Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012
Having worked with people who have brain- damage and other severe challenges, I had my eyes opened long ago about some of the derogatory words people use and how they have no clue how hurtful they are.
This was especially important as I started to raise my daughter and was learning how to teach her to have great understanding and empathy for all people. This video is awesome. It's so well done and really drives the point home. I believe it will help.
Let's share it and teach people a better way. When I speak of anyone dealing with anything, I say "s/he's challenged!" And the truth is we are all challenged in some way. Aren't we?