PWDs , there’s still a lot of push and help needed for more inclusivity .