Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Kadin Vire can easily communicate and comprehend the needs of life-skills students. She is one of 32 Finley Junior High students involved in general education that participate with the newly established program Partners in PE, which provides modified activities for students with special needs. "I like that they are giving them a chance to do something," said Vire while standing outside the gymnasium. "Normally, people just think they can't do anything, but there is a lot you don't know about them that they can do." Vire shared she was taken back by her previous partner who is blind and partakes in dance in her free time. The involvement in Partners in PE has brought a new perspective to the life-skill students she works with even though she has befriended several students in the past. Read More

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