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Conference. Superman symbol on the front, “diversability� on the back. If you think about it, trying to navigate a world that has been built for people with different needs and abilities than yours is a superhuman feat. Diversabilities is about Angus and kids like him, who sometimes struggle to fit in, or to find their place. Maybe it’s also about your kid. Though Angus loves to have a column about him, and though I certainly intend to write about him and our personal experiences, I want to include other stories. If you have a kid with a difference and a story to share, I’d love to talk to you about it. Rant about your challenges, but also tell me about your successes.

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But I don’t want “Diversabilities� to just be about individual kids. It will also be about changes happening—in our neighbourhoods and little leagues and school playgrounds—to make our community more inclusive and accessible to all kids. If you know of such a change, have plans to implement one, or even just fantasies, let me know. Thanks to those of you who have read some, or all, of the 80+ Maternity and Beyond columns I have written over the years. 80+! Admittedly many of those columns squeaked in well past deadline. Coming up with a new topic each month was a struggle. I’m looking forward to your help this time. And grateful in advance.

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