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A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PARENTS OF KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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by Ellen Seidman

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We, the parents, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure tranquility (and sanity) and promote the general welfare of our families, do ordain and establish this Bill of Rights.

A Bill of Rights for Parent of Kids with Special Needs written by a Ellen Seidman, in honor of her son Max, and all children with special needs.

* We have the right to expect our kids to be seen for who they are as individuals, not as labels or diagnoses.


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We have a right to trust our instincts about our kids and realize that experts don't always know best.


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We have a right to ignore the remarks, questions, and stares and not give explanations or excuses for why our children are the way they are....


...To read the rest of Ellen Seidman's Bill of Rights, check out her blog Love That Max. Ellen compiled this in honor of her son and "all of our beautiful children" on June 17, 2009. 

 

 


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