ISU's Student Council for Exceptional Children organization has arranged for CIDSO members to join them for bowling again!! The dates for this semester are:
Each date will be one hour of bowling from 2PM to 3PM at the ISU Bowling and Billiards center (400 West Locust Street, Normal). We encourage CIDSO members junior high age and older to join SCEC for some pin time!
In honor of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 1-5, 2014, CIDSO has recognized local teachers who promote inclusion at their school. This recognition is for school staff who work to be sure students with special needs are included with their typical peer in the classroom and other school activities. This involves modification of regular education curriculum and modifying activities so special needs students can be included with their peers throughout the school day. It also involves staff being willing to learn, listen, and act on suggestions to make school more inclusive.
We are excited to begin our 8th year of this wonderful opportunity for both adults with Down syndrome and ISU students. Our program meets both semesters at ISU Milner Library on Monday nights from 6:15-7:30. We have 16 participants (participants are 18 years are older) and 32 tutors. Our tutors are ISU students that volunteer weekly- and many times for multiple semesters. Most of the tutors are special education or speech therapy majors.
This summer I went to Indianapolis for the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. I was part of the Youth and Adult conference. I attended three workshops: 1. Down for Photography, 2. The Sweet Taste of Success, and 3. Anyone Can Dance. My favorite workshop was the Sweet Taste of Success. In this workshop I learned about owning a business. I would like to own a business in the future. At the conference we learned a dance to the song “Roar.” There were about 500 people doing the dance together. I had lots of fun.
I go horseback riding every Wednesday morning. I take the S.O.A.R. bus all the way to East Peoria. At the barn I ride different kinds of horses. Phoenix, Trigger, and Charlie are the three horses I have been riding. I am riding Charlie right now. I have been rid- ing Charlie for two years. He is all brown with black hair. All in all, I have been horseback riding for seven years. I signed up for horseback riding and different activities through