Saturday, January 09, 2010

The Best Buddies Blues Band

We are gearing up for the Olympics here in Vancouver - no idea how I am going to get to work. But our school is going to attend a Special Olympics event. Here is one of the bands that is going to play at the Special Olympics. In this band, from Regina, Saskatchewan, a student with an intellectual disability is buddied up with another student.

I wish our school had something like this. However, often our cognitively delayed students do find acceptance and friendship. One curious note is that I write Individual Education Plans for students who, according to their assessments, range from 51 to 149 in IQ.

Here is the Best Buddies Blues Band from Saskatchewan.


Mark Evertz said...

This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this. Good for you and The Best Buddies Blues Band!

Mark Evertz
VP Marketing and PR
Special Olympics Oregon

Suzanne McCarthy said...

Thank you, Mark. Getting to know a Down's Syndrome child has been a very rewarding experience for me.