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Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?

George Moore

Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream, whatever the dream might be. Pearl S. Buck

Dream Without Limits!

The American Dream. It’s what motivates us to believe we can achieve our fondest hopes. Collectively, we may not share the same definition of The American Dream; to some it’s a house with a picket fence, to others it’s a college education or owning your own business. What we do seem to collectively hold dear is the idea that we can pursue and achieve whatever is important to us.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t always apply to individuals who have been diagnosed with disabilities. The dreams that parents hold for their precious baby often evaporate in the wake of a disability diagnosis and a physician’s dismal prognosis.The carnage may continue throughout a person’s life. Special services, interventions, and therapies are effective dream-smashers. Instead of supporting the heartfelt hopes of an individual, they generally focus on addressing a person’s “problems” (as determined by others). This is enough to erode a person’s self-esteem and plant the seeds of hopelessness. Moreover, the time spent in these activities reduces the amount of time one can spend pursuing one’s dreams. Click here to continue.

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