New York Times: Rejection May Hurt More Than Feelings.
Many special needs children and their families understand this all too well. We are always on the outskirts of society.
I am reminded today that I had a Great Uncle Who Shall Remain Nameless. He remains Nameless not because I protect his identity. He remains Nameless because no one would introduce him even to relatives or mention him... I learned about him by chance. He was special needs and unwelcome even in his own family. I feel pain myself when I think of how he must have suffered alone.
We are all special... by Stacie Wiesenbaugh