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E-Soccer and SJ Earthquakes Lunch

E-Soccer has become far more than I ever imagined when it began in a dusty field with 8 kids. Because of our expansion to other cities and countries nearly 1000 kids participate. This means typical and special needs children play together and become friends. Our work has expanded because important organizations like the Earthquakes involve themselves in the community and provide us with support.
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The Power of Inclusion

When Justine Weisner ran for a touchdown in the high school football game between Newton-Conover and West Caldwell, he provided everyone with a powerful example of inclusion. WCNC of Charlotte, North Carolina covered this story of inclusion, something I hope more news stations go out of their way to do.   They quoted Newton-Conover Red…
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The Digital World

The Digital World presents new opportunities and challenges. Howard Gardner of Harvard University succinctly describes that world, and ways in which we can navigate it successfully.   His ideas and insights made me reflect on some important questions. Do we have enough familiarity with this world to understand it, and its’ implications for the young people…
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The Dream of Inclusion (Part 2)

A dream doesn’t have to be perfect to be believed.  What I mean is our lack of understanding of what is required to successfully implement inclusion, does not preclude us from believing it is possible. The dream of inclusion is a positive and hopeful social vision.  Its’ aim is a community where people are valued…
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Everyone Has A Voice

I believe everyone has a voice, and that helping each other find it can be one of the most fulilling purposes in life. Bella Tommey shows one way we can live out this purpose… On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, Sophie Goodchild, the Health and Social Affairs Correspondent of the London Evening Standard told the story…