Popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati recently featured a few people with disabilities (PWDs) as contestants. Which is good, except for the way the whole thing was handled.
As the years passed, she became old enough to feel the pain of his rejection, but was still young enough to believe that she could perhaps change his responses to her.
I know that. I know she’s always there for me. It’s because of her that I’m independent. Ambulatory albeit with crutches. And ambitious. She never let me pity myself. Never.
"Don't make a kid with Autism feel like a lab rat," says the author, "they are much more than 'autistic', and we should discard these labels."
A mother's account of how they had not realised that their son Mayur had autism and he had suffered as a consequence, but how they did everything they could for his better life once they knew.
Many of our movies portray persons with disability as mentally deficient and 'comic relief', but a few notable films have handled these issues with great sensitivity, and find a place in this article.
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