By Rachel Eisenberg

TAP Teen, Temple Judea

In November, I went and helped to throw a party for adults with special needs.  I moved around and talked to a few of them.  Then, I sat down and talked to a woman named Miriam.  She was blind and had a few other cognitive special needs.  First we made a card and I asked her what she wanted on it and exactly how she wanted it placed.  We talked and she was very nice.  It was amazing to see adults with special needs because they acted a lot different than children. They all were very nice and were very unique.   I expected it to be a lot different.  Most of them could read, write and were very functional.  They opened my eyes and made me want to teach more special needs children so that they can be as functional as the adults that I met during the Hanukah party.