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What You are Missing When You See a Person with a Disability

If there was ever a day to start spotting strengths, it is today. Today is World Down Syndrome Day. This day promotes awareness and understanding of Down syndrome. Thus, why not promote the character strengths of people with Down syndrome? Read More

hat I see is

Often what I see is a capacity to come from the heart and an emotional open-nes that is generally not present in most of the population. I don't personally know any one with Down Syndrome but
that's what I often notice what I see them as a group.

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Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., is the education director at the VIA Institute on Character.


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