Skip to comments.More Opportunities for Special-Needs Students in Oklahoma
Posted on 06/28/2013 12:34:14 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
Phylicia is seemingly a normal teenager at Oklahomas Town & Country School: she interacts with other students, participates in class, and, as her mother notes, she wakes up wanting to go to school. However, Phylicia has not always been this energetic about learning.
Phylicia is a teenage special-needs student with Aspergers Syndrome. In an article written by Brandon Dutcher, vice president of policy at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), Phylicias mother shared that her daughter was bullied in her public school to the point where she would literally crawl in a ball because she did not want to go to school. Upon discovering the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program, Phylicias mother moved her to a school that assists students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.
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