Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The problem I identified was the lack of inclusion of disabled children with mainstream children in schools today. The â€œout of sight, out of mindâ€ was not settling for me. I wanted to see more co-mingling of the two groups of children in order to achieve a stronger sense of community, teamwork, and ultimately acceptance. I was volunteering in a Special Day Class at a local public elementary school, which was isolated from the mainstream population. I chose to implement an art project for the two groups that took place over six weeks. I introduced the children in a fun and relaxed manner. They did not know the intended goals of the project. The two groups worked together on the art projects and formed stronger interpersonal relationships. The disabled children gained self confidence and the mainstream students gained respect and tolerance for others.
Sammartano, Nicole, "Inclusion : all students will benefit" (2011). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 399.