While conversations around diversity often focus on race, gender, and ethnicity, it’s crucial to remember that special needs and disabilities are also significant aspects of diversity. They bring their own set of experiences and viewpoints that enrich our society, schools and workplaces. As a mom to a son with Down syndrome, I’ve come to understand this firsthand. It’s these diversities and differences that add depth and beauty to our world.
Inspired by my son Guion, I wrote the children’s book “Guion The Lion” and founded Curious B.E.I.N.G.s. We’re dedicated to instilling empathy, curiosity, and adventure in children and providing parents with resources to nurture curiosity and foster inclusivity, all while celebrating differences.
Would you like to join hands with Curious B.E.I.N.G.s in our quest to create a kinder, more inclusive world? Let’s start by exploring how disability is a unique form of diversity.
When we embrace disabilities as a facet of diversity, we foster inclusivity. When individuals with disabilities feel valued and included, they’re more likely to contribute their unique perspectives and talents to our communities, schools, and workplaces. Isn’t this what we dream of for our children? Inclusive environments benefit everyone, nurturing kindness, creativity, and innovation.
By nurturing inclusivity in our children and encouraging them to embrace the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals with disabilities, we’re laying the foundation for a more equitable, innovative, and compassionate world for all. As we move forward, let’s celebrate the differences that make our world a truly beautiful place. Together, we can create a brighter and more colorful future!