Stop using labels as an excuse! Teach disabled children to read and write #TeachUsToo

via Petition · Justine Greening MP: Stop using labels as an excuse! Teach disabled children to read and write #TeachUsToo · Change.org

My name is Jonathan Bryan and I am 10 years old. Until last year I was unable to communicate, as I am in a wheelchair with Cerebral Palsy and my voice does not work.

Learning to spell, using only my eyes, has totally transformed my life, but it is only possible because my mother taught me to read and write.

What brings me incredible sorrow is watching my non-verbal friends in wheelchairs miss out on the fullness of life because no-one believes that they are worth teaching literacy to, and waiting locked in for someone to give them a chance to have a voice. Continue reading