April is the World Autism Awareness month. I recently bought a women's magazine featuring Children with Special needs campaigning for awareness on their thoughts, feelings, joys and challenges. It is heartwarming to know that there is so much global awareness than ever which focuses on the rights of children with special needs. I read recently that it is better to say "children/people with special needs" rather than "special kids/people". They are after all, first and foremost, a child (person).
On a personal note, I am happy to have been surrounded by a family, community, school community and fellow-parents, teachers, work-friends and caregivers who have always been supportive of our dear Kevin, not only in mere words but in the way they have cheered him on to the many important milestones in his life... by the way they have applauded for him when he marched confidently on stage to get this award during their graduation day, their words of encouragement and their sincere happiness for my behalf. The world and the children with special needs will need more of you!