When we think about children with disabilities, many first think about them as being “different”. It’s true, children with disabilities do have different needs, but then again, don’t all children have different needs? Every child is unique — they all develop differently, they all have unique personalities, different strengths and all require distinctive support to fulfil their potential. What makes Stefanija Trajanovska, a 12 year old with Down syndrome different from other children her age?
Like most children, Stefanija loves going to school. When asked, what’s her favourite subject she instantly replies — all of them! “Over the summer she worked extra hard to prepare for the transition from lower primary to grade five,” says her mother Milena.