In Cynthia Lord’s Rules, Jason has a disability that stops him from doing a lot of things. The author made Jason non-verbal because he helps Catherine realize that David could be in a worse situation. Also that it is ok to be different. She also made cards for him. She was helping him because she had a brother who was different too and wanted Jason to be happy. An example is, when Jason asked her to dance she eventually said yes. She would also see him a lot. Jason has always wanted to run but he is in a wheelchair so he can’t. Catherine took him running. That shows she wants him to feel normal. Catherine thinks of Jason as everybody else. They have a special friendship.