Reluctant though I am to praise government initiatives uncritically, this one seems very good. Helping to support the very beginnings of people’s lives as they learn to manage some very disabling conditions may give parents and indeed, children themselves, enough optimism, a big enough boost, to carry on without despairing. That would be a good outcome, regardless of the legislative environment in which people helped by this program grow up to live. Of course, the program’s effects on people with disabilities’ sense of self-worth and actual inclusion in society are yet to be seen. I hope it strengthens personal and national resolve to accept our lives and the contribution we make.