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Amy Julia Becker is the author of Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most and A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny. 

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America Doesn’t Fully Value the Disabled. When Will This End?

by Amy Julia Becker 03-20-2017

“Disability is a magnifying glass that shows us our humanity.”

My husband spoke these words eleven years ago, when our daughter Penny was a few months old. Penny had been diagnosed with Down syndrome a few hours after her birth, and the months that followed were hard for us. She had a few little holes in her heart. She needed tubes in her ears. She needed early intervention services. Her future seemed uncertain.