International Day of Acceptance

This is what 3E says about their symbol.

"It is a symbol of society accepting people with disabilities as equals and a symbol that people with disabilities accept their challenges and even embrace them. By replacing the wheel with a heart, the stigma of the wheelchair is also removed, and it can be a symbol for people with any disability or impairment. It represents the person, not society's perception of their lack in abilities.

The symbol is an attitude and a lifestyle. It's accepting one's abilities and rallying around that diversity and turning it into strength. It's loving and living life to the fullest no matter who you are and what you look like, what you can or cannot do."

I have two children with special needs. One with Down syndrome and one with Cerebral Palsy. I want them to be accepted by society, I want them to thrive in the areas where they are gifted and talented. I know that they will be contributing members to society if given a chance.

Today, as we celebrate International Day of Acceptance, let's make a choice to see those with disabilities not as individuals with limitations, but rather as individuals full of potential.

These individuals don't live disabled...they live!

Our girls live life to the fullest, and what a joy it is to watch.