Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Reason to Speak Up

A simple story -- which needlessly became complex -- because the general public just doesn't understand autism or the families who struggle to keep their children's lives (not to mention their own) as "normal" as possible. It's unfortunate that people can't see beyond the disability or recognize that we are all different. 

PEABODY, Mass. -- A Danvers mom who just wanted her autistic son to be able to do things the other kids can do, is learning that by speaking up, one person can evoke change. 
It all started when Lea Irzyk wanted to sign up her autistic son for "Learn to Skate" group skating lessons at the James McVann-Louis O'Keefe Memorial Rink on Lowell Street in Peabody. 
"We don't want to stick out -- we don't want to make Jack feel different from anybody else," Irzyk told FOX 25's Heather Hegedus.

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