When having lunch with my friend Ceci, who is majoring in child development, she discussed with me how she’s interested in helping immigrant families whose children have some type of disorder. She explained that many countries where resources aren’t as available to the public parents believe there children are mentally ill if they have dyslexia or ADD. It’s a sad reality.
Drop The I-Word campaign is about rejecting the word “illegal” to describe immigrants. They claims that the word immediately causes people to discriminate against undocumented people. I believe society should get rid of the A-Word, Alien, when referring to immigrants. That’s just rude.
The parallel point i’m trying to make is that the way immigrant families whose children are not properly diagnosed are treated is the similar to the way we the public and media acknowledge immigrants as “illegals”. There’s is nothing more important than doing research when it comes to important topics like disorders immigration. There is no crime in wanting a better life if it is then we all most be illegal.
Anyway below is the link to the Drop the I-Word campaign…pass it on.