Friday, August 3, 2012

Reaching Out to Include Children with Special Needs

From KJ Dell'Antonia on The New York Times' Motherlode parenting blog.

Should you invite the special needs child to your child’s birthday party?
That was last week’s quandary, and it prompted, initially, the expected knee-jerk reactions from the moment a parent posted it on my Facebook page: of course you should!
But the parent who wrote the question knows that there’s a huge gulf between what people say they will do, and what they actually do — because she is the parent of a special needs child, and birthday party invitations have been few and far between.

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