Re: Hearing-Impaired Skit/redux
Craig Bond (CraigB1051@AOL.COM)
Thu, 23 Mar 1995 10:57:31 -0500
Short followup explanation:
My DL's scout is completely deaf, uses ASL, has taught ASL to all capable
members of his den (his DL says he, the DL himself, is not capable, and does
so with a grin), and the scout's mother attends all den and pack meetings,
signs for her son.
My question was not intended and their desire is not to ask for anything
that would tend to be exclusionary for the impaired scout, who is definitely
mainstream in every sense of the word, but rather inclusionary for the
Many of your suggestions have been very good and I am compiling.
As a former couselor and program director of a Rotary Sunshine Camp for
physically handicapped kids (our term in '68/'68...that's this century but
barely), I am well aware of the wonderful contributions impaired individuals
can make to the lives of those of us who are not so challenged...if we will
only open our eyes and minds and hearts to let them. I did not need the
change in terminology to recognize that their challenges were only handicaps
in *my* mind, not theirs.
Thank you for those who've replied; and to those yet to come.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City