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“Tim’s Place, Restaurant Run By 26-Year-Old With Down Syndrome, Serves Hugs With Lunch “

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This June 22, 2012 article found on the Huffington Post website is one I found to be inspiring on many levels.  The article with an accompanying video talks about what may be the first person with Down Syndrome to own a restaurant in the United States.  Very inspirational story to say the least and one that brought a smile to my face as I looked over it.

“Because My Mom Was Autistic, Our Answer Was Autism”

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This article on the OpEdNews.com website dated May 25, 2012 talks about how life was for the writer growing up with an undiagnosed Autistic Mother.

“Dangerous, Crazy, Disabled”

“Dangerous, Crazy, Disabled” that is the title of a blog entry that just brought tears to my eyes as I read it.  Not because it was hurtful, but because I felt like there was one more person in the world who is trying to understand folks with mental illnesses.  The writer of the blog entry I read talks about who judgemental and often harsh they had been in their views of folks with mental illnesses, but that because of being diagnosed with a mental illness themself and pretty much being put in a position where they had no choice but to be exposed to others with mental illnesses, they discovered that many of their views were wrong.

I loved this post and I’m not usually one that could be considered to be a “touchy feely” kind of person, but this is one blogger I would like to offer a hug to, not just because they changed their thinking, but also to let them know thattheir honesty and openness was not only gutsy in many ways, but much appreciated.

I hope they continue on their journey through recovery and that others who might hold similar judgemental views as what this blogger once had might read their post and realize that they do have a choice in how they view those with mental illnesses and that by choosing to be judgmental, they could be risking their life or the life of a loved one as was pointed out by the blogger who brought tears to my eyes.

If you want to read the blog entry that inspired this post, please go to ….


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