For our kids with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, it may take a lot of work to find the right friend fit. I suspect more work than most of my friends who have typical kids.
The two principals and LEA Coach were excited to begin to use the facilitation skills they’d learned through their work with the SWIFT Center to support this district level scale-up. We ended the meeting with energy, focus, and hope!
We wanted the best school for our child and we found it, because inclusion is much deeper than facilities and programs. Inclusion involves everyone looking beyond what children can’t do based on their circumstances to see instead what they CAN do.