It is Our World Too!


A Report on the Lives of Disabled Children

For the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children

New York, September 2001.

An 11 year old girl with Down's Syndrome was playing with a little boy on the beach. "Are you disabled?" he asked. "No, I'm Daisy," she replied and they went on playing.

We have a dream of a time when the birth of a disabled child is greeted with as much joy and hope for the future as is given to a non-disabled child and that the unique experience of each disabled child is recognised as an exceptional gift to the dignity and humanity of us all.


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