From CNN: Differences that are categorized as mental health disorders and learning disabilities are often associated with increased creativity and artistic abilities, more empathy, and the ability to view the world in new, innovative ways. In providing support for children with these conditions, it is important to focus on exploring and enhancing their strengths, not just attending to their weaknesses.
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