McKinstry: Disabled young people caught in political dispute
Gerald McKinstryGerald McKinstry
Gerald McKinstry is a member of the Newsday editorial board.
Kristen Yurczak recently dropped by a classroom at Sail at Ferncliff Manor in Yonkers, a residential facility for the developmentally disabled, and learned that it was a "big day" for one of the students: Aaron turned 21.
"Happy birthday," Yurczak said, as she and another special education teacher showered Aaron with attention.
Unlike most 21-year-olds reaching this age, Aaron -- who...