Band to­gether

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

I thought I had heard it all. An ad­vo­cacy group wants peo­ple with Down Syn­drome added to the en­dan­gered species list be­cause their num­bers are down from pro­jec­tions and the group is afraid that they are go­ing to miss out on em­ploy­ment sup­port, hous­ing sup­port and ed­u­ca­tion sup­port

What makes them so spe­cial to de­mand this treat­ment? What about peo­ple with cere­bral palsy, autism, etc. Don’t they de­serve the same rights?

My daugh­ter is 27 years old and has cere­bral palsy,. It has been a fight all her life to get some ser­vices and sup­port to help her to learn and be­come a con­tribut­ing mem­ber of so­ci­ety. Peo­ple with cere­bral palsy face the same bat­tles in ob­tain­ing hous­ing and em­ploy­ment sup­port as the peo­ple with Down Syn­drome do

Why not band to­gether and fight to­gether? Steve Peter­zon Lon­don

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