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Special Needs Students Share Their Experiences With Other Students

Where:            Waters Edge Elementary School, 21601 Shorewind Dr.

                        Boca Raton, FL 33428

When:             Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Time:              7:45 am – 12:00 pm

 

Waters Edge, a fully included elementary school, has invited 8 young people to come to their school to share their experiences and learn about people with disabilities.

Christine was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 7. “I wish my friends would have understood why I couldn’t sit still or concentrate.”  She remarked. Christine will be among a group of young people some former attendees of Palm Beach County schools. These student’s disabilities include Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Hearing Impaired, Tourette’s syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. These volunteers have come together in the hope that by exposing other students to the differences they have, the children will realize that they are more the same than different.

Palm Beach County schools have moved toward being a fully inclusive school district. Most children with disabilities are educated in the general education classroom and receive additional support when necessary. October is National Handicap awareness month.

For more information, contact Lisa DelPozzo at Lisa.DelPozzo@palmbeachschools.org or call (561)852-2400.

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