[BQ Hero Series] How to Share Your Child’s Diagnosis, with LeDerick Horne

Do you feel unsure about how to share your child’s diagnosis with them? Or if you even should?

As part of the Bright & Quirky Hero Series, a series of vlogs celebrating bright and quirky adults who set the example of neurodiverse flourishing, poet and activist, LeDerick Horne, shares how to approach the conversation with your child from a place of love and compassion.

According to LeDerick, it’s important to have this conversation with your child so they don’t internalize unfavorable cultural assumptions. He emphasizes the value of an asset-focused approach over a deficit-focused one and, most importantly, to "frontload the gifts."

Listen in below.

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1 Comment

  1. Aimee Sterk on October 1, 2021 at 4:33 am

    What a great starting place! If we do not discuss disabilities with our kids—they are left to believe who they are and their disabilities are something to be ashamed of. As a person with a disabilities and the mom of a child with disabilities, and a disability justice advocate and a clinical social worker—all of my hats and knowledge personal and professional inform how I am approaching this with my child. I’m honoring who they are by helping them understand their diagnosis and support their disability identity—these are actually separate things. I hope then the next step is connecting to community, honoring the gifts of disability, and the losses, and finding routes to developing disability pride and community.

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