As I came down the escalator at the library, the man in front of me apologized when he saw that I had stopped behind him. He gently moved his cane-carrying companion over to one side, apologized again, and motioned me past. Years ago, I might not have thought twice about it. Now, having a family member for whom movements such as standing up can be painful because of degenerative arthritis has made me more aware—perhaps nowhere more so than at church.
people with disabilities
When Sloan Meek sings, it's not like any singing you've ever heard. It's more like a moan that roughly captures the melody's dynamic movement.
Calling my wife and me “special” suggests that there is an alternative—that it would have been acceptable to refuse to receive our child.
A. J. is blond and energetic and has autism. His parents instructed me how to take his lead, touch his forearms, and appreciate his motions.
Part church, part support network for families, Salvage Garden strives to create a space where all are welcome.