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The joy of having disabled children

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edited October 13 in Autism and neurodiversity

A tweet that went viral on Twitter recently was started by Stephen Unwin (@RoseUnwin) who posted this photo of himself and his son, Joey with the powerful and purposefully ironic caption, "So terrible being the dad of a learning disabled young man."

Stephen and Joey in a warm happy embrace smiling


The picture, showing father and son in a warm loving embrace, challenged the stereotype that to have children with learning difficulties is a bad thing.  Confronting this myth, other families with disabled children joined in on the thread, sharing photos of their happy family times together. 

Stephen spoke more about his tweet on BBC Radio 4's Sounds programme (listen from 1.45 onwards), emphasising the joy his son brings and how the misery porn too often attached to children like him is unjustified.  

Stephen is: Director, Writer, Teacher, Campaigner. Chairman of KIDS.


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