When people see children with disabilities, the first thing many of them do is feel pity for them, walk away, or bully them. I know this, because it has happened to me before. It’s a real shame that people judge by appearance, because they don’t know the talents we possess inside.
Despite how we look, talk, walk, etc… it doesn’t mean we can’t accomplish things. I have many friends with disabilities who can do amazing things! Math, sports, drawing, name it… they can do it. Just give us a chance, and we’ll show you what we can do!
Many children with disabilities have abilities. We have talents, but they just haven’t been discovered, or noticed as of yet. You guys know I have talents because I wrote this! A huge part of why I created Aaronverse is to educate people, to show people our abilities, and share with you what the life of a 12 year old with cerebral palsy is like.
A lot of children with disabilities have good cognition, as well! A lot of my friends have great academic skills, and want to go to college! In fact, as you are reading this, the adults in my life and I are setting up an organization that will try to insure that children with disabilities will be able to go to college without any unnecessary problems. This organization will be called: ThisAbilityNotDisability.org. We want to pursue an education, and be successful. There are still barriers in place that prevent us from fully participating in college. Hopefully, this new organization will bring those barriers down.
We are working on this, so stay tuned to Aaronverse for more information as to when this organization is finally formed.
Now, do you have a good sense of the quote above?
The next time you see a child with a disability in a wheelchair rolling down the street, take time to say “Hello!”.
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