Highs and Lows
Because Aidan is non-verbal and has complex motor control issues (his body doesn’t always do what his brain tells him to), he is a challenge to educate in a general education classroom. I have been an advocate of inclusion for Aidan from the beginning and his special education team has stretched themselves to make that possible. He participates in lunch group with a small group of typical peers who need some extra social interactions. One day when Aidan was absent, the kids all got to name their highs and lows of the day. One of Aidan’s friends said that his low was missing Aidan at lunch. These moments are the successes of inclusion. These kids are the educators, medical professionals, legislators etc of the future. And they love my son. And the future will be better for it.