For our kids with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, it may take a lot of work to find the right friend fit. I suspect more work than most of my friends who have typical kids.
If you could speak to most of them preschool through today, almost every one one of them would say, “I learned more from Rachel than she did from me.”
They told me Rachel was crying because a friend who had moved away was at camp and she missed her. All was well. They didn’t need me and didn’t really need the room counselor because guess what? They had it. They took care of it.