Meeting Them “Where They Are”

When I was coordinating a Unified Theater program in North Carolina, there was one participant, whom I will call Katie, who, at first, really did not want to be there. She complained about the games, the snack, the skits… really whatever she could find to complain about. Each week, I was sure that she was…

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In Honor of World Down Syndrome Day

ā€œIā€™m a snowman, Torrie, and I. Am. Melting.ā€ As I watched Devon, a 6th grader with a deep love of Broadway musical soundtracks, lying on a stage in a fully padded snowman costume during the middle of a performance on a warm San Diego evening, I could only laugh. He was surrounded by a cadre…

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