by Sarah Tobin, Temple Sholom in Broomall

I feel like in our world today too many people exclude people who have a disability. Yes I think we have improved in past years but it’s not enough. We need everyone to be on the same page and to include everyone. I admire people with a disability whether someone has autism or is on the spectrum everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. I truly believe any child who has a disability should be given the same chance to learn as any other child is given. Too many times have children been excluded or not been given the same chances other children are given.

I feel like we can improve classroom environments by being more open to easier classroom activities to make learning easier for kids who have a disability. This would give kids a much more successful learning experience. We can also be open to trying new things so that we can see what works and what doesn’t. The only way to improve is to try to make changes so that everyone can feel included and have the same learning experience. This topic is very, very important too and I really do believe that is a very reachable goal.