Empathy & Inclusion, Is it Equal or Is it Fair?

1 in 700

theatre2When my son was born I read that 1 in 700 babies are born with Down syndrome. That statistic reassured me. I mean, that’s a lot of people. Surely every American at least knows someone who knows someone with Down syndrome.

It turns out, The Global Down Syndrome Foundation says that 38% of all Americans personally know someone with Down syndrome. I don’t really get that because the

Robert Saylor Tragedy and Us – Original Post

I often say that 95% of the world is great to Marcus. Then I do everything I can to protect him from the other 5%. I never dreamed that 5% would include the police. The news about Robert Saylor, who died in police custody, is a nightmare. Every parent, I think, upon seeing a tragic situation wonders, Could this happen to my child? To Us? The press indicated that the police report says the Mr. Saylor, a man with Down syndrome, refused to leave a movie theater, kicked and cursed at the police. While I feel my son would not do this, even in his most stubborn moments, I also fear that perhaps Mr. Saylor did not either. And even if he did…was he so threatening to the police they had to place him face first onto the ground?