Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Scholarship Entrant: Tressa from Vallejo, ca
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I would have to choose working with young children who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. I would find great joy and satisfaction in working with these children because all they need in life is someone who will take a little extra time and give them a chance to learn, play, interact with others, and to one day go to college and live a productive life on into adulthood. This hits home for me because my son who is six years old was recently diagnosed with this disability, and I want to help him and all children overcome this objective.

I spend a lot of time at my son’s elementary school, reading, writing and spending extra time with pronunciations and homework. I have often thought of quitting my job. To see the smile on his face when he succeeds at learning is extremely rewarding. To make this happen I would immediately find out what type of educational classes I would need to take and make sure I am certified to work with young children. I am currently perusing my business degree, so I would combine the two and possibly open a nonprofit organization to help families who need extra attention for their children.

There is an old saying “it takes a village to raise a child” and I want to let not only my child but all children and parents know that they are not alone. What I will do will motivate others and change the world.

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