O fermă din Texas a găsit modalitatea perfectă să-i facă pe copiii cu dizabilităţi să se simtă mai bine cu condiţia lor. Ferma se numeşte „Safe in Austin” şi îi aduce împreună pe copiii cu dizabilităţi, şi pe animalele cu aceeaşi condiţie. În acest fel, micuţii pot să înţeleagă că oricine poate fi afectat.
Iniţial, familia care deţine ferma avea grijă de animalele rănite. Numărul animalelor creştea, şi creşteau şi facturile, aşa că in 2018 „Safe in Austin” a devenit organizaţie non-profit, ca să poată accepta donaţii. Acum este casa multor animale, inclusiv câini, pisici, porci, păsări şi iepuri.
Fondatorul fermei, Jamie Griner, spune că ideea i-a venit când fiul său, care suferă de autism, a primit un câine de ajutor, şi a văzut cum dragostea unui animal poate fi miraculoasă.
Mommas know best. (Some Daddies too! I’m not trying to leave out the awesome daddies out there.) As an Autism mom, a special needs advocate, and someone who meets and loves on a lot of children and mommas who are unique; I know, more than most, that the world we live in is not black and white. I have spent the last 14 years understanding and teaching my literal thinker that everything has a gray area. Literally everything. When Jackson was two he could count to ten in five languages, read beginner books, but didn’t communicate with me. He had no issue with eye contact, but had break downs all the time. Doctors and therapists told me because he didn’t check all the boxes on their list that he was just super smart and going through his terrible twos. I knew better. I fought for him. I knew him clearer and deeper and more detailed than anyone else in the world. And I was right. I’ve spent every moment of his life researching, paying attention, and practicing ways to help him meet his full potential. Sometimes you are the one that has to be their advocate. It’s nothing against the professionals. It’s just that you often know best. Because of the pandemic I couldn’t be inside for this moment. I get, understand, and respect that. Totally. But we are going to need to get creative before the next fitting because had I been with her I could have told them a few important things. First of all- Get a rug under her. Or grass would have been fine too. She only has one working leg and she will not be able to stand up on it unless it is solidly under her. That floor is way too slick and way too hard. She would never feel confident. Also, do you see her ears flat and her lower jaw quivering? That is because she is scared. She needs the rug for psychological reasons too. She spent the first six months of her life before the reconstructive surgery with little bone shards pushing on the skin of her nubs from the inside. She’s afraid. She’s afraid of the possible pain. She doesn’t walk around unless it’s on something very soft and her nubs are very well wrapped and I go through an entire process of showing her it’s not going to hurt. She
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Sep 3, 2020 la 2:17 PDT