Appreciating the small things
There's a new kid in Little Bird's class. A girl. That brings the total number of kids back up to 10, after that
Last night, we attended a Shabbat dinner for families of children with special needs at Friendship Circle. I spotted that little girl playing with Little Bird in the big "cheese pit".
What was she doing here? Well, turns out, she has two older brothers (twins) with Fragile X and Autism. This is excellent news for me! It means there's a family in the class who will understand, encourage acceptance, etc. Last year there were 2 kids in LB's class who had older siblings with special needs. It was great.
One thing that has really been great for Little Bird is having play dates with typical kids. But, not all parents have been so open to it. Some have and they're awesome. I have a feeling we'll be able to have many play dates with the new girl!!