There's an article about it in this week's People Magazine. Girl, Interruped. A family's decision to keep their disabled 9-year-old daughter child-size forever sparks a debate: Are they cruel or courageous? This is a link to her parents' blog. The "Ashley Treatment" Ashley Treatment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yes, the idea sounds creepy and unnatural at first, but after reading the article, the blog and the Wikipedia article, I think her parents' only goal is to keep her comfortable. She has the mind of a child. She's never going to be able to get out of bed. She's going to have to fully rely on her wheelchair. Both the doctors and the parents made it clear that it's not the ideal solution for every disabled person. They made it clear that the Ashley Treatment is not meant as a convenience to them, but to her. I'm interested to hear what other people think about this.