I am so mad “The Mighty” keeps publishing this article with my name on it, I can only paste comments.
Replied to publisher –
No, I am not excited. I requested you take this down because of the numerous misrepresentations. Believe me… NO ONE MADE FUN OF ME IN SCHOOL! Parents, peers, and siblings need to know the importance of supporting the child with a disability. My friends would beat up anyone who made fun of me, so no one did.
Second, doctors did not tell me what aging would do to my body. They still don’t know, and are amazed I am still alive! Parents need to know NOT to listen to professionals. They know their child better than doctors.
Your article was NOT written by me. In fact, it goes against EVERYTHING I advocate against.
I will NOT be writing for you again.
Shelly Weiss, Ed.S.