When I was volunteering at the Rogers House, I had the opportunity to attend a Disability Etiquette workshop facilitated by a person with a disability. Without getting all uppity or preachy or self-important, I just want to say that it opened my eyes. If you’ve ever been called stupid or know anyone who suffers from any form of mental disability, this is for for you and this is for them. It’s not about celebrity endorsement (I don’t even like Glee!) or a trendy cause. It’s not even really about political correctness.
This is so much more than that. It’s about compassion and awareness.
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