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  •  Kelley: (9+ / 0-)

    I'm in Florida and Publix here does that too.  Also we have the Key Training Center here.  My neighbor's son is "intellectually disabled" and he "graduated" from Crest School which I believe is part of the Key.  I was lucky enough to be invited.  There wasn't a dry eye in the house nor a hand that didn't HURT that night.  It was the BEST graduation that I have ever attended.  The graduates were absolutely awesome, drove you to tears and busted your hands for clapping so long and hard.  I only wish everyone had the chance to experience this.  Oh I could go on and on.  

    •  Wish I could rec your comment 100 times! (8+ / 0-)

      I've been to graduations like that at The Briarwood School in Houston. Briarwood is really two different schools, one for kids with learning differences and one for kids with developmental disorders. We enrolled my son there in the sixth grade when his dyslexia was (finally, finally) diagnosed, and came to know many of the kids and families at the Tuttle School. The graduations were just like you described, but the lasting impact for my family was having my son spend critical years mentoring a different child from Tuttle every semester. As a result he (now 35) is comfortable with everyone and advocates for all.

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