Frankie represents an example of what an individual can do if given the opportunity.

“Sometimes we don’t recognize that they can do it,” Krishnani says, “and sometimes we don’t give them the opportunity to do it, and sometimes we don’t have the patience, because it’s just easier to take care of it than to let a child with a disability try to do it, because it takes so much more time. Frankie represents an example of what an individual can do if given the opportunity.”

“Most people saw limits for Frankie Antonelli. Parents Frank and Debbie saw potential.”

A really good read – its amazing to look around at Kate and her friends who have been given opportunities, by some wonderful parents, to thrive – and thrive they will. Doesn’t mean there aren’t set backs, health issues, frustrations – but if we just keep giving our young adults the opportunities to grow, grow they will!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/03/02/going-on-offense-vs-down-syndrome/

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