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Disability: A Child’s Definition of “Special”

Disability: A Child’s Definition of “Special”

I am sitting in the living room with William. We finish reading Library Lion, and he leans his head against my shoulder. “Mom,” he asks, “what down syn mean?” I squeeze his leg and give it a pat, a signal that I am ready to get up. I say, “Down syndrome, sweetie. Not down syn.”

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