Posted on June 18, 2013
Anne Belanger was really excited to see her son’s class photo, until she saw where her son was sitting in it. Miles, her son, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and always has to sit in a wheelchair. The picture shows the class sitting together and Miles off to the side, seemingly an afterthought. While his parents are not upset with the school, they see it as a problem that this happened at all. It shows a lack of awareness and sensitivity that such a thing could happen.
That nobody involved realized that anything was wrong is a serious problem. We all need to be more aware of including others – no matter who they are- and to treat people with dignity, respect and the way we want them to treat us.