This mom knows a little something about seeing what’s dandy in disability:
It wasn’t too long ago that we used to see disability as inherently negative, sad and undesirable. And because we viewed disability through a negative filter we were also used to couching our interactions around disability with pity. It wasn’t until my daughter was born that I really understood what pity was and how harmful it could be.
- Amy Webb, A Cup of Jo
I loved reading her perspective in How to Navigate a Special Needs Encounter and wanted to encourage you to read this insightful piece! Her four suggestions were:
1) Don’t Walk Away + Questions Are Okay
2) Reinforce Kindness
3) Find common ground
4) Emphasize strengths
To read the full blog, head on over to A Cup of Jo!