Spring is full of new beginnings, and here at Colorado Parent, we’re kicking off the season with a fresh new addition to our April issue—a dedicated Colorado Special Parent section.
There is an abundance of resources in metro Denver for individuals living with special needs, but the challenge is often connecting families to those resources. Our goal with this special section is to make it easier for parents to find the information they need to help their children grow, no matter their abilities.
The Special Parent section isn’t just for families living with special needs though—it’s for every family. As children with special needs mature, it’s vital for them to find their place in the world. By sharing their experiences and gaining a deeper understanding of each other, we step closer to a truly inclusive way of life; one where individuals with and without special needs live and work together. Our article “Moving Beyond Barriers” explores the beauty and challenges of creating a truly inclusive school environment. You also won’t want to miss the story of the McGarrity family from Lone Tree. They’re raising a beautifully blended family of seven kids, three of whom have Down syndrome.
This issue also includes a look at flipped learning, a concept that takes the “home” out of homework and puts active learning in the classroom. Some believe it is another way for children of varying educational levels to learn together.