Children who have disabilities don’t need pity. They need hope, expert medical care and a world that gives them a chance.
Why does this message matter?
Your attitude matters.
The way you think about disabilities either creates opportunities—or obstacles. Not long ago, many people believed that children who have disabilities couldn’t attend school, play sports or become active members of their communities.
The result? Such children faced misperceptions and discrimination. They received inadequate health care. They were kept apart from their families and the public.
They were objects of pity.
When you reject pity, you take action.