Many thanks to Advocate reporter George Morris for a wonderfully respectful article about the adaptive baseball program at Cypress Mounds.
Unlike many other writers, Morris used person-first language such as “children with disabilities” instead of disabled children. He also stays away from outdated words such as “handicapped,” a word that is considered offensive by people in the disability community.
Morris never used a pitying tone, a pitfall trapping too many other, less-capable writers. The children about whom he writes are not to be pitied. They are great kids having a terrific time playing America’s favorite sport; they just do it a little differently.
Kudos to Cypress Mounds for offering the Miracle League and more kudos to George Morris for his well-written article.
disability, accessibility and inclusion consultant