Sure enough, they start to stare. Even more than the children, it’s the adults who are staring. Sadly, this is a typical reaction to individuals with disabilities who “dare” to enter our mosques. It’s not that they’ve never seen a person with special needs individual before — they surely have. It’s that fear, that uncertainty, of what to say, what to do with them.
MUHSEN and ReMosque-ing Individuals and Families with Special Needs
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