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It Only Took One Person to Notice...

Imagine if we all presumed competence?

As a child in the 1970s, I grew up a couple of towns over from one of the local state institutions.

In this institution were "housed" (yes, I chose that word on purpose), people that didn't fit the mold of traditional society as it was back then: Adults and children considered at the time to have behavioral concerns, adults and children with various disability types, and any other adult or child that was determined to be "unfit" or "unteachable" or "dysfunctional" in any way.