Karla Begley, the Canadian mother of Max, a teenager with autism, was the subject of a shocking hate letter earlier this month. Now she's taking a stand.
An anonymous missive from a person in her neighborhood suggested her autistic son should be euthanized, shaking the community and going viral.
How do you fight back against that kind of intolerance and hate?
Begley does not hurl insults or express anger. Rather, she seeks to end ignorance about special needs kids and families, enhancing the public conversation.
She spoke with Love That Max, a site where blogger Ellen Seidman writes about her experience raising a boy (also named Max) with cerebral palsy.