My Son’s Disability Brought Out the Worst in Me

The worst was always there

Dani Mini
Special Nation
Published in
6 min readJun 14, 2023

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Image Credit: Cesar Rabellino. Used with permission

People think I’m a good person but I’m not. There’s good and also a lot of bad in me. This story is about my worst self.

Selfish

When my son Diego was school age, he always qualified for what’s known as extended school year (ESY) -essentially, summer services for students with…

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Dani Mini
Special Nation

Dani is a special education advocate and writer of anything worth pondering, from autism to Botox.