I don’t have much to say to that. Just that it’s true and we should be more aware of it.
In college, I studied psychology. I won’t get into my disappointment in the lack of clinical experience in the program or the fact that I learned more from the elective classes I took than the required ones for my degree. What I will say is that hand’s down, the class that stuck with me the most was one of those electives. It was a counseling and educational psychology course taught by a man who worked tirelessly as a disability advocate. He worked with the state government, with the Special Olmpics, with more groups than I will ever hope to remember. He had a wife and family, taught at the university, and he had cerebral palsy.
I was very deliberate in the way I worded the description about him. It’s one of the lessons I learned in his class. It might seem like a minor thing to be described as a blind…
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