Life is full of change: seasons, the weather, our day to day schedules.
For most, we can prepare to accept change as part of life. We are able to anticipate change, knowing it brings with it, a new opportunity, a fun event, or celebration to look forward to.
When you live life with a cognitive or developmental disability, change and/or transitions are difficult moments to understand and accept. Fear and anxiety can set in and seem to be waiting in each and every circumstance. Transitions can cause scary, confusing and frustrating feelings. They can build walls keeping our friends isolated instead of included.
As we work to understand disability, we realize that life is full of change in each day. We can give thanks for the present moment and take time to embrace change together. Offering support helps each of our friends grow in their understanding of the expectations that will allow them to feel capable of success in and throughout their day.
A simple moment to make the moment simple may help it be the most inspiring and rewarding time of each day for everyone.
provides some great tips as we begin to make the transition back to school.
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