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A New School Year Letter to My Helpers

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As we embark on a new school year, Kyle introduces himself to his first grade school helpers. Dear School Helpers, My name is Kyle and I am 6 years old. My mom Katie is typing my new school year letter for me because my keyboarding and vocabulary skills are still “in progress.” I was sad to leave kindergarten, but I… Read more »

Do you see a bear? (Small Moments for #inclusion)

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I am not a mother who visits her kids’ school classrooms. Not that I wouldn’t want to, but I’ve always had smaller children in tow. So last May when I went to Kyle’s end of the year celebration at school, it was the first I had observed him with his peers. What I saw floored me. Kyle was participating and… Read more »

Learning to Swim in an Inclusive Environment

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Learning to swim can be daunting. Lucky for us, our local recreation department is inclusive and welcoming. We tried lessons for a day or two when Kyle was 4, but I don’t think he was ready for learning to swim. As I watched from afar, Kyle repeatedly tripped on the slope and his face went into the water. It almost… Read more »