Katie McCarron, I still think of you often

2 Mar

Today is the Disability Community Day of Mourning.

Every year on March 1st, the disability community gathers across the nation to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers.

There are so many people who have died. So many who should be here today, except that a caregiver murdered them. Today is for all of them. But for this post, I just want to bring up one, if I may. A little girl who I never met, but think of often. A little girl who would be the same age as my kid.

Katie, you should be here. I shouldn’t know your name, but your family should be showing you the love that I know most of them felt so strongly for you.

Katie McCarron, you will be remembered as long as I live.

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By Matt Carey

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5 Responses to “Katie McCarron, I still think of you often”

  1. reissd March 2, 2017 at 00:38 #

    So heartbreaking.

  2. Chris March 2, 2017 at 04:08 #

    So so sad. Especially since the murdering was not at that time the primary care taker, plus she had been sucked into the cureby rhetoric. Apparently a dead child is better than a disabled child.

    Yet, I have learned so much from the roll of the genetic dice that resulted in my oldest and all of his medical issues, from seizures, heart disorder and autism. Admitting humility is not a bad thing.

  3. Chris March 2, 2017 at 04:19 #

    Ay! I just had a lovely conversation with my son on how weird certain animals are! Things like cows have several stomachs, some critters can eat stuff we can’t and some critter eat stuff that make them poisonous. I often describe him as a fourteen year old in a twenty eight year old body And yet he can surprise me at any time. Woot!

  4. davejersey March 6, 2017 at 03:35 #

    The “data” is mounting.

    Cruel, unusual, and misjudgmental Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) doggie treats, facial water spritzes, forced ammonia sniffs, and extremely painful electro skin shock cause us autistic people to suffer nightmarish memories. ABA causes us Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ABA denies this data. Therefore, ABA is a pseudoscience insurance fraud, so it seems.

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    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) March 6, 2017 at 14:48 #

      California prohibits the use of aversives. And yet ABA is used here.

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