We are all unique. Inclusion matters.
ICE is all about empowering schools and families
to make inclusion possible.
Which one of these children has special needs?
All of them.
I always wanted to go to school with my brothers, but I can't get around the school in my wheelchair. ICE is helping my parents and the school figure that out so I can be with my family and parish friends.
I have trouble staying organized, and it's hard for me to take a written test. But Ms. Walker helps me by letting me take my tests one-on-one. She asks me the questions and lets me answer out loud. She also helps me by taking a picture of the assignment board in case I forget to write it down, and that way I always know what homework to do.
We have four children, and the older three attended our home parish school from Kindergarten through their 8th grade graduations. We were heartbroken when our fourth child, who has down syndrome, was asked to leave in the 5th grade. We were willing to work with the school, but the decision was made by the school that appropriate accommodations were impossible.