The issue of social inequality became more prevalent during the pandemic and with it, the call for preferential option toward the vulnerable. 1 Not only do we protect them from sickness and death, but we are also called to improve their quality of life. Thus, it is imperative that in this call for inclusivity, we address the gap, one group at a time—for example, children with special needs. The project discussed in this perspective article exemplifies the importance of collaboration in bridging the gap to create a more holistic environment for Filipino children with special needs. This article then serves to highlight the importance of addressing social inequality and advocating for inclusivity, focusing on improving their quality of life and empowering their caretakers.
Sese LVC, Guillermo MCL. A Story of Hope: How a Community Project is Transforming the Lives of Filipino Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Glob Pediatr Health. 2023 Nov 12;10:2333794X231211215. doi: 10.1177/2333794X231211215. PMID: 38024471; PMCID: PMC10644740.