Special Needs People

Time to Connect  

Let’s set the stage for the current discussion. First, just think about the disabled friend or relative you know best. Do they have feelings, dreams, desires, goals just like those of us who are blessed with good health? OF COURSE, THEY DO!

If you don’t have a special needs friend, go get one. YOU will be blessed. Treat them like normal. I have found, without exception that this is their preferred choice in interaction with you. Let’s delve into this a bit and see how we might kill two birds with one stone by understanding them better and understanding our reaction to them.

Contagious?

Their conditions are  not contagious. The only thing “Contagious” about them is the invincible outlook they have on a life that has chosen them to carry some unusual and strenuous burdens.

They are often very lonely because we often act, either consciously or unconsciously, as if they are contagious. They have the same set of needs for human touch, thoughtfulness, love, friendship, and courtesy just like we all expect. 

      Not guilty you say?

Let me ask you this… when a Special Needs person holds their hand out to shake yours, what is (hopefully, what was) your first internal reaction? Most people are repulsed a bit, especially by physical contact with them. You can admit this to yourself, even if you never gave it a conscious thought before.

I had a mental “ouch” when I realized that I unconsciously did this. It was a personal fault of my own, due to lack of understanding until I was blessed with a little boy who came into my life who was diagnosed with SMA (spinal muscle atrophy). I always wondered how the parents of a Special Needs child could say “blessed with…”. I found out through this little boy named David.

Let’s Meet this SMA Kid!

Little David, like most children, has a heart made of gold. He laughs, plays as much as SMA allows. He cry’s when he is physically or spiritually hurt. You know, just like any other “normal” human.

 

Adjust Your Visual Perception

The thing is, he and other Special Needs People like him ARE normal humans. They have all the same trials and tribulations you have. They live their lives with a physical burden that would bring tears to our eyes if we tried to envision ourselves or a loved one in this same situation. So, my recommendation for you is to not feel guilty. Just try to see them as “normal”. They are you know.

Shake their hand, give them a hug. They will be thrilled to see the wall go down. They will be delighted to be treated normally. Oh yea, you will be delighted as well. You see, Special Needs People are not contagious physically, just spiritually.

A Journey with My Friend Mike

I met Mike when an acquaintance of mine became his caregiver. Having no real contact or dealings with a Special Needs person before this I wondered how she and so many other caregivers for Special Needs people, could handle this. I mean are they contagious? I think we cleared that hurdle earlier.

Do they feel strange? Are they able to think and feel as I do? The questions like these go on and on. Fortunately for us with normal health, most of the Special Needs people I know have a skill set that is designed out of necessity to help them make us feel “OK” with them. Imagine that!

A Smile and Handshake

My friend Mike was my first real Special Needs friend. I met him when he was about 35. He was the victim of Polio at the age of 9. He would occasionally get that shallow smile and a faraway look in his eyes when he would talk about being able to walk and run like other children. Then he would do a little time travel through his early years but always quickly returned to the present, a place where he dwelt and had to work a lot harder than me to just get by.

He would always have a smile on his face. His hand was always out first. He never faltered in this. Our ease of interaction was because of HIS behavior, not mine. It was the stake in the ground so to speak marking the beginning of our friendship.

An Example of Their Goals

Mike was like many, if not most of the Special Needs People I have come to know over the years. His greatest goal was to become an attorney. He chose this so that he could help other Special Needs People by getting them the benefits they deserved and were often denied.

Mike bought me a sailplane ride

A simple ramp here and there for wheelchairs or an accessible fire escape designed for the abilities of the Special Needs People. For example, when Mike was taking the Arizona Bar exam, he was forced to use the restroom and because it was not set up for Special Needs People, his wheelchair became jammed in a stall. No one heard his shouts for help.

It wasn’t long before some thoughtful, caring individual who was administering the exam felt it necessary to disqualify Mike from finishing the exam. How wonderfully fair (tongue-in-cheek) the system was then.

Mike was undaunted by this. He had increasing health issues which prevented him from becoming an attorney, but he still became a pioneer in the country’s need to change the laws and provisions for Special Needs People. He charged ahead in the quest to provide everything that he and other Special Needs People needed so that they were safe and set free by a society that up to this time just wanted to keep the Special Needs People in a dark room with the door closed. You see, it was easier for most people to deal with the Special Needs People if they didn’t see them or hear them, might less touch them or treat them with even a modicum of human respect. Thankfully, when Mike passed away, my journey was not done.

So Why did I tell you this? 

The simple answer is because YOU needed it. I needed this experience as well. You need to roll this around in your mind to get a good grip on it.

Definition of Disabled People.

Per Webster’s it means: Incapacitated by illness, injury, or wounds.  Personally I would argue not all Special Needs People are “incapacitated”, their disability just causes them to have to do things differently.

For example:

I am disabled when it comes to woodworking. I follow the rules: Measure it twice, cut it once. Sounds simple but I invariably measure it twice, cut it once, throw it away and repeat.

My car was disabled in Cincinnati on a recent vacation. 

Somehow this descriptive word illustrates a lack of understanding in its impact on Special Needs People.

Special Needs People are just like us. They have a multitude of human traits that define them as unique individuals. They think, they grow, they bleed when cut. They have families, they have ups and downs, they feel pain when they are injured or mistreated, and bad hair days just as we do. They are just people with some “Special Needs”.

The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, mistake, or evil. 

 A few years later I was given another opportunity to reach into the world of Special Needs People. I was introduced to a beautiful and marvelous woman. Her name is Carmela. She came into my life at a time when I least expected it and she brought a surprise with her that has permanently changed my life for the better. On one of our first dates she introduced me to my new “son” David. Now commonly known as Little David so that everyone can clearly define who they are talking about.

Little David took me under his wing, and just like my friend Mike did years earlier. Even though he was not aware of it, Little David began to knock down the remaining barriers that were keeping me from what seems to be God’s plan for my life.  What a wonderful gift! Almost immediately, the disability and the wheelchair disappeared. Only the person remained. 

Carmela is a strong, hard-working, and very caring person. She is such an angel. Fortunately for me, we were  married in 2008. We all moved in together and to this very day Little David (who I might add is not so little now at 16) has continued to amaze me with seemingly innate abilities to deal with his world just like Mike did.

Little David was my final proof that these disabled people are indeed special. He makes straight A’s in school, even in the advanced classes. Has the maturity and clarity of thought of a much older young man. He never gives up. He always gives what I feel is a gargantuan effort to do the best he can in every situation. He is tuff! 

David is fiercely competitive. He “rules” when playing in his on-line video games. If he can barely lift a 5-lb weight, he will ask for a 6-lb weight. He always stretches his abilities to become smarter and stronger. I have asked his gaming buddies and they all say he is the toughest competitor out of them all. I agree on all points.

Little David has had 3 terrible surgeries.

One to straighten out his legs. That required cutting both femurs and having them straightened and anchored in place with hardware until the bones healed. He finally had the hardware removed and keeps them in a bag as trophy’s.

The next surgery was for scoliosis, another horrendous surgery where the surgeons lay open the back of the patient and place several pounds of permanent hardware around the entire spine so that he can sit up straight without pain.

The final surgery came last year when he had to have lung surgery to relieve pneumonia symptoms with an array of drain tubing drilled through his chest and sides, directly into his lungs.

As you can see it was definitely painful. He never whines. It is just his life. He still lives it to the maximum.

Little David, like Mike and most “Special Needs People”, have this energy or spirit that is hard for me to adequately describe. They just never lose focus. They never give up!

If you are blessed with knowing one of these Special Needs people, I am sure you love them like we do. You can share in the comments and if you wish a photo and story about your special friend in the comments section below. Hopefully this site will be a step for greater level of understanding.

Our Goals Here On This Site

Our goals here are to broaden the spectrum of understanding and the need for ever-improving conditions for the lives of our Special Needs People.

We will present a great deal of information about private, public, and governmental policies and benefits that will hopefully help these people to enjoy their lives more. We will help them with finding funds for education, housing, transportation, proper medical care, and more. We will, as always defend them and help to protect their rights.

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What is SMA?

A Brief Rundown of SMA

In this area I will give you a quick, high-level fly-by of the situation Little David is in from first diagnosis to where he is today in his journey with SMA and the treatments he has had along the way.

SMA is an abbreviation for Spinal Muscle Atrophy.

SMA is a neurological disorder. It is not contagious. SMA is a genetic disease that attacks nerve cells called motor neurons in the spinal cord and the brainstem. When the motor neurons die, this cuts off communication to the muscles which then get progressively weaker and atrophy due to lack of use. Of course, being a genetic disease, SMA runs in families. As you can imagine, atrophied muscles affect walking, crawling, swallowing, breathing, head and neck control. The level of muscle control varies due to a number of factors from the age of onset to the level of intensity of the disorder. There are basically 4 primary types of the disorder although, like most disorders, there are variances but we can pretty accurately divide the disorder into 4 basic types.

Types of SMA
Type I Type I is a severe form of SMA that is evident at birth or within the first few months of life. Infants diagnosed with Type I are developmentally delayed. Most are unable to support their head or sit unassisted. Children with this type often have breathing and swallowing problems that often lead to choking or gagging.
Type II Type II is characterized by muscle weakness that develops in children between ages 6 and 12 months. Children with type II can sit without support, although they may need help getting to a seated position. Individuals with this type of SMA cannot stand or walk unaided.
Type III Type III has somewhat milder features and usually develop between early childhood and adolescence. Individuals with type III  can usually stand and walk unaided. Most of the time walking and climbing stairs may become increasingly difficult. Many affected individuals will require wheelchair assistance later in life.
Type IV Type IV often occurs after age 30. People with type IV usually experience mild to moderate muscle weakness, tremors, twitching, or mild breathing problems. Usually, the muscles close to the center of the body, such as the upper arms and legs, are affected.

Little David is basically in the Type III range. He was able to walk, although unevenly, at an early age but by about the age of 4 he just let go of his little walker and sat down.

Spinal Muscle Atrophy (SMA) Causes a Great Many Infant Deaths

SMA is the leading heritable cause of infant mortality worldwide. It is a neurodegenerative disorder that presents as progressive muscle wasting and loss of motor function. As motor nerves are located in the spinal cord, a vast decrease in muscle control for several activities (such as breathing, walking, head and neck control, swallowing) occurs. SMA is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by deletion of the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1).

SMA Facts

  • 1 in 6,000 births is an SMA baby
  • 1 in 40 adults is a carrier of the gene mutation that causes SMA
  • The child of 2 carriers has a 1-in-4 chance of having SMA
  • ​7.5 million Americans are carriers
  • There is now an FDA-approved drug for SMA called Spinraza created by a wonderful company called Biogen.

Over the last few years there has been a lot of promising research into finding a Cure for SMA. Little David is in the first year of his treatment. He is still disabled but says he can feel a small increase in his physical strength. He says he gets the urge to stand up but at least at this point is still too weak.

  

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Health Through Nutrition – Keep Your Body Healthy & Your Mind Sharp

Get Your Exact Nutrients the Modern Way

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Everything that Tastes Good is Bad for Me 

Everyone, whether you have a disability or not, will benefit from this brief run through of some  simple, common sense, nutritional practices.

It is obvious that most all of us would like to eat our favorite junk food any time and all the time. Wouldn’t it be wonderful not have to worry about the weight gain and the real junk, the poisons in our processed food that can ruin our health.

The basic smart nutrition diet is good for all people, of all ages. 

(Photo by Dicky Jiang)

You Just Eat What I Put On Your plate – You’re Lucky to Have Food!

One hundred years ago, no one worried about what they ate. No one ever told them how devastating it was to their health and lifespan to load up on carbohydrates and most grains. Highly processed foods had not even hit the market yet. High sugar fruits were seen as nourishing so the more the better, right?

Today moderation has started to settle in and most of us who are concerned with our health have realized that we must moderate everything that goes into our bodies. 

The Lifespan of 20th Century People

The average worldwide lifespan in the early 1900’s was around 31 years. It was a bit longer for people that lived in the U.S., primarily because of better nutrition and more sanitary living conditions. At that time men who lived in the U.S. men had a life expectancy of about 46 and women approximately 48. The current the worldwide average lifespan is now approximately 70, and in the U.S., the average lifespan has increased to 76 for men and 81 for women.

Nutrition Deficient Food – The Reason for Bad Nutrition

Poor Science and No Nutritional Education

Poor sanitation and hygiene were viewed as the root of all disease, and the solution was sterilizing food to get rid of bacteria, mold, and toxins. Rice was polished, and other grains were milled to eliminate husks. Sterilizing milk with heat destroyed vitamin C, and rates of scurvy. Bleeding gums and fatigue are common symptoms of scurvy and they increased among children in affluent families. But, despite prolonging shelf life, there were some harmful consequences, unknown at the time.

Poor Farming Practices

photo by Andreas Selter

To compound the issue, even when people were eating what appeared to be a good diet, the soil in which the food was grown continued to have a lower nutritional effect on crops grown. So, vegetables in 1900 were less nutritional than say 1800. The lack of sound growing practices, like crop rotation, basically killed much of our farmlands. That trend is changing but the damage is already done in many areas. Lush green farmland has sadly turned into unusable and basically unrecoverable vast desert land where few if any nutritious foods can be grown. The nutritional value of food affects every living creature. Humans suffer nutritionally from two sides. Not only is our food less nutritional, but also the food our protein animals consume has taken a major nutritional hit as well.

The Next Attack on Our Nutrition – Processed Food  

The practice of highly processed food that came along only compounded the issue. Most people still think that if it looks like cheese and has the word “cheese” anywhere on the label, it’s cheese.  Unfortunately, a lot of the cheese in the dairy department is merely labeled “Processed Cheese Food” and is net even cheese. It is basically just colored, salted, coagulated, fat that is skimmed off in the process of making other non-nutritious quasi-food. You are better off with any natural cheese. It is not just a dairy issue though. There are lots of foods for example that contain Artificial trans fats (or trans fatty acids) are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. The primary dietary source for trans fats in processed food is “partially hydrogenated oils.” partially or even fully hydrogenated fat. Bad stuff for the heart among other scary stuff. Some say it is more dangerous than cigarettes!

Take a quick look at this old ad from the 1920’s.  

You can see the almost “magical” way  this “vitamin rich” candy was touted as an energizing health food.

The discovery of vitamins and the fact that they are good for us has fueled a belief that if you want to be healthier you just need more vitamins and minerals. This obsession with supplements began just as soon as the marketers discovered that people believed what they saw and read. People back then believed that if these wonder-foods are good for the health, more of them must means people would get more healthy.

No Government Watchdog Remember, there were No “Truth in Advertising” laws, No content labels, No warnings, and that left people to believe the advertisements or word of mouth and to hope for the best. In fact, the advertisers had a heyday back in the early 1900’s because they could sell anything and basically no one was aware of the devastating effect eating poorly had on their health.

At the beginning of the 20th century food was only seen as having 3 important nutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. A few years ago the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) published a food pyramid chart that is to this day still upside down. These days the FDA is responsible for taking action against any adulterated or misbranded dietary supplement product but only After it reaches the marketIt seems to me that this should happen BEFORE it reaches market.

The Start of the Supplement Craze

The initial vitamin discovery spawned various products, such as Yeast Vitamine, Double Strength Yeast and Iron Concentrate, and Super Vitamins. They typically contained “vitamin B” (individual B vitamins had not been identified yet) from yeast and various other ingredients.

Vitamins and minerals are still both in much lower quantities in our food than even 50 years ago. Our knowledge of real nutrition has increased substantially yet most people are unaware that vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary for optimum health.

Essential Vitamins

In the early 1900’s everyone, including the experts thought there were only 3 or 4 vitamins and that you could still get them and all the minerals you want from your food. Wrong!

Today there are 13 vitamins essential to our health

Vitamin A Is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods and is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. It also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly. Too much vitamin A can kill you!
Vitamin B1 Thiamine Helps to prevent damage to nerves which can lead to paralysis. The processing of grains destroyed vital B vitamins and led to higher incidence of two of the era’s common diseases: A deficiency can cause pellagra and beriberi.
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Plays major roles in energy production; cellular function, growth, and development; and metabolism of fats, drugs, and steroids
Vitamin B3 Niacin Prevents a deficiency of niacin, whose symptoms include sores and delusions.
Pantothenic    Acid Animals require this to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA), as well as to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
Biotin Is found in small amounts in many foods such as eggs, milk, or bananas and is commonly used for hair loss, brittle nails, nerve damage, and many other conditions
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Plays an important role in the body. It is needed to maintain the health of nerves, skin, and red blood cells. It has been used to prevent or treat a certain nerve disorder (peripheral neuropathy) caused by certain medications (such as isoniazid).
Folic Acid Helps your body produce and maintain new cells and helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. It is used to treat certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells). It is sometimes used in combination with other medications to treat pernicious anemia.
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin It is important for the normal formation of red blood cells and for the health of the nerve tissues. Undetected and untreated deficiency can lead to anemia and permanent nerve and brain damage.
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Is a water-soluble vitamin that must be obtained from the diet or supplements. It has been linked to many impressive health benefits, such as boosting antioxidant levels, lowering blood pressure, reducing the threat of heart disease risk, guards against gout, improves iron absorption, boosts immunity and reduces dementia risk.
Vitamin D Helps your body absorb and regulate calcium and phosphorus. You can get it in three ways: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. It also plays an important role in maintaining proper bone structure.
Vitamin E Is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy
Vitamin K Is used by the body to help blood clot.

You will see these listed on many food item labels or on the content labels of the ubiquitous multivitamins seen everywhere. There is little to no governmental quality control. Snake Oil anyone!

Minerals Join the Ranks

14 Essential Minerals are now known to be needed in greater quantities than what is normally available from our food : Choline, Calcium, Chromium, Chloride, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Molbydeum, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, and Iodine.

More than 90 percent of Americans fall short on at least one essential vitamin or mineral.

There must be an easier, more palatable way to get these nutrients into our diets.

Ah Yes, Handy Dandy Kitchen Appliances to the Rescue!

Blenders and juicers are two great ways to extract nutrients from our fruits and vegetables. Blenders and juicers very different machines, with two quite different purposes. Yes, they both process tasty fruit and veggies into a delicious, nutritious drink but the way they do it, and the result, is not the same at all.

A juicer separates the fiber or pulp from the fruit or vegetables. This leaves only the juice for you to drink. The remaining fiber pulp is discarded. This means that you can pack more fruit or veggies in per cup and you get all your vitamins and nutrients in the most easily digestible form. This gives you a blast of nutrients but guess what, you’ll get hungry much faster! Scary when you are struggling with weight loss

A blender processes the whole fruit or vegetable, including the fiber. This makes a thicker drink (usually called a smoothie) which takes longer to digest. If you have not become a smoothie fan you will. You still get all the nutrients, but they are released more slowly. This satisfies your appetite and leaves you feeling more full  for a much longer time. Now you are talking!

Photo by David

The Hard Way to Get Your Nutrients

In the past, I have religiously taken both vitamin and mineral supplements since I played football in high school. Until just recently I was greeted with a barrage of supplement bottles every morning. Of course the best part is choking down all of these not to mention the time involved with this mess.

Photo by David

The Easy Way to Get Your Nutrients

This is my Nutribullet Balance, 1200 watt BLENDER. It is simply fabulous. Now I don’t know about you but this looks a lot more appealing than that huge stack of supplement bottles. I know it certainly tastes better.

I can even hide all manner of green stuff in here and the kids never know they are drinking spinach, broccoli, or kale.

Each item can be weighed and added to the total weight automatically as you add it to the cup. The Nutribullet Balance App gives you a list of items in the recipe stored on your phone. You add them into the cup and a colored band in the app displayed on my phone indicates when to add the next item.

Photo by David

I just doesn’t get any better.

I press down on the cup and in mere seconds of 1200 watt power and I have this treat. Nuts, seeds, fruit, vegetables all blended together in into this lovely creamy concoction that even my teenager loves. 

This is the only way to go. I also shop for NON-GMO fruits and vegetables and that way I am sure to get the nutrients we need, without the free pesticide.

I have found Amazon to have the lowest prices and a huge variety of the Nutribullet Blenders.

There are many juicers and blenders on the market so how to choose the right one for your needs?

With a little research you can easily find these items for sale. Just be careful to find one that is really going to do the job for you. I  buzzed through about 7 of these juicers and blenders before I found one I really liked. I mean REALLY LIKED!

I Got the Power 
Power is the most important feature for me. I am just a busy, impatient person. I haven’t got all day to wait for Mr. Winky Dinks itty bitty juicer or blender. I always want it done NOW.

This along with other things like being able to make hot soup (in another version of the Bullet)  or being able to automatically weigh the smoothie items and transmit the data to my phone via Bluetooth,  and of course the NutriBullet NAME BRAND. Let’s face it which would you prefer, the ¼ watt Mr.Itsy Bitsy or the 1200-watt, bone crushing power of the latest Nutribullet Balance? No question, right? You’re busy too!

Reliability

I have never had my new Nutribullet bog down, start to smoke from overwork, or just plain die on me. What I really like is that this model is the Bluetooth SMART technology enabled scale that will communicate with my phone as I drop the fruit and veggies into the 32-ounce cup and the scale weighs everything for me and transmits it to my phone. The free phone app can perform all sorts of wizardry. You will be the coolest nutrient nut on your street. 

This is no ordinary blender!

The NutriBullet Balance pairs with your smart phone, displaying nutritional content in real time as you’re building your smoothie blends or mixing great dishes for meals.

  • No more recipe books
  • No more measuring cups
  • No more guesswork
  • No more mess and Bullet cleanup takes seconds

When using the NutriBullet Balance you know exactly what’s in every smoothie you make!

Perfect for health requirements and special diets.

The Nutribullet Balance delivers an all-around top-quality delicious smoothie.

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Review of Focus Video: Focus on our capabilities and not our disabilities.

REVIEW on Focus Video

Focus on our capabilities and not our disabilities. We are not handicapped, but handi-capable!

29 minutes  created 2012

Focus is a relatively short video that  expresses the feelings of most Special Needs People right from the title and subtitle . Directors Harold Sistrunk, Jr. and Judy Redlich are Special Needs People themselves so the interviews of other Special Needs People in this video take on a whole new sincerity as compared to something else that was done by a person or persons that are not disabled.

I was thoroughly happy to see all of the people in the video were in some kind of Special Needs situation rather than actors. Each and every person in this video displayed a level of courage and good old-fashioned stick-to-it attitudes. They factually show what can be done with a life even under extremely trying medical difficulties.

This should be required viewing for every young person in high school or college. My son, who is a victim of Spinal Muscle Atrophy was basically awe-struck by the accomplishments of these people. How absolutely inspiring and necessary viewing for every Special Needs Person.

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Special Needs People Discussion and Comments from Everyone

Special Needs People Discussion and Comments

        So here we are, trying to gather up some steam to make this more than just a passing thought. I has always been my attempt here to not only do some quick education on this subject of Special Needs People, but to engage readers, both of normal and disabled status to get involved in thought provoking discussions that may help everyone to better understand the situations and needs of the disabled. I want your inputs as to what you would like to see changed to make life and interactions better and more healthy for all of us. 

         As a step-father to a wonderful young man, named Little David, I have learned a lot about needs of the disabled and how to best help but I have also learned that I only see the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more to be learned both by the non-disabled as well as the disabled. 

       I know that this audience is made up of people from both groups. I also know that there are subjects that need to be addressed. As always, these are most effectively discussed as a team. I personally think that will be good for all and that we may be able to get some real improvements made.

      I would like to invite you all to give this some thought and to make comments and/or suggestions here on this page. I am hoping that with your help, we can open both the eyes blind to the needs of these special people and that we can create an environment of mutual learning for everyone’s benefit.

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