Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Educators Hear Advocate for Disabled

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Educators Hear Advocate for Disabled

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Life is difficult for disabled students, partly because Americans live in a culture that demands achievement to belong, a family therapist with cerebral palsy said Tuesday.

As a result, people with disabilities see their attendance at school as something that must be earned, rather than everyone's right, said Norman Kunc, an advocate for disability rights. Kunc was born in British Columbia and attended a segregated school for children with disabilities until age 13, when he transferred to a regular high school. Kunc (pronounced Koontz) now lives on Vancouver Island.

Kunc spoke to about 800 educators at a two-day conference here on what is known as "inclusion."

Advocates of inclusion believe that students with disabilities should be included whenever possible in regular schools, rather than taught separately. Sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts, the conference held workshops on various aspects of inclusion, including working with students with attention-deficit disorders and finding ways to challenge all children in a classroom that includes students with disabilities. …

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