I spent last Friday in the special needs program during one of their community outreach days. The Community Outreach sessions are open to people in the community whose lives have been affected by disability. At these sessions, disabled individuals and their families receive input from a physiotherapist and a chance to encourage and share struggles with one another over a good meal. They invite a different speaker each month, sharing on topics such as ‘Feeding and Nutrition,’ ‘Epilepsy,’ and ‘Communication.’
A boy arrives supported by his mother as he takes faltering steps. Later I watch the joy on his face as he pushes a walker down the hall.