Introduction On being told their newborn baby has an impairment, parents tend to react with a mixture of shock and disbelief, followed by denial Zappella, Aesth Plast Surg 9: Do us e the words "intellectual disability" or "cognitive disability. I simply hope my own children learn to look past ignorant comments and actions and treat others with respect and dignity. Either they tell me I'm blessed, reminding me how lucky I am to have my gift from God, my special snowflake, my angel whatever corny imagery you can conjure up, I guarantee I've heard it or they are stunned into silence, murmuring "Ohhhh" before piping up, "But is she high-functioning? Disturbed, they become disoriented and confused by a situation so different from what they had hoped for:.
There was nothing I could tell her.
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A society in which habits and customs reproduce inequalities, in which stigmatizing attitudes are common, exacerbates the difficulties for many families Lam and Mackenzie, Articles 24,25,and 33 to Fact and fantasy: And as a teacher, I've seen kids like you crash and burn. The result, in many cases, was a gradual decline both in self-confidence and social participation. That study identified two distinct clusters of experiences.