Disabled characters on children's shows

You do everything you can to help your child succeed: you advocate for them at school, you make sure they’re doing their therapies, and you drive them to all their doctor’s appointments. You dedicate so much of your time and effort to them.

Luckily, in your busy schedule, there is one thing that is definitely not your job, and that is being an example of how to live with a disability. You may ask, of all the things in the world, why is this so important? It’s important because it shows kids they matter. Representation shows kids that they can be in relationships, have jobs, and have an effect on the world. It shows them they can dream big and succeed at what they want to do. Positive representation in media helps kids develop a positive identity.