I really enjoyed prepping for the discussion, I did a lot of surfing of the net, on sites like National Down Syndrome Society, Mayo Clinic: Down Syndrome. I also did some thinking of the people who I have met in my life with disabilities, whether they be mental or physical. I thought about how these people impacted my life, how they were or were not part of the community. There was so much that I wanted to share with everyone; I love all the videos and links that were posted by you, and your careful reflections.
I found it hard on the day of the discussion to fit it all in. I felt that many of my deltas, including my own, were about slowing it down, or getting time to discuss other facets of the article. Like many of you that came before me, there just wasn't enough time to get it all in.
In the end I want to thank you all for your great participations and your wonderful sharing of ideas. I greatly enjoyed the discussions that we had and I learned from you and more about you. I hope that you feel as if our community has grown and that we bring this forward to our own schools.
PS. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone