Beverley Gordon, founder and CEO of Safehaven, a respite center in Toronto, has partnered with numerous organizations in her 20 years in the business. Her advice when interacting with special-needs children and their families? Mainly, show sensitivity. Other tips include: Celebrate the childrens’ (and their families’) accomplishments; don’t focus on their tragedy. Be flexible and knowledgeable when offering resources to special-needs kids.
Outreach to Special-Needs Kids: Sensitivity and Flexibility Are Key
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