Seven Corners Community Collaborative will be a welcoming community space that accommodates families and individuals experiencing disability with increased access to services, new technology, and community resources.
More insightful words from Niko Boskovic. He clearly explains why inclusion, rather than isolation is so important... We simply "need to change perspectives... rather than reinvent the wheel". I challenge you to evaluate your own perspectives, and see where you can make even small changes to include and understand, rather than exclude and isolate. ... See MoreSee Less
"I have a dream to open a charter school [in Oregon] to teach RPM. I work with people with autism and feel that the special education doesn't give them an adequate voice or mastery of language. What do you think?
Do you think a school is possible?"
THANK YOU FOR WRITING. YOU RAISE AN INTERESTING QUESTION. CHECKING MY BIAS AT THE DOOR, I WOULD UNEQUIVOCALLY STATE THAT SPECIAL EDUCATION LEAVES KIDS LIKE ME ON THE SIDELINES A MAJORITY OF THE TIME.
GOING TO SCHOOL AS A PERSON WHO CAN'T COMMUNICATE IS AWFUL. I WAS TREATED LIKE A STUPID PERSON, BUT NO NEEDLESS EFFORT WAS MADE TO HELP ME FIND MY VOICE. ONCE I HAD A WAY OF COMMUNICATING, HOWEVER, IT TOTALLY CHANGED, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I MADE FRIENDS.
I DON'T ADVOCATE FOR SPECIAL SCHOOLS OR SPECIAL PROGRAMS - INSTEAD, I BELIEVE PEOPLE BELONG TOGETHER WITH DIFFERENT HARDSHIPS AND ABILITIES, BACKGROUNDS AND RACES, ECONOMIC LEVELS AND GENDER IDENTITIES, SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS AND FAVORITE POLITICIANS.
I THINK THAT KIND OF SCHOOL IS POSSIBLE, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S NECESSARY. I BELIEVE IT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE TO REALIZE THAT VISION IN ONE'S NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL. I WOULD RATHER SPEND MY ENERGY TRYING TO CHANGE PERSPECTIVES OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND TEACHERS RATHER THAN REINVENT THE WHEEL.
I KNOW I AM VERY LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND A PUBLIC SCHOOL - BUT MORE PEOPLE NEED TO CLAIM THEIR PLACE RATHER THAN LEAVE ALTOGETHER. BELIEVE ME, IT'S POSSIBLE FOR MORE PEOPLE LIKE ME TO BE IN GENERAL EDUCATION - WE JUST NEED A CHANCE TO TRY.
More than 250 Volunteers are needed for the Harvest Century! Sunday, September 24th 2017 Civic Center - Hillsboro, Oregon Community Vision is looking for Event Volunteers for this year’s Harvest Century Ride on Sunday September 25th at the Hillsboro Civic Center. Everyone who volunteers gets a Free…