All during the month of October time is devoted to promoting Acceptance. The following post was shared by GiGi’s Playhouse Inc. and captures the difference between Down Syndrome Awareness and Down Syndrome Acceptance.
What’s the difference between Awareness and Acceptance?
Awareness is to know that you have a classmate with a disability
Acceptance is inviting him or her to hang out with you.
Awareness is simply knowing someone who has some kind of challenge
Acceptance is engaging in a real conversation with them
Awareness is seeing someone with a disability do something you maybe didn’t expect
Acceptance is telling them they are awesome, cheering them on or asking for an autograph
Awareness is saying you have a friend with a disability
Acceptance is truly being a good friend to them
Awareness is appreciating the gifts and challenges of those with different abilities
Acceptance is volunteering your time to help
Awareness does not imply doing anything different
Acceptance is taking action. Be Generation G!