Monday, August 22, 2011

The Special Children

Getting away from books today, I want to talk about the special children. Children with special needs are all over the world. The schools do a good job adapting to their needs but there is only so much that they can do. These children are often limited to where they can go socially. Whether going to the movies or visiting at friend"s houses, these children are usually left out of the fun. If your child brought home a friend who had to use a wheelchair, would he be able to get around in your house? What about the bathroom? Do you have a bar for him to hold onto to transfer from the chair to the toilet? What about a mute friend? Would you be able to communicate with him? We are always so busy watching TV or some minute choir to get involved. Break the chain. Learn some sign language. Get involved in the community. In the local stores, are the aisles wide enough for wheelchairs to pass through without knocking things off the shelf? Is the movie house accessible? Get people involved and make some changes. You will be glad you did.

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