Best Buddies Month is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life.
I really can’t put into words just how much Lottie has changed my life, and how much I know she impacts the lives of others. I have yet to meet a parent of a special needs child that has the perfect words for how their child has changed them. Here is what I do have the words for though. The moment Lottie was born, the trajectory in my life changed.
This day gathers people committed to a more inclusive world to build awareness for our society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).