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  • Writer's pictureKandis R.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต

Did you know? 1 in 6 children are identified to have some type of developmental disability. Discovering that our oldest has developmental delays was extremely hard to wrap our heads around. He struggles with a language and fine motor skills delays. As parents we naturally worry so much about how our children will be accepted in this world. You want life to be easy for them. But sometimes its not and then you do everything in your power to make it the easiest as possible for them. Our son may attend 4 speech therapy sessions and 2 occupational therapy sessions a month but he is still more brilliant that any three year old I know. He loves people and even though he may struggle to communicate his feelings he wants to be included. Want to help someone with a developmental delay achieve their full potential? Include them.

I love this quote from #dcbdd: Psychology Today writes in their post The Health Benefits of Finding Your Tribe (September 11, 2012), that โ€œNot only is it human nature to crave intimacy and belonging, itโ€™s also essential preventative medicine.โ€ True inclusion increases health, self-worth, lifts depression and gives people a sense of community and protection.

The entire point of #DDawareness2020 is to "spotlight the disability community and show how people with developmental disabilities live normal lives. In return, the public can learn how they can help people with developmental disabilities achieve their dreams."

Be kind to each other.


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