I can’t take any more bad news. I mean it. This year has been terrible. The election was just one piece of that–we really struggled with K’s seizures, he’s had more appointments and injuries than I can count…and that’s not including other happenings within my family and close circle of friends.
So, I am reviving yet another feature that I used to do, that focuses on the good news in Special Education and Disabilities-land. Because I can’t take all the bad news without a break. The doom and gloom is just suffocating at times.
- Here’s a great story about how and why some companies are hiring more people with disabilities! Hip hip hooray! They are big companies too–like Ernst and Young and Microsoft. They are starting to recognize the value in neurodiversity. That’s a trend I’d like to see continue.
- This story went viral last week–about a student who could not afford new shoes, had outgrown his old ones, and his classmates bought him two new pairs!
- The New Year often brings us a commitment to fitness, right? Well, here is a great story about the first Zumba-certified instructor…. with Down Syndrome.
- A learning disabled child in Ireland moves a lot of people to tears with her rendition of Hallelujah.
- And last for this week….let’s not forget the unsung heroes of schools…bus drivers! This is a great story about one school bus driver who bought hats and gloves for the kids on his route who could not afford them.
Kindness does still exist. People with disabilities are still breaking down barriers, and making progress within society. Sometimes we just need to take a walk on the bright side.
See you next week! If you see a particular story you’d like me to share, or even a personal story, there is a contact form at the top of the blog.
Have a great week everyone!