Thanksgiving for Our Children with Special Needs

Susan LaVenture When a child with blindness or a disability is born into a family, or when a child becomes blind at some later point in life, parents initially feel grief and devastation. As life goes on, as families adjust to the news and try to figure out what this means to their lives and how this disability will impact their lives, it is difficult.

At some point, different for everyone, parents realize what a gift their child with a disability is! The experience opens up a whole new world for you and your family. Siblings become sensitive and aware of people who are different, parents meet some wonderfully devoted professionals that serve their children, you recognize that a person with a disability has a human spirit and can be very talented and engaged in a life that will make you proud!

All the best to you and your families this Thanksgiving weekend!