Eric Trump Says Father is Running for Families with disability and Special Needs Children.Eric Trump had one message to the Republican National Convention last night – his father is “running for you” – and, for the first time since the convention began Monday afternoon, his speech included America’s largest minority group – people with disabilities.“To single mothers, to families with disability and special needs children, to middle class families who no longer can afford medical benefits sufficient to cover their everyday needs, my father is running for you.”However, using terms like “special needs” offends many in the disability community. People with disabilities are a protected group under the Americans with Disabilities Act, while a person declared to have special needs, but not a disability, does not have the same protection. This applies to health care, education, employment and more.
Special Needs On several occasions, Donald Trump has said he employs people with disabilities or has “spent a lot of money making buildings accessible.” Special Needs As a business owner and builder, he is legally required to do so. He has said he is committed to helping people with disabilty and special needs more veterans and people with disabilities become employed, replying “I will” when asked this question.
In January, an autistic woman named Jane asked Donald Trump for a plan to help “autistic adults like myself get employed.”“We’re going to work on it,” he replied in Clear Lake, Iowa. “You’ll be happy. Just watch.”Yet six months later, Jane is still waiting for any concrete plan or ideas.What the Republican nominee has proposed is a series of healthcare reforms “ready for implementation that follow free market principles special needs and that will restore economic freedom and certainty to everyone in this country.” Proposed reforms include removing the individual mandate, block granting Medicaid, allowing insurance policies to be sold across state lines and removing obstacles to the free market for the pharmaceutical industry.