As a rule, we perceive what we expect
The unexpected is usually not received at all. It is not seen or heard, but ignored. Or it is misunderstood.
Peter F. Drucker
Disability Issue or Human Being Issue?
New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense
How many times have we thought, heard, or said things like:
Now think about other things you’ve thought, heard, or said—better yet, make a list!
How many times do we make assumptions about children or adults with disabilities that are based primarily on the person’s diagnosis? How many decisions—life-altering decisions for the person with the disability—have been made based on these assumptions? How do we know the issue is a consequence of the person’s disability?
Let’s look at example #1. Amazingly, I heard this from different professionals, years apart. (Where did this mythical and goofy assumption come from?) Click here to continue.