From France: Thou Shalt Not [Wink-Wink] Kill Your Children

French court

A sad story from Boulancourt, France, south of Paris, where a father has been given just a tap on the wrist for smothering his disabled daughter with a pillow:Americo Carneiro, weary of caring for his special-needs daughter, tiptoed into six-year-old Johana's room on January 3, 2011. Finding his daughter asleep in her bed, Carneiro pinched his nose and with his other hand covered the girl's mouth, suffocating her to death.On March 21, 2014, a jury in the Assize Court of Melun imposed a “ … [Read more...]

Happiness! 20-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Learns He’s Been Accepted at Clemson

Rion Holcombe gets the good news

A few weeks ago Rion Holcombe, a 20-year-old man from Moore, South Carolina, learned that he’d been accepted to Clemson University.   Ryan has Down Syndrome and so many colleges would not accept him; but Clemson University offers the ClemsonLIFE program, which is “designed for students with intellectual disabilities who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus.”Rion’s mother filmed him as he opened the acceptance letter and gradually realized that he would really be going to coll … [Read more...]

PERFECT! Young Cartoon Fella Sees Disability in a New Light

One leg

From the Brazilian webcomic Mentirinhas…  a sad young man realizes that his new three-legged puppy is perfect. … [Read more...]