Developmental disabilities are birth defects that cause lifelong problems with how a body part or system works. A small example of such diagonosis include austism, down syndrome, retts syndrome, and fragile x syndrome. Children and adults living with these disorders face difficulties but can live a very productive life and many important people in history have overcome the same obstacles. Did you know that Walt Disney had dyslexia and that Albert Einsteen, Ben Franklin and Issac Newton all had a form of Autism? In an effort to finsih out Developmental Disabilities Awareness month I have decided the for the next few days I would like to feature more historical figures that have successfully learned to live with their disabilities. Stay tuned each day as we uncover what people are able to accomplished despite of their limitations
I have the privilege of being able to shape the minds and lives of children who are battling disabilities. It can be very trying at times, but more often than not it is very rewarding. As a mother of a child with a disability, I know the struggles that they go through on a daily basis. This allows me to have a little more compassion for the people that I work with.