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Newsletter Issue 18: 02/27/10


SpecialQuest Birth–Five Newsletter


I've been thinking about the wisdom of children. Sometimes their words can catch us by surprise...give us cause to pause and take a look at the world from a new perspective.


When was the last time a child uttered something so profound that you stopped what you were doing and were compelled to think hard about what the child had said? Imagine if a child said to you,


"I want to go in the same door as my friends."


Doesn't that make you stop in your tracks? Micah, in order to attend special education classes, entered school through a different door than his friends. In a series of posts to the Inclusion! What's In It for Everyone? blog, Micah, his friends, and his family share a bit about their journey of inclusion. I hope you will join me in reading, reflecting on, and learning from their experiences.

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