Explaining The Marquis Inclusion Program In GIFs

Say hi to this eighth-grader participating in an active arts class.

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He and his older classmates are hanging out with a first-grade class at a Lower Manhattan school.

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You’ll notice he’s not wearing the school uniform.

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That’s because he goes to a different school for students on the autism spectrum.

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As part of the Marquis Inclusion Program, he and his special-needs peers attend classes alongside general education students.

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Specifically, they attend this class focused on movement.

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The instructor, Joan, leads classes through the Marquis Inclusion Program to help the students interact.

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The goal of the program is to teach special-needs and general education kids how to connect with and learn from each other.

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And also to have some fun.

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For more on the Marquis Inclusion Program and its partnership with Clay Aiken’s National Inclusion Project, watch our full story and interview.

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