How Has Disability Enabled YOU? Amazing Video on Down Syndrome

I follow several special needs blogs including Love That Max, Happy Being Trevy, Schuyler’s MonsterEnjoying the Small Things and several of my fellow Juvenile Arthritis peeps blogs including Parker’s Purple Playas. I am always amazed how families who struggle with various disabilities actually become ENABLED in other ways by the very thing that is disabling them.

I just saw this video for the first time on Saturday morning thanks to a friend who shared it on Facebook. I admit: I cried almost the whole way through. Such a great story of how a disability can really ENABLE a person and a family to do so much more than they knew.

Take a few minutes and watch it. What do you think?

How has a disability ENABLED YOU or your family?

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About Katie

Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. You need to read Far From the Tree. It is really long and looks very intimidating but each chapter stands on its own so the book can be tackled in chunks. Look up the TedTalk “Love, No Matter What” to get an idea of the content.

  2. Phaedra Dowling says:

    I can’t imagine not wanting my son. Thank you for making the right decision! She’s a beautiful little girl and soul.

    We are the lucky ones!!!!

  3. what a heartfelt journey the family has experienced. thanks to the family and thank you for sharing it too.

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