It is just another typical start of a day. You wake up, look at your daily calendar, check email and social media, maybe have a cup of coffee and breakfast, and your day begins. As with every other day, unless you aren’t a morning person, you talk.
For many years, Wendell Foster was thought of as a therapeutic residential community for people diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 1 in 323 children has been identified with CP.
Wendell Foster is taking another step in becoming more person centered by adding a new position to its team. more: Expanding the Person Centered Role
By Ziba Kashef from BabyCenter.com (Last updated: April 2017)
If your child hasn't already encountered a person with a disability, it's likely he will at some point in school, where children with special needs are often in the same classroom with other kids. Be ready: Your curious grade-schooler will probably ask lots of questions.
How you respond is likely to affect the way your child thinks about disabilities and treats others as he grows up. It's also an opportunity for you to foster an attitude of inclusion and acceptance.