Teacher giving a voice to disabled children (part 2)

The interviews usually start with the question: “What’s something special about you?” or “What do you want the world to know about you?” He treats everybody with respect, is always extremely positive and patient and communicates with his interviewees using their communication method, for example, there are children who don’t speak but use gestures like tapping their fingers.

Among the millions of comments on his videos, thousands of viewers say they have been brought to tears. Some of what his interviewees go through is heart-wrenching and he wants the world to see that and make people change their attitude towards disability. Chris insists that children with special education needs are persecuted for being different. Be showing other people the value of such children and the lives of their families, he wants to familiarize them with disability and eradicate the bullying.

The initiative is also very important for parents of disabled children. It allows them to share expericences with other parents around the world being in a similar situation. This can take away at least some of their fear and give them the power to go on with their daily ordeal.

One oft he interviews features Owen, who cannot use his arms or legs so he moves around by rolling on the ground. Another video presents the twins Tinley, who has Apert syndrome, a condition that affects the skull, being the reson for which she is sometimes teased by other children and David, her brother who protects her from bullies. The next one shows Ethan, who has autism, and his sister Leya. Yet another story is about Samuel, whose mother Ellen was offered an abortion several times, because Samuel was diagnosed with an illness that would not let his live longer than a couple of months. Now, at 11 years old, Samuel has defied all the odds.

 

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I am 24 years old student in Italian Philology. I love travel and know different cultures and people. I think life is too short to waste our time, and that we should to do everything to make our dreams come true.

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