Friday, August 22, 2008

Offense Taken

George, who has a daughter with Down syndrome, lives here in Minnesota and just found my blog. He let me know about a documentary that's recently come out that addresses the "R" word. (You can see an interview with George in the beginning of the clip.) In the interest of keeping an important dialogue going, here's the trailer:

For more information, check out their website at www.selfadvocacy.com/offensetaken.

5 comments:

beans said...

Interesting Tom! Thanks for sharing and being part of the dialogue!

JRS said...

Thanks for posting this Tom. I'm very interested in hearing the voices of self advocates and have started collecting videos, articles, etc. like this. Feel free to send any my way that you come across. ---Jen
jennifer.schrad@gmail.com

Nick McGivney said...

I've said it elsewhere, and possibly you've heard it, but here on the western edge of Europe the word has a lot less currency than it seems to have stateside. But as with so many things, the trend travels east, so let's hope this isn't the case this time. Well done on posting this, Tom. I found it immensely watchable and gratifying to hear people who advocate for themselves state quite simply that it is hurtful. Life has enough crap to hurl at us all without thoughtlessness adding to it. And well done too for hitting blogland again with a vengeance! Having trouble keeping up with you. Enjoy your break.

GML4 said...

Funny story on how I found this blog... I saw the Perry brother's video about boycotting NDSS the other day. I am a relunctant fan of Retarded Policeman, and find much of their stuff enlightening... although they do seem like jerks sometimes. ;)

Anyway, I kept coming back to their video to see the discussion, and saw that this blog (among a couple others) were using it on their site. And then to find it a blog about a Minnesota father of a kid with DS who was struggling with the Thunder Tropic topic to boot... what a small world!

Kelly said...

Thanks for this Tom, I'm going to link to it at my blog too.