I have a niece who is deaf. She’s a married working mom with two sons.
I have another niece with Down Syndrome who works full-time and has won awards in her local Special Olympics.
So people with disabilities have a special place in my heart. I’ve watched my nieces do things some people might have thought was impossible for them. If they had been born 20 or 30 years earlier, no one would have expected them to work outside the home or support themselves. Thank God that’s not the expectation now.
That’s why tears came to my eyes when I saw this story on CNN about a Florida family who opened Casey’s Cookies so their disabled daughter and other young people with special needs could get vital job skills.