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Thursday, June 12, 2014

On the day my niece “graduates” 6th grade, here’s a ‪#‎tbt‬ from my “graduation” from Old Forge School—a school for kids with disabilities.

The concept is all but dead as I understand it with “inclusion” now the model for educating kids with physical disabilities. Overall, that’s the way it should be—kids with physical disabilities being educated alongside everyone else. But along the way of trying to keep up with everyone else, I think we lost a little bit of the importance of kids with disabilities being together. Old Forge had many shortcomings, but it was a place where kids with disabilities were just kids.

Me accepting congratulations from the principal as teachers and aides for the graduating students watch

Myself and other students during the ceremony

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