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University of New Hampshire and University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

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NH-ME LEND Capstone Poster Session and Celebration (Zoom)

Abstract/ Summary

Mission: Sandcastle Clinical & Education Services: we decided that children with special needs would no longer be separated and that our classrooms would be composed of a mixture of children. Sandcastle’s goal was and still is to this day that children graduating from our program at age five, who had special needs, would transition directly into a regular classroom and not be segregated from their peers. We are proud to have been on the cutting edge of inclusion, and proud to be educating children to be open minded, with open hearts.

Vision: Sandcastle was the first early childhood education program in Lewiston Auburn that was inclusionary.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Omer, H. (2021, April). Evaluating services for New Mainers community . (PDF). Poster presented at the NH-ME LEND Capstone Poster Session and Celebration [Zoom web conference].


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