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Kara commented on Make Inclusive Design Playful!

What a wonderful idea, Jennifer Compau. I absolutely love this idea and know how much our students would benefit from this. Inclusion is such a powerful, wonderful concept. It is what is right. It is what is best for ALL kids. What you do for the Art SPARK program at our school, U-High, is unbelievable! You are doing such a wonderful job of promoting social and academic inclusion. It is so important that ALL students be granted equal opportunities and be included with their peers to the maximum extent possible. In addition to Jennifer's implementation of the Art SPARK program, we also have a program called UNIFED sports, which supports social inclusion through sport. Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away. All schools, everywhere should implement this amazing program. What it has done for out student body has been amazing. Jennifer Compau has supported this program and even donated her time and money to help send us to the state tournament. She even spent her own money to come join us four hours away and support our teams!