Second-Grader Uses Letters To Educate Peers On Down Syndrome
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Joey Towell entered second grade at Richfield Elementary School prepared.
A week before school started, he and his mom, Jen Towell, gave his teachers a letter to distribute to all his classmates so they could get to know him a little better. And on the first day of school, he passed out résumés to teachers, aides, custodians, cafeteria workers and his bus driver.
As schools increasingly look to integrate students of all abilities, the Towell family has been taking extra steps to help Joey’s classmates understand his Down syndrome and other special needs.
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