Saturday, February 2, 2008
Dear Parents of Kids with Disabilities;
Please do not describe your child as a monster. I am sure the father's intent on this podcast is not meant to be hurtful but it is. I don't even know you and it hurt me. I know you did not ask for my opinion, yet you are wanting to help other parents of kids with disabilities. Think twice about saying things like 'my wife hid in the attic to get away from him' and how distorted his face is. Also, don't attribute every disorder to cerebral palsy... you described Matt's behavior changing including violence and short-term memory loss happening around age 18. Just because he has C.P. doesn't mean he cannot have secondary conditions. Be careful, be open, and thank you for sharing your story.