Having a disability does not automatically hinder an individual’s life potential; it only alters the “traditional” track. It changes how some tasks must be taught and accomplished. This is accomplished by understanding that we all have unique abilities, distinctive perceptions, quirks and learning styles. These are the “ingredients” that create us as “individuals”. Children should be celebrated for who they are. They should not be made to feel that they must change to “normalcy”. Professionals and caretakers who make it a point, to explore and enjoy their world demonstrate an unspoken reverence. Relationships that are give and take ultimately develop a mutual respect! It is after all, human nature, that when we are unconditionally loved, respected and validated for who we are; we are then eager to learn.