How to explain disability to kids?

How to explain disability to kids?

How do you talk about a disability? When is the right time to start explaining to your child that he has a disability? When is the right time to start explaining to your other child that his brother has a disability? What do kids understand when you try to explain away a disability? And how can you make sure they don't end up defining themselves through that explanation? I think these questions haunt every parent who has a Special child. Some day my child will come to me and ask me - why? Or worse, he will hear something from someone else and then will come to me and blame me for not telling him sooner, for not making sure he is ready. I am not different here, why would I be? It is one of my biggest fears having Yon hear something about his Ocular Albinism from someone else. Having him subjected to the "albino" or "blind" or worse name calling, having him think he is less. And on the other hand the possibility that it will happen is so slim. He doesn't look albino, or blind. Just sometimes weird and funny. So why would I rush it?

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