The Importance Of My Interest For Children With Disabilities

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Growing up I always enjoyed helping children with disabilities. My interest for children with disabilities began when I was about two or three because my mom always brought me into her school to play. The disabilities at her school ranged from simple learning disabilities to Down Syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy. My interest quickly turned into life long volunteering and now what I want to major in. The reasoning behind me getting into education is due to the inspiration from my mom, my high school teacher/coach and the children I babysit.
For about the past 20 years, my mom has worked at Bush Early Education Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Bush is a preschool for children who have special needs; although, they do accept children without special needs as well. Every since I was a young child, my mom would always bring me into work. I essentially grew up at her school; when I wasn’t at school, I was at her school. Her teachers were very welcoming and always allowed me to come into their classrooms to play with the other kids. I knew most of the kids were different than I was; however, I never treated them any differently. As I got older, I began helping the
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Both boys, especially Ryan, fight every day to keep the skills they still have. Ryan is now nine years old; however, he is cognitively about six months old. He can no longer do most of the activities he was able to do when I first met him. He can no longer talk, has to wear hearing aids, has difficulties walking, is starting to lose the ability to feed himself and eat solid foods and has begun to develop seizures. Despite the fact that Ryan can no longer do these things, he continues to remember me. Ryan continuing to remember me means the world to me because it means that I have played a large part in his life; however, I know one day he will no longer remember me, which will

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