We ran across this incredible story of a young woman with Autism. At the age when most teens won’t stop talking, she finally was given the tools to begin communicating with words! Check out the link to hear her powerful story and catch a glimpse of the world through her eyes…
The View from the Playground: Inclusive Playground Magazine Launch
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For years, Tumaini Mporampora attended the same schools as students with intellectual disabilities.
It wasn’t until her senior year, when her high school began mixing students with disabilities with other students on the basketball team, the dance squad, and in track and field, that some of them became her friends.
“It’s almost like … they’re in their own little school,” Ms. Mporampora, 18, said of some of her classmates here at Overland High School outside Denver, where the integrated sports teams helped to break down the barriers.