The history that built the foundation for the rights of individuals with disabilities began with civil rights...and included a dream!
I have a dream that one day I will be in the Airforce.
When and where will students get the opportunity to explore a variety of fields for transition planning?
I have a dream that one day I will become a band director.
How will we inspire self-determination as we teach the standards?
I have a dream that one day I will be a scientist.
What course content and experiences will make this dream a reality?
I have a dream that one day I will design video games.
How do we educate employers and society to value people with disabilities and the vast range of talents they possess?
I have a dream that one day I will be a veterinarian.
What entry skills are colleges requiring for those who want to attend?
Rigorous academic standards in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics were developed to offer all students new knowledge and experiences each school year.
These standards paired with functional life skills become the foundation for instruction that can increase opportunities for student growth and success.
People with disabilities have high expectations for themselves. And, all of the same dreams and goals as everyone else such as:
Living in a home of their own
Having a family
Going to college
Getting a job doing something they love
Schools can support these dreams by having high expectations, and by providing accessible learning opportunities.
How will YOU support ALL students’ individual dreams?
Parent - I pledge to be an advocate for my child.
Teacher - I pledge to believe in my student’s abilities and teach them skills to reach their dreams
Community member - I pledge to see ability before disability
Administrator - I pledge to build an inclusive district where ALL learners are valued as part of our learning community
OCALI, Supporting the rights of dreamers everywhere.