In that program we said that changing peoples' attitudes, or opinions, about disabilities is one big step.
It sounds simple, but changing attitudes can be a very difficult job!
However, people can make a difference in small and big ways.
It is easy to make small changes in your own ways of thinking.
Do you ever hear people tell jokes about disabled people?
Or have you seen disabled people treated unfairly in your community?
At times like these it is easy to stay quiet.
But you can speak up!
Do not laugh at the joke.
Tell other people the things you have learned about disabled people.
You may be surprised that other people will join you!
There are also ways you can make big differences!
You can lead by example.
Do you know any disabled people in your community?
Talk with them. Look for ways to support them.
Look for ways to improve the treatment of disabled people in your community.
Look for ways to include disabled people in your life.
But most of all treat disabled people with respect.
And encourage the people around you to do the same.
We hope you are able to inspire this change in others around you too! Good luck!
Ngoc's letter leads us to today's Hodgepodge!
Today we will look at a popular saying.
This saying is from Mohandas Gandhi.
Many people want to make a difference in the world.
But who knows where to start?
The job can seem too big!
But this saying from Gandhi might help people get a start. The saying says:
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."