tips on writing to diveleopementally disabled and blind children

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I need writing wisdom for writing to my blind and divelopementally disabled children... any wisdom will help!
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theresa angeletti

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Denise Bailey

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Hi Theresa, I am another sponsor and I would recommend you join the Facebook group:  Compassion Sponsors and Correspondents Facebook Forum.  This is a group of sponsors that believe that writing and caring for their sponsored and correspondent children really makes a difference.  It is a fun group of sponsors that share letter writing tips and ideas and even letters they have written to their kids for other sponsors to use.  I have found the group to be very helpful. There is also a group on Pinterest that is specifically geared for sponsors writing and sending paper items to their children which you can find out about on the forum.  I am not in that group but hear about it sometimes.  To request to be added to the Facebook groups send an email to:
socialmedia@compassion.com          Hope to see you there!
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I have joined, but when I went to the link it was just heads with pluses next to them...no content. I wasn't quite sure what to do next. Also, it doesn't seem to come up on my Facebook line... I am not sure how to get to it on my own... I guess I will figure it out! Thanks so much for your help! I appreciate it so much!
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Theresa, did you send us the same email address that is connected with your Facebook account? It's possible we sent an invite to the wrong email address.
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theresa angeletti

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I copied this from my Facebook page...http://facebook.com/tangeletti.  Thx
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Jenny Kim

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Here are some tips sponsors wrote about sending letters to a blind child: https://support.compassion.com/compassion/topics/blind-child
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theresa angeletti

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thanks so much!
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Hi Theresa, How wonderful of you to share in the lives of children with special needs! For blind children, I might suggest occasionally sending a musical card as a special treat, since it can be enjoyed with the sense of hearing. I would also suggest scratch 'n sniff stickers since those could be enjoyed with the sense of smell. For letters, I'm sure the children would enjoy hearing how much they are loved, by Jesus and by you. Depending on to what extent the children are developmentally disabled, simple sentences about common things may be needed. For example, if a child is at a 4-year old level developmentally, you would just write as though you were writing or talking to a 4 year old. They may enjoy hearing about a pet, or animals in your yard. Simple things that they can relate to. People with developmental disabilities, no matter the age, really enjoy knowing that someone cares about them.
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This is great info! I guess we all just want to know we are loved.... I will use these!

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