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A Community Not Forgotten

  • Denice LoveEmail author
  • Rebekah Harrelson
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Part of the Advancing Inclusive and Special Education in the Asia-Pacific book series (AISEAP)

Abstract

Family, school, and community partnerships can contribute not only to the academic achievement and overall well-being of a child but also to the life and vitality of an entire community. Not Forgotten is an organization designed to create myriad partnerships that bring greater awareness, acceptance, and opportunity for those with disabilities in a Central Illinois community. To date, partnerships have been formed among families, school districts, museum, zoo, library, and several businesses. As a result, initiatives have been launched to help the families of individuals with disabilities to be more accepted and welcome in locations across the community. Educational and research initiatives have also helped families and education professionals learn and work together cooperatively for the benefit of those individuals with disabilities. These initiatives not only contribute to greater acceptance and integration for the individuals with disabilities, they also allow the entire community to become more enlightened and welcoming.

Keywords

Community partnership Special education Disabilities Students with disabilities Family engagement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Millikin University School of EducationDecaturUSA
  2. 2.Heritage Behavioral Health CenterDecaturUSA

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