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When the Key Coalition comes to town, children with special needs fill the Capitol hallway, along with people in wheelchairs and with seeing-eye dogs.
The coalition goes to Juneau every year to raise awareness about people with disabilities and to improve services. They’re hard to miss, yet their friends and family say they seem to miss out on a lot.
Advocates for people with developmental disabilities feel they have a hard time getting heard, but since the governor gave birth to Trig, her child with Down Syndrome, a lot has changed.
In her State of the State speech, Gov. Sarah Palin promised more support for children with special needs, such as giving more money to screen children with autism…
UPDATE BY JR:
A Creative Society would call upon their experience and the thinking of the campus researchers and others experienced in philanthropy and public service to make a study to establish that we are doing all we can, first of all, for those who are disabled, aged and who, through no fault of their own, must depend on the rest of us. Our goal should be not only to provide the necessities of life, but those comforts such as we can afford that will make their life worth living.
President Bush greets a trick-or-treater: