Sunday, February 5, 2012

"I Do Not Have Special Needs" Video

I presented to 597 child care providers yesterday in Philadelphia, and met a lot of fantastic people. One woman introduced herself on a break and told me about her 16 year old son with Down syndrome. She told me, "He does not have special needs. He has the same needs as everybody else." As you are about to see, those words really inspired me. Thank you, Bitty!

Please share this video and help me share my message with others.

6 comments :

Becky said...

Oh, this brought me to tears because I feel so much this way. My daughter has individual needs just like the rest of us. And most of all, she just "needs" to be treated like everyone else. Beautifully done...I will definitely put it on my blog.

Leah said...

We love the video, and we love you, Levi! Please come over anytime! :) Your friends, Eli, Emma, and Leah

Wool Winder said...

A beautiful video, April!
~Tracy

Jenny said...

Beautiful video April, I teared up watching this. My favorite picture in the video is the one with Levi and the bubbles, it's just stunning!!! What a perfect message to send...Our kids don't have "special" needs...They just have the same needs as any other child :)
LOVED THIS!

Bitty Leo said...

Hi April,
What a lovely tribute to ALL of our children...
It was a pleasure to watch & it was a pleasure to meet you.
I had Nicky watch the video with me...
THANK YOU.....

mommykelly said...

Beautiful April, Atta girl! Lovely pictures and sentiments...What a BEAUTIFUL family you have! We are SOOOOOOO BLESSED!!!!!! Hugs-
Chrissy