it allows us to see all the intricate parts of a whole
,A disorder : This can be - a confused or messy state. In the medical sense, the meaning is more politically correct. It means that if you have a mental/physical condition that is not normal or healthy, but doesn't lead to death, it's only a disorder. Really, you are just what we call today, "a hot mess".
A disease: This means you have a particular abnormal condition. Basically, it's a particular disorder. A disorder of a STRUCTURE or FUNCTION that affects part or all of an ORGANISM. Again, it's not healthy, but doesn't always lead to death. You are a "hot mess", but it could lead to death.
A disability: As an ORGANISM, otherwise known as a human being, CANNOT engage in any substantial (whatever that entails), gainful activity. I suppose gainful and substantial would mean you CANNOT contribute to society as they WANT you to. You cannot perform these acts because you have ANY mental or physical (non - particular) impairment (for me, this means same as condition). It's not a specific genre of your mental or physical impairment, BUT .....and here is the huge BUT.....it CAN BE expected to result in death OR can be/will be/is expected to last NOT LESS THAN 1 YEAR....and CONTINUE FOR AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF TIME.
As if a disease or disorder HAS an amount of time in which one can say, "Hey, at five years, this disorder is done, but won't result in death. Yet a disease might kill you within five years. Ironically, they act as if a disability is biggest unknown within the 3 D's: Disorder, Disease, and Disability. When in fact, medically speaking, it DOESN'T specify if it can/would kill you, but only EXEMPLIFIES you would not be a human being (organism) worthy of being here. I mean, if you can't act right, conform to social norms, or gain any money for the economy: what good are you?
What I just wrote is how people process the medical definitions and conform it to their own ideals/perceptions/judgments. The first three letters in all three words is DIS. Since most words form from the Latin word, it means: APART/AWAY. Those two words have a negative connotation. If you are apart from something, it means you are not functioning because your thoughts are possibly on what is not with you. If you have a half glass of milk, it is not whole. Wow, that's a negative feel. Again, all up to perception about: IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR FULL? The problem is, no one works at FULL CAPACITY, but we all like to believe we can/do/must.
Truth be told, since 1925, the word DIS meant weak in the head. People today have used it as a slang term to mean: disrespect, belittle someone, criticize, or putting someone down. Ironically, this is even found in a subculture of rap, way after 1925. In Scandinavia, the word DISSER(plural form), meant a lady or a female deity. Apparently, Scandinavia had a low opinion of woman. Maybe that's where America gets their thing about woman being less than a male? But like Kermit the Frog sipping on tea, "I don't know anything about that."
It's truly NO wonder why the 3 D's: disorder, disease, and disability hold a negative connotation.
I'm going to be bold, though. I want you to know the word ASSIMILATION. This means to understand the PROCESS of UNDERSTANDING information or ideas. Why do I want you to know this word? Well, ask yourself this question instead. How much do our special children understand information or ideas? Now, ask yourself another question. How well does EVERYONE understand EVERYTHING?
We are all NOT equal in all areas of knowledge. Some of us know a lot in Science. Where they might falter in Math. One may understand emotional, while another understands mental. Sure, they can go hand in hand like branches off a tree. Is it always so, that one aspect will always lead to another for some? No one can say yes, for certain. If you can state a "yes", you are either God or have done it yourself. Doubt you are a God, but rather a narcissist If you have, well then good for you. You are now using yourself as a yardstick in which to compare others to. In a religious sense, you are judging. I may be a Minister, and gone to college! Nowhere, did I read either is excepted. Instead, ponder this: where one area grows brilliance, another will lack. We all strive to be/have/not lack/become the master. Yet, are we truly supposed to understand it all? Are we to become the master? Or merely admire in the beauty of the complexity?
So, I want you to ask yourselves, yet, another question. Does everyone have to understand ALL areas of EVERY genre to fully: be productive in their lives, help others, show a different perspective, and to contribute something to society? Doesn't all parts make a whole? When you cook, do you just add the same of everything to make it taste good? Are you a master at everything? Could you ever be? No, you couldn't be a master at everything! You only try to be a master in your own domain.
You can be a garbage man and still help others. I'm no garbage picker -upper, but if my trash isn't picked up, I would live with maggots. Can I teach my daughter to ride a bike without a manufacturer of the vessel? No! Maybe you understand engineering and could make the bike, but ask yourself another question. Which would you rather do: make the bike or teach your daughter to ride? It doesn't matter if you can do both, but only what you TRULY want to do.
We may not like the opinions, thoughts, actions, or understanding of another. This is no excuse to say what they can contribute is less than another. We have no right to say, the pencil pusher behind a desk is less than the farmer and visa versa. Just as we can't say that one of the 3 D's is greater or less than one who understood assimilation. We definitely CANNOT say they WON'T contribute something to society either. Even in negativity, we can develop something positive. We understand more!
The Amber Alert, was conceived because a lady named, Donna Whitson, had her child abducted. This is a negative or horrible event. According to what I read, there was a similar abduction, prior with friend of the family, Marc Klass. Had an Amber Alert happened, maybe the car and person would've been recognized. Considering the neighbor of Donna had witnessed the entire event. Why do I bring this up? It's something horrible that happened.
Could you imagine the death of your child, which could've been prevented? Well, in 2014, out of 173 abductors, it was founded that 152 cases involved the Amber Alert. Basically, 21 cases had no bearing on the Amber Alert! I don't know much about statistics (although I've taken the course), but those seem like the Amber Alert was more positive than negative. It HAD an impact on society! Also, in 20 cases, the children were recovered within 2-3 hours. There are many statistics, but the fact is: Amber's death has helped to saved thousands of other children. If that's not finding something positive within a negative, I don't know what is!
I'm NOT sitting here saying our "special children" are negative impacts on society. I am saying that within each tantrum, patience is learned and understood to a greater degree. I am saying that no matter which DIS, out of the three, our children hold something viable to the economy and growth of such. That the stigma/stereotype/and ignorant use of the Scandinavian/Latin definition has proclaimed either a death sentence, no death but a "hot mess", or not worthy of our time and effort is NOT RIGHT. Our children, regardless of the term, ARE worthy of attention as those who have assimilated.
You all say you believe in God or at least mankind surviving harmoniously to sustain the unknown amount of time. Why is it, that EVERYONE cannot contribute to that?
I suppose the disdain for: what we lack, what we never have been, never want to be, think lesser of, and thank God we are not; these ARE the things that DON'T allow us to see that the broken glass, is of a whole. We may not be able to see all the intricate parts. Hell, half of us can't or won't understand them. For some, if we mend that broken glass it's never the same. Truth is, it is just as bright and beautiful as before. It just has a different look!