Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Disabling Disability

Yesterday afternoon I took Ricki to a dance/theater performance, as she loves to dance and act. And, indeed, much of what we saw done by the groups of girls performing was well within Ricki’s capabilities. However, I could never resister her for such a club with regular girls.
Firstly, I could never find a for-profit group interested in risking losing their clientele due to her.
Secondly, Ricki is truly very aggressive and on the look-out for arguments. (So much for the myth of “downies” being “easy-going, loveable…”.) THIS is her true disability, and the one which effectively excludes her. [Note that her agression is probably more due to her ADHD and not Down syndrome, and that with behavior modification is getting better.]

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