Welcome to Holland Momma!
[If you haven't read my post with the Holland poem first, please do here!]
Now that you're in Holland there are a few things I want you to know...
Language can make a big difference, especially when you're talking about your child with a disability.
In the disability community, People First Language is super important! When talking about a person or child with a disability, you put the person first. Always!
Instead of, my child is Autistic, Downs, etc.
My son HAS Autism, my daughter HAS Down Syndrome, Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation, etc. They HAVE a genetic disorder, a muscle disorder, etc.
Your child is much more than this diagnosis (or two) that you've received.
They're always a person first.
Also, I don't use or love the term "special needs". If you want to, that's totally fine. But a lot of people in the disability community think it's not a very accurate term. Your child has needs just like we all do. Some may be different needs but they're not "special".
Watch this to see what I mean... :)
Also, check out www.notspecialneeds.com.
You're amazing Momma & so is your child!
They will do amazing things & so will you being their advocate!
Welcome to Holland, it's so beautiful here! You'll see...
Sending all the love!
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