Niagara Gazette


April 21, 2013

GUEST VIEW: Human decency diminishes disability


You see, Saray suffers from many problems that affect her health, speech, motor skills and development. Thanks to love, family and a school support team at Summit Educational, she will be blessed with a complete and full life. However, simple things that we take for granted, like shopping or making simple choices can be very difficult for those with special needs.

Recently, my sister and her daughter went to get dessert at the Village Bake Shop in Lewiston before her hair appointment. The dessert was a promise for doing so well in school.

Upon their arrival, my niece was given the opportunity to select what dessert she wanted. I can tell you from experience that my niece loves any type of dessert! However, she is considered a child with special needs and therefore, can be overwhelmed when picking one item from many choices. In this case, one dessert from a huge selection of these sweet, colorful and tasty treats.

The lady behind the counter looked on as my niece touched almost every part of the glass showcase as she searched for her dessert of choice. When her decision was made, she asked the lady for the “pink dessert.” The lady began to pull out pink desserts one-at-a-time for my niece without success. Staying patient, pleasant and adding humor to the situation, she finally came across the right dessert.

As they proceeded to pay the nice lady behind the counter, a gentleman walked out of the back room and began to converse with the lady behind the counter regarding business. My niece’s attention was immediately directed to the man’s jewelry on his wrist and began touching it. Before my sister could react to the situation, the man nodded to her acknowledging that he understood what was going on. Saray then noticed his smart phone and began to touch it. Without missing a beat the man began to show her the phone’s capability, including how it takes great pictures.

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