The blog this week is by George Martin, President of The Arcadia Institute One of the many steps we need to take to create communities that include everyone is to recognize the gifts that each person brings to our common life.
Historically, all too often we have seen, and related to, people with disabilities only as recipients of what others bring. In the new order of things we see people with disabilities as gifted in some ways, just as we all are. We also see them as people with much to offer the community. We hold them accountable to make contributions to others, just as we all must.
In this season of giving, let us look closely at the gifts each of us makes of our selves, our creations, and what we all add to the total assets of our communities.