The Use Of An Infant With Down Syndrome

A reader writes:

I’m sorry but every time I see a picture of Trig on the book tour I cringe.  As the mother of a Special Needs child, I know that Trig should be home getting intensive speech, physical and occupational therapy at this point in his young life.  He shouldn’t be used as his mother’s prop to boost her favorability with a certain segment of voters who appreciate that she didn’t abort him.  

Sarah Palin is potentially setting her child’s potential progress back by years.  Any parent of a Special Needs child can vouch that early, intensive therapies are key to future development. Every time I see her with him on her hip, instead of with a speech or other therapist, I keep wondering what she’s thinking.  

Me too. And then I try not to think about it any more.