Tis The Season To Love

Filed Under (Acceptance, Joy) by Estee on 22-12-2009

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Barb and Tim Farlow and Justice for Annie. She has been interviewed in Bloom, Bloorview Kid’s Rehab’s magazine in For The Love of Annie. I’ve known Barb for a few years now and the work she has done attests to her love of Annie, her daughter, born with Trisomy 13. Reading her story reminds me why I do what I do for Adam and even the prices I may have paid for it — any parent with disabled child may attest to those prices paid, and most parents would say that they would pay them again. Me too. There is not I price I wouldn’t pay for getting Adam the acceptance, access and rights that belong to him.

In two days I will be reunited with my son Adam for Christmas. As I have been without him for a week, I am starkly reminded of how closely connected we are and how I understand Barb and her decisions because of it.

Tis the season. May we all find our joy, our happiness and remember the importance of this most valuable thing of all. This little thing called love.

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About Me


ESTÉE KLAR

I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.