Being around people with special needs for so long has made it…very interesting when talking to the public about special needs. I almost always forget that what I know may not be common knowledge to everyone.
My sign language professor always says that it’s her job to educate hearing people on deaf culture (she’s deaf by the way). Or else how can we expect any type of understanding or change?
I’m posting this today just to serve as a reminder to those of the community that are well educated on our special needs culture, that its our duty to educate. If someone is laughing or sneering, we should explain to them why that’s not ok. If someone has a question we should answer it. It is our duty to educate the world on what we know. So acceptance can be found in all place.