When thinking of a vision for Western Brown's Special Education Program, I can't help but think that in a perfect world we wouldn't even need a special education program. So my ultimate vision would be that children were no longer born with birth defects, that students didn't have learning disabilities, that Autism was a thing of the past, and that our parents didn't have to endure a journey that they never asked for. But until that "Perfect World" exists, I am blessed to work in a an area that can make a difference in the lives of these very special students.
My vision for our Special Education Program is for all of our Students with Disabilities (SWD) to be accepted and to get the opportunities for the same experiences as their typical peers. Academically, I would like to close the achievement gap for our SWD. Staff members believe that All students can learn and that SWD are included in the "All."
All teachers use strategies and approaches that connect each SWD to their instruction. Collaboration is experienced with parents, students, schools, and the community to focus on the positive attributes of SWD and recognize their individual strengths and achievements to promote their future success.