Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Significant New Blog - Life With A Severely Disabled Kid

This comment is a shout out for a promising new disability blog, one that doesn't subscribe to the feel good ideology that dominates internet blogs and mainstream media features about disabilities. In Canada it is so bad that the CBC outrageously included on one of its recent "autism is beautiful" productions the Toronto mother of an autistic child, art gallery curator, and blogger whose blog "the Joy of Autism" actually promotes the notion that parents should celebrate their autistic children's neurological disorders. Talking about treating or curing autism disorders just doesn't cut it in Toronto's, or the CBC's, trendier social circles. Life With A Severely Disabled Kid promises not to follow this trendy, but misguided, ideology , focusing instead on the realities faced by severely disabled children and their carers.

Claire is the owner of the Life With A Severely Disabled Kid and her Blogger profile makes her perspective crystal clear:


Gender: Female

Industry: Education

Occupation: always at home

Location: smallish town : Ontario : Canada

About Me I have a B.A. and M.A. in Religious Studies and a Montessori Diploma (0-6 years)My interest in "blogging" comes from a growing frustration with the invisibility of caregivers of and people with severe disabilities. Of particular interest: inclusion in schools...a very bad trend for the severely disabled.

Welcome to the blogosphere Claire!

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Stephanie said...

Welcome Claire! Her painting (for her daughter) is in the very beginning phases.

I have first comment at Claire's blog!

Stephanie said...

Today I discovered this link:

Please go here, read about it, and vote to end waiting lists for people with developmental disabilities! I normally don't delve into politics but this one is very important to me personally.

Unknown said...

Stephanie, I hope 2009 sees more people like you and Claire adding their perspectives and experiences to autism and disability discussions.