The Beauty of Interdependence

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Independence is a word I heard tossed around frequently as a child. It hovered above me at Individualized Education Plan meetings in elementary school, and it filled pages for my goals in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. In almost every therapeutic and medical realm, independence appeared to be a goal others had outlined for me.

When you’re a 4-year-old trying to master putting one foot in front of the other while enclosed in stiff, slimy orthotics like tightly packed anchovies, you’re not thinking about steps toward independence. You’re just following directions and trying not to face-plant.

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Original Article Source Credits:  Cerebral Palsy News Today  , 

Article Written By:  Briana Beaver

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