Special Education Needs

“With tremendous burdens often come enormous gifts. The trick is to identify the gifts, and glory in them.” – Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein

Children have the right to be supported by their parents and community to grow, learn and develop in the early years, and upon reaching school age ,to go to school and be welcomed and included by teachers and peers alike. When all children regardless of their differences are educated together, everyone benefits – this is the corner stone of inclusive education.

Heaven's very Special child

A meeting was held quite far from earth,
” It’s time again for another birth”
Said the angels to the Lord above,
“This special child will need much love”
His progress may seen very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show;
And he may require extra care
From the folks he meet down there.
He may not run or laugh or play.
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won’t adapt,
And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent;
We want his life to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize it right away
The leading role they are asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for this gift from heaven.
Their precious charge,so meek and mild
Is Heaven’s very Special Child.