Inclusion is our love language.
Normally, when I discuss inclusion, the idea is that it’s 100% beneficial to only the person who’s differently abled.
That they will be the only one to positively benefit from the adaptive and inclusive measures.
That only Callie will be positively impacted by the changes made.
But in reality, ALL people are better off when they can do life along side someone that’s differently abled. It teaches us compassion, empathy, how to relate to each other and how to help each other.
It teaches us how to listen, provides a different perspective and lens for us to see the world through, and it gives us an environment to navigate through some (sometimes) difficult and awkward discussions.
It allows everyone to be their own unique selves. It allows us to embrace all that we are and recognize all of our worth.
And that maybe……those people who do life differently might actually be the ones that have the most to teach US.