Without limits: Kids with special needs

Holding hands and interacting with her loved ones is another way Emily enjoys spending time. Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald.

Holding hands and interacting with her loved ones is another way Emily enjoys spending time. Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald.

For thousands of Calgary children, access to a good education, sports opportunities and exposure to the arts are a normal part of daily life. But for kids with special needs, many of those opportunities are out of reach.

By Doug Hintz, Calgary Herald March 18, 2016

Calgary photojournalist Christina Ryan has waged a near daily battle to bring down the barriers — both figurative and literal — to a richer life for her special-needs daughter, Emily.

In this special series, Postmedia shares Ryan’s personal story of raising a child with special needs and highlights programs working to expand opportunities for children with disabilities, all while asking the question: How do we build a better city for all kids?

Source The Calgary Herald

 

Watch the videos in The Calgary Herald
Life with Emily: The special people enriching the lives of special-needs kids
Special school’s sensory room offers solace for the senses
The power of music for special-needs
Horses ‘soothing to the soul’ for special needs kids

Also see
Share your thoughts: Making Calgary better for children with special needs in The Calgary Herald

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