How do you talk to your kids about people with special needs?
October is one of my favorite months - it's Down Syndrome Awareness Month! I try my best every year to use this time to share all kinds of things about being a momma to a stunning 13-year-old born with DS.
I think everyone can be an advocate for people with Down syndrome, even if that simply means teaching your kids some ways they can learn how to be friends with people like Zoe. And the sooner you start, the more likely they'll be to carry that understanding into their grown up lives.
SAY HELLO! I know it sounds silly, but it's true. The simple stuff matters. Changing your staring into a "hello" can go a long way.
PLAY! Or encourage your children to play. Some children with Down syndrome are non verbal. That doesn't mean they don't speak the language of fun!
ASK QUESTIONS: I literally don't know any parents of children with Down syndrome who aren't willing to share. If you've got a question, with kindness + discernment, ask!
Wanna see more? Check out this article in USA Today where Zoe was featured!
And don't forget to share with your friends. Awareness happens when we all take the time to spread a little knowledge. Your words can go a long way.
Take your advocacy to the next level! Join us on October 22 at the Able to Work Opportunities Fair with the City of DeSoto moderated by our CEO + Co-Principal, Feleceia Benton Wilson.
Learn more and register here -> https://bit.ly/AbleToWork