Students Honor Special Needs Peers at Prom

LOVELAND, Ohio — Mary Alten remembers being determined, yet afraid, when she enrolled her daughter in preschool.

Toni Alten-Crowe was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes delays in physical and mental development. Alten had ignored recommendations to place Toni in a special school and moved to Loveland after hearing parents say the district tries to include students with disabilities in regular classes and activities.

Even so, she was concerned for her only child.

“I imagined that she would be snubbed and made fun of and not be given opportunities,” Alten says.

Read the whole story at USA Today

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Author: Kevin Mulligan

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