Do me a favor

Do me a favor

This is such a moving post. Presume competence is something that the special needs community stresses over and over – better to presume that the person who can’t communicate is aware of everything around them and be wrong, than to assume that the person is just a shell – and be WRONG. Doctors tell us to talk to patients in comas because they can hear us. Why would we do any less for those who are challenged in their communication? 

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