Tag Archives: Special Needs

Turning to Instagram After Diagnosis

A Cerebral Palsy warrior raises awareness and spreads positivity online When almost-five-year-old Briella Naif took 35 steps––the most she’d ever done without her walker––thousands of people were cheering her on. Her mom, Caroline Naif, shared a video of the feat on their Instagram account, @briellandme, and encouraging comments from over 11,000 followers flooded in. Briella

Putting People First In Talking To Persons With Disabilities

Disability is part of daily life for many families in the United States, but their lives are more than the disabilities of them or their loved ones. People First Language offers one way to communicate that message. Alex Gossage, interim director of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL), said People First Language is

Theater for All Abilities

The 4th Wall Theater Company encourages performers with special needs Katie Mann and Annie Klark were working in a theater camp when they imagined something new. Why not open the stage for people with special needs? Mann, with a masters degree in special education, and Klark, with a masters degree in vocal performance, combined their