Episode 28 - Mary's Story

Episode Summary:

I posted some questions to social media about the theme of my last show (when you disclose a diagnosis) and I spoke to 3 parents that had some strong feelings and experiences.

It’s time to hear the stories of Mary’s Story.

The questions I asked:

  1. When you tell someone, your child has a disability, do you use specific terminology, do you just say disability, or does it depend on the situation?
  2. What do you do when someone replies in a way that shocks you?
  3. What are the responses that you’ve received?
  4. How many people have tried to “fix” your child or you with ideas, remedies etc…
  5. Have you ever had anyone declare that they don’t know how to respond?
  6. What do you want people to know about your child?
  7. What do you want people to say when you disclose?

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00:00:00.00 Kids Say Hello

00:04:21.70 Love and Kindness Sponsor Ad

00:17:12.40 Help Line and Time Code

00:36:00.00 Help Line Numbers

01:14:00.00 Land Acknowledgment

01:24:00.00 Show Theme

02:05:12.40 A Funny Story

02:42:00.00 Introduction

05:24:00.00 About Mary

05:54:00.00 Does Mary use specific terminology?

06:54:00.00 Why Mary uses certain phrases

08:48:00.00 How do you handle shocking phrases/ignorance

09:49:00.00 Do people try to “fix” your child?

12:34:00.00 Kindness Break

13:06:00.00 Has anyone declared that they don’t know how to respond?

14:06:00.00 What do you want to hear people say when you disclose?

15:56:00.00 Tell me about your son

17:48:18.60 My child is awesome because they are unique

18:50:00.00 Mary’s Final Thoughts

19:42:00.00 Signing Off

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