Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Girl with Down syndrome attends Catholic school in Oregon

"Next year, Megan will be in fourth grade at Our Lady of the Lake School. It’s rare for children with disabilities to attend Catholic schools. But Joan Codd, the principal at Our Lady of the Lake, has stepped up as an advocate for Megan, who had three older siblings enrolled when she entered kindergarten in 2004.
Students at Our Lady of the Lake tend to appreciate Megan, giving her high-fives, helping her when needed and treating her like anyone else when that seems right. Megan ran on the school’s track team this spring and is part of a local swim club. Word spread around the school one day this spring — Megan had poured in 30 points during a pick-up basketball game at recess."

Read the entire story here.
HT Catholic Sentinel

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