This is the most clear and concise discussion of something I've felt very strongly about for a long time ... when and how to discuss kids' disabilities with them. The writer is talking about autism, but I think it applies equally well for just about any kind of physical or mental disabilities. Teachers should read this, too.
The ideas here help explain why I felt so uncomfortable with the episode of "Parenthood" where Max's parents suffer over Max finding out he's got Asberger's Syndrome. Spoiler: they are way, way more torn up about it than Max is.
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