Young people spend much of their awake lives in school. This is the place that they begin to learn and practice social skills. This is the place that they establish relationships and friendships that sometimes last a lifetime. If you believe that young people with disabilities should form friendships with their peers without disabilities, then you MUST pay attention to opportunities that arise from school.
Please join Dr. Zachary Rossetti of Boston University and Jim Ross and Mary Ann Brennen from The Arc of Massachusetts' Widening the Circle Project to explore why such friendships are important and how they can be supported. We'll discuss strategies that can be used in elementary-, middle-, and high-school as well as in college. Whether you're a teacher, a parent or an advocate, this information may be helpful to you.
Zachary Rossetti, Ph.D.
Mary Ann Brennen
The Arc of Massachusetts | 217 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 |