Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? I didn’t either.
Assistant Secretary Romano made a nice statement, including the following:
Through our collaborative efforts, let us end 2008 by fully embracing the principles of the New Freedom Initiative and providing all Americans with disabilities with a pathway to a better life.
Today the New York Times also reported a different kind of awareness, which may not be so good for unborn babies with down syndrome:
Testing technology “has outpaced society’s understanding of what life with Down syndrome is like,” said Mark Leach, the father of a 4-year-old girl with the condition. Mr. Leach is chairman of the informed-decision-making task force of the group Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action.
Lord, please protect us from our own foolishness – making much of people with disabilities on the one hand, and finding new ways to keep them from being born on the other.