I feel it’s super important to share where my brain is right now… I think it’s in hyper-sensitive mode but it’s an important sensitivity.
I am a special needs advocate from the perspective of a parent. I can’t offer perspective from a person with special needs. So I think it’s incredibly important to listen and find people who are sharing their personal perspective of living life with special needs. I hope to empower Jordan to write and share her perspective. Maybe here on Born Just Right, maybe just on paper to share with the family, maybe as a class assignment or speaking opportunity.
Here are some limb difference spaces where you can learn from the perspective of an adult with a limb difference:
Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It – Meg Zucker
Living One Handed – Ryan Haack
Stream of Caitlinness – Caitlin Pereiras
One Arm Girl
If you know of additional links, please let me know. The best thing I can do as a parent advocate is raise awareness and help connect people to others who may not have otherwise had a chance to meet in the special needs world. Fundraising for great causes is a great focus for me as well.
Speaking of raising awareness and fundraising, if you haven’t sent a tweet out as part of we-care.com’s #MillionDimes Twitter campaign, you have until Monday to help earn money for Camp No Limits ten cents a tweet at a time. (You can tweet up to five times to earn $.50 a day for camp.) The more people who tweet, the more money for camp! We’re on track to earn $1,000 if we keep tweeting! Here’s a sample for you:
Please tweet/RT for @CampNoLimits to get $.10/tweet as part of @wecare’s #MillionDimes campaign! (You can tweet 5x/day)