Stop the segregation of children with disabilities.
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Do you remember the first day you took your little girl or boy to Kindergarten? It is a day that you will probably never forget. Do you remember the days leading up and going shopping for clothes, backpacks, and school supplies? You and your child are just so excited! The first day of Kindergarten is here! You take your child to meet his or her teacher with both excitement and a little bit of nervousness too.The teacher comes over to greet you and your child and welcomes you to her classroom. You look around the room and see lots of boys and girls and wonder who your child will become friends with. But, what if your child is met at that door and you are told that your child doesn't belong in this classroom. She belongs in the special classroom where the special kids go. She isn't smart enough to be with these kids. She belongs with the special kids. My daughter, Grace, has Down Syndrome and her school in Orlando, Florida is trying to remove her from the general education classroom.
Up until now Grace has always been in the general education classroom over 80% of the time, but now Eagle Creek Elementary wants to cut that down in half. Please sign this petition and support her. Help protect her rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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