Friday, March 27, 2009
We attended an event at Noe's elementary school last night and learned a little bit more about his school life. The kid is a rock star.
I knew that the teachers and office assistants adored him. He is always a big distraction to the office staff on the days I retrieve him from school early for his ABA therapy.
But I didn't know how many of the other students knew him. Just walking through the crowded cafeteria as we looked at student exhibits, the other kids were completely drawn to him. Kids of all grades would yell out "Hi, Noe!" and were genuinely excited to see him. Noe mostly ignored them, but we're working on that.
I had so many fears sending Noe off to public school and none of them have been confirmed. His school has such a great atmosphere for inclusion. Within its walls is a large special ed program, lots of general ed classrooms and a GT (gifted and talented) program. There is even a handful of special needs kids who are in the GT program.
We're so lucky to be a part of this community...one that values so highly education, diversity and tolerance.
Posted by Jen at 1:27 PM