The prospect of adulthood is particularly complex for individuals affected by developmental disability, their families, and the people who care about them. Today?s adult service delivery system for people with developmental disabilities strives to honor their status as full-fledged citizens who have reached the age of majority.
?Mommy, the princesses won?t let me play with them.?
I pulled over and got into the back seat of the car with my 4-year old daughter.
?What do you mean?? I desperately asked her, trying to conceal the panic in my voice . . .
My poor girl, a fan of the Star Wars films, found herself in the nether-region of such ?gender play? and was effectively banished by both Han Solo and Sleeping Beauty.