DISNEY CHANNEL; Another Minority
To the Editor:
I was really glad
to read your article about how the Disney Channel has developed
successful shows with minority characters [''At the Disney Channel,
It's a Diverse World After All'' by Marc Weingarten, May 25]. Disney
has also been one of the best kid's channels at making great stories
with believable characters who have different kinds of disabilities.
Its made-for-TV movies, like ''Tru Confessions'' (about a teenager with
a developmental disability and his twin sister) and ''Most Valuable
Primate'' (about a deaf girl who befriends a chimp), are almost the
only shows on television where you can see what its like for those of
us who are part of another important minority.
The writer, who is 14, has the genetic disorder familial dysautonomia.