Monday, May 22, 2006

Community Building and Awareness

I have been thinking more about the Awareness Controversy discussed in my prior post. Maybe the creating a community concept is a better way to bring about awareness. As I bring Billy Ray into the same community settings frequently enough for him to feel comfortable and people there to get to know Billy Ray as a person, awareness happens in a very special way.

Billy Ray with his wonderful smile (when he is comfortable with those around him) is an expert making people aware of what people with special needs can give. We can point to several settings where others with special needs have been more accommodated and accepted after Billy Ray was brought into that circle for a while. I like to tease him that it is sort of his mission in life. He does it so well. It is probably the same with your children.

Until next time,
Peggy Lou Morgan
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