Awareness and Acceptance

Awareness means you know I’m here. Acceptance means you’re glad to see me. (Teenager with autism)

Too often people with good physical and mental health just don’t see the struggling person with a disability. We tend to avoid those with handicaps because we don’t know what to say. A simple smile and cheerful “Hello” will let them know they’re seen and appreciated  for who they are. What’s even more encouraging is a gracious acceptance of others, no matter their abilities.

Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. (Romans 15:7)