I love to see how inclusion is being represented here by little Luke and the fact that he was right up front with all of his classmates, eager to see and be seen by the special royal visitors. The truth is, as the cartoon below by Warren Brown for the Daily Telegraph potrays: people with down syndrome are wonderful members of our communities both in the United States and around the world. They contribute to their families, their churches, and their schools, and eventually their workplaces. When we offer these wonderful people the therapies and classes they need to reach their full potential, everyone benefits.
I am so glad that five-year-old Luke was in the right place at the right time when Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex visited his town. I hope their interaction with him will keep spreading around the globe with the good news that people with Down syndrome are more like the rest of us then they are different and that everyone is better for having them in our world.