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“Social development” school activities, like holiday programs, are intended to promote social growth while being fun for the child. Parents can work with the school to make sure that a child with a disability has the joyful opportunity to listen for the “hooves on the rooftop” with peers, and not the frustrated stomping of adults.

Living with a disability means following a new set of rules each day. But one rule remains the same: living independently is not always about what you can and cannot do for yourself. Disability Rights Policy Intern Shanae Heard shares her thoughts on independence, dependence and adaptability.

In Part II of her blog series, Carol Countryman examines real-life experience of people with mental illness living "in the community" and contrasts it with what could be a more typical life.

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