THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: When Parents Murder Disabled Children: What You Need To Know

“Stress is involved in almost every incident of serious child abuse, but it should not be seen as a mitigating factor more than any other source of stress should be seen as a mitigating factor. By and large, parents of people with disabilities are able to take care of their children without trying to kill them.” –Samantha Crane

Whenever a news story breaks about a parent killing (or trying to murder) a disabled child, reactions to the story are almost as disturbing as the story itself — because media and blog accounts tend to empathize with the parents, not the child victims. In fact the children in these cases are almost universally depicted as trigger for their parents’ acts, rather than human beings with feelings, friends, interests, and rights.

We need to change those conversations.

Source: THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: When Parents Murder Disabled Children: What You Need To Know



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