In Russia we celebrate the 1st of September as a day of knowledge and start of a school year, which always gives hope for the future. But this time it was special, and not because of COVID-19 and all the restrictions, no, it was the day we were preparing during a year. It was special for five children with autism and their parents, who are so excited to be a part of local primary school now!
And, of course, none of this could have happened without your support, friends. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the first step has been taken: today Slava, Vanya, Sasha, Lyosha and Ali have become first graders!
The Headmaster and other specialists seemed very enthusiastic and ready to learn new things about inclusion, because students with special needs are the best teachers in this scenario. We promised to support them with expertise and sharing expences!
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