Junior high is hard on any student, but can be especially alienating for a student with disabilities. Mentor programs are fantastic for helping someone make friends and feel included...but what if you don't have one in your area school or it starts at high school or college? Join us as we learn about a project that brings kids together in a fun environment while encouraging inclusion. "Horizon Buddies" is a program in its 3rd year in Bismarck, North Dakota created by Missy Moritz (special education instructor) and Abby Wolfe (former Horizon student now attending college in New York). Missy will explain how the program has worked to make their school more inclusive and instill the idea of inclusion in their student body.
In this webinar, you'll learn the basics of the program such as the guidelines and the budget needed. You'll also learn how to approach and assist your local school in creating a program in which ALL of their students benefit.
About your presenter:
Missy Moritz holds a BA in Elementary/Special Education and a M.Ed in Special Education/Learning Disabilities. She is the former president of the Bismarck/Mandan Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children and is the advisor of the Horizon Buddies program at Horizon Middle School in Bismarck, ND.
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