What do you think of when you hear these words? Fat? Slow? Confused? Retarded? Could it be that you suffer from a mineral or hormone deficiency? Or could you have Down Syndrome? See, labels are not what they seem to be.
When we were given my son's diagnosis of Down Syndrome, I had a lot of preconceived notions because of labels. I was WRONG. I had not clue what Down Syndrome was or how it was going to affect our family's lives. I worried when Davey started school and all of the labels he was given. And boy, am I glad I was wrong.
Here is an article about a school in Indonesia for children with Special Needs. Again, labels and the fear associated with them is a reason parents do not get the help their children need to succeed in life.
Breaking down the ‘fear of labels’