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Flexibility: A Tool for Including

Flexibility is a great tool when it comes to including. Many activities and programs are created for persons without any diagnosis, often unintentionally. Whether it’s games, performances, or how we greet each other, many of these activities can be incredibly discomforting or even physically impossible for those of us with special needs. It’s not expected for you to anticipate everyone’s needs, but if you are aware of a diagnosis or difference, try to learn more of how we might be included. It is appropriate and often welcomed to ask, “Would you be comfortable…” or “Would you like…?” and offer some alternatives for us. This can help us feel valued and cared for.

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