Differently Abled Given Love, Support And Employment

Dis-abled? I think not. The better word is “differently abled”.

I am very touchy about this topic, because I have a loved one who is differently abled. He is diagnosed with down syndrome. Although we aren’t blood, he’s like my little brother. I have dreamt of someday making the world a better place for him.

I’ve dedicated the rest of my life to working hard, to make life easier for the lesser fortunate. Be it emotionally, physically, financially or anything basically.

In my mind, even though my family can’t possibly be categorized under ‘a rich family’, I wholeheartedly believe I’ve had my share of luck with unconditional love and support from my wonderful family. Having approached 18 years of living, and legally being an adult, it’s my turn to be the giver.

Now that you are able to know what I’m doing with my life, you’ll see that someday I’ll accomplish my dream and there will be an article titled ‘Aqueel’s Happy Place’ telling you all about it.

What may ‘Aqueel’s Happy Place’ be?

Inspired by GG’s flowers and Bitty & Beau’s, and my darling Aqueel, it’s going to be the first (hopefully) shop providing employment to differently abled people in Sri Lanka.

  • GG’s flowers – The Canberra florist is a family-run, socially-sustainable business, that was started as a way to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with special needs. If you are living in Canberra, the next time you want to buy some fresh flowers, make sure to buy them from GG’s flowers. You can check out their facebook page here.

  • Bitty & Beau’s – A coffee shop that provides jobs for those with intellectual and development disabilities. Amy Wright, whose two youngest children have down syndrome, started the business a year and a half ago. If you are living in North Carolina, the next time you want to head over for some coffee, make sure you go to Bitty & Beau’s. You can check out their facebook page here.

Here’s a video about why people love Bitty & Beau’s coffee shop –

Join us in our mission to give differently abled people love, support and meaningful employment. If you are able to do something like this, please go ahead and take the initiative to do so. Let’s change the world, one step at a time.

With Love.

 

You can find more inspiring videos under Changing The World One Step At A Time – Let’s Focus On The Good.

Here’s A Few Direct Links –

 



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13 thoughts on “Differently Abled Given Love, Support And Employment”

  1. In my place, people like them will are ignored. Most are behind wealth and greed that they don’t see the ones who need the post. This was an amazing post, an eye opener for me, I do have have my goals to help people, I’ll add this one to my goals and see what I can do and how my contribution would help in changing this world.

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    1. Yup, they should. I can’t even imagine how people can be mean and ignore the differently abled like they don’t matter. In my mind, they’ll always be extra special and I’ll always be more nice towards them.

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  2. Thank you for your love and support of Persons who are differently abled. That is why you probably found the Servants of Charity. We care for the differently-abled in over 20 countries. I love reading about the ways people are empowering them all over the world. Thank you again for writing about this topic.

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  3. I love this! I’m with you on people’s perceptions of those with down syndrome and other differences: They’re not dis-abled; they can do things just like anyone else. I love seeing opportunities being extended to those with differences! One of my former co-workers has a son with fairly severe autism and he attends a special school that won’t give him a proper diploma upon high school graduation. This will make college and many jobs unreachable and will limit his opportunities as an adult. So I think it’s great to see businesses offer jobs to those who are differently abled. We as a society need to focus more on helping and empowering them.

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