Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "Why I Refuse to Say I 'Fight' My Disability" by Karin Hitselberger.
Karin Hitselberger is a disability rights activist, graduate student, and freelance writer with cerebral palsy. In this post from her personal blog, Hitselberger takes issue with the language sometimes used around the issue of dealing with one’s disability.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Resilience & Success as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"How does a person overcome adversity?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this opinion article at home:
- What was "Why I Refuse to Say I 'Fight' My Disability" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch My Philosophy for A Happy Life: A TED Talk by Sam Berns at home with your child.