If I had a megaphone and 10 seconds to stand in front of every parent of a child with a disability to say one thing, it would be this:
Volunteer with your kids.
Huh? You may be thinking, "After years of experience, being a teacher/administrator/advocate, and getting your M.Ed you're going to use that time to talk about volunteering?"
And I'm here to say: YES.
In my opinion, there are few opportunities that are as beneficial for kids than volunteering (side note: this is true for kids with and without special needs, but we'll focus on those with disabilities for the purpose of this post).
Have I got you convinced? You can find opportunities to volunteer at www.volunteermatch.com or at your local Hands-On Network. If you volunteer and it's a hit, let us know! We'd love to share photos of you getting out in your community on our Facebook page!