There is a marvelous full page ad in the Globe today that I cannot reproduce here. Perhaps you can find it in your local paper.
The ad celebrates National Down Syndrome Awareness Week.
The headline goes like this.
"There is a place for children like Hannah...it's called a public school."
The copy then goes on to explain why inclusiveness is so crucial for all concerned.
I was so glad to see this today because I have been arguing exactly this position for decades.
Having children with disabilities in regular classrooms is not only wonderful for them; it is most important for all the able children.
Steve Largent, the great record-holding wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks said years ago when he was still playing football when asked about his fourth child who had spina bifida, "Our boy is a gift from God, because how would my wife and I and our other children have learned about love without him?"
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Transclunk is - may I coin a new phrase? - "ungoverned."
It's a financial unholy mess according to the official penny-counter in Victoria.
And BC Ferries, who pay David Hahn a cool million a year, sit on their own board of governance and vote themselves gaspingly generous pay raises.
Read the piece here, and then tell me again about what a good business manager is Gordoon.
Posted by David Berner at 10:14 AM
Have you ever been in the hospital?
Did they give you happy juice?
Do you have the faintest memory of anything you said to your Aunt Tilly or the kids when they came to visit?
Could you give a royal visiting poop what went on around you when you were medically stoned out of your gourd?
Of course you couldn't.
Thus is exposed the lie that if we only give addicts drugs and drunks a little shot, then we can talk to them about treatment.
Utter pig swill.
The Harm Reduction Army has a new strategy in the relentless - and powerful - PR campaign.
We will admit that our mantra and mad mission is controversial, but our experts swear it works.
Posted by David Berner at 9:46 AM