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Educating our Educators - The Preschool Journey

Three minutes into the tour and we knew we were done. I walked out, holding back my tears, and wrote to the principal who had given us the tour...There are two types of people in this world. One who sees a two-year-old and sees a blank canvas - a child ready to be sculpted into an exceptional human being. The other only sees a diagnosis - instead of presuming competence, they assume the child is not capable... 

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An Open Letter to Tom Segura

We won’t stop until there is an end to the ‘R’ word. Have you heard of ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’? (As a side note, you say you don’t support the arguments of why we shouldn’t use that word? It’s because in the past it was used as a medical diagnosis for Down syndrome – the same word you use to describe something that is not smart. We are trying to break away from that stigma because individuals with Down syndrome are smart, and they are capable, and if given the chance they will show you that. They have been marginalized and segregated for too long, and now is the time we stand up with them and give...

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