Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik’s life: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.”
Inclusion of people with disabilities into everyday activities involves practices and policies designed to identify and remove barriers such as physical, communication, and attitudinal, that hamper individuals’ ability to have full participation in society, the same as people without disabilities
Nothing stands in the way of a dad trying to problem-solve, especially when that problem impacts their kids’ happiness. Ron Goldstein’s daughter was born with a disability, but the determined dad made sure it didn’t inhibit her ability to be a kid.
A parent’s perspective on raising a child with disabilities.