Right to Love
Romance among people with special needs is a unique experience that can be more about compassion and love than passion. An innocence of love is bred with the
necessity of a companion.
It as if we have a learning disability of the heart. Sometimes romance can be childlike.
The Center of People with Disabilities encourages us to embrace independence as much as possible.
We live in communities and go to school, and romance is among our rights too.
Love between two people with special needs may be blind yet beautiful.
-- By Samaris Ayala
Samaris Ayala is a writer from Manhattan's Lower East Side who contributes her reflections to Puerto Rico Sun.