Having a diverse group of friends does not need to stop at race. Friendships should include people of all walks of life, abilities, and disabilities. Encouraging children to befriend a child with special needs may not only provide a wonderful benefit to a child with a disability (reason enough for encouragement), but it might also do more for your child than you may have ever imagined. So scroll on for a few ways everyone benefits from children having friendships with special-needs friends.
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